Oklahoma St. Cowboys vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders
The Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Texas Tech Red Raiders meet for the late round one Big 12 Conference Tournament matchup on Wednesday. The Cowboys are -8 point favorites over the Red Raiders with an over/under point total set at 123.5.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys aren’t what would be considered a bad team but Travis Ford’s team had a rough time with all of the teams that are ahead of them in the conference standings. OSU was 7-11 in the Big 12, 1-5 in neutral site games, and they finished in seventh place in the conference standings. Keiton Page is averaging 16.8 points, Le’Bryan Nash is averaging 13.3 points and 5.0 points, and Markel Brown is averaging 10.5 points and 5.2 rebounds. As a team the Cowboys averaging 66.5 points and they are shooting 42.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.8 points and their opponents are shooting 42.1 percent. Oklahoma State has lost five of their last seven games.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are one of the worst major conference college basketball teams in the nation and Billy Gillispie’s team looks to have no answers. Texas Tech is 1-17 in the Big 12, 0-3 in neutral site games, and they finished in last place in the conference standings. Jordan Tolbert is averaging 11.4 points and 5.7 rebounds, Ty Nurse is averaging 8.9 points, and Jaye Crockett is averaging 8.7 points and 5.6 rebounds. As a tea Texas Tech is averaging 59.5 points and they are shooting 43.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.9 points and their opponents shoot 42 percent. This season has been nothing short of an embarrassment for Texas Tech.
Oklahoma State is 7-2-1 against the spread in their last 10 neutral site games, 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games against a team with a losing record, and 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games following a game which they didn’t cover. Texas Tech is 1-5 against the spread in their last six Big 12 games, 1-4 against the spread following a loss, and 1-5 against the spread in their last six neutral site games. The underdog has covered in four of the last five meetings of these two.
The total here is set about right and while neither of these teams tend to score enough to put it over they also don’t defend well enough to keep it under and defense rules the day so the play here is the over.