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How the public is betting No. 15 Texas Tech vs. No. 4 Texas

In a primetime battle Wednesday night, the No. 15-ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders will take on the No. 4-ranked Texas Longhorns.

Texas Longhorns guard Andrew Jones (1) shoots a three pointer late in the second half against the West Virginia Mountaineers at WVU Coliseum. Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

In the only ranked Big 12 game on Wednesday night, the No. 15 Texas Tech Red Raiders will travel down to Austin, TX to take on the No. 4 Texas Longhorns. If the Longhorns can pull out the victory, they will have sole possession of first place in the Big 12.

This game is scheduled to tip off at 9:00 p.m. ET and will be televised on ESPN2. Texas Tech is coming into this primetime matchup on a two-game winning streak. They’ve also won four of their last five games. Last week, the Red Raiders dominated the Iowa State Cyclones 91-64.

The Longhorns have won six consecutive games, with their latest victory happening last week against the West Virginia Mountaineers. In that game, Texas won 72-70, thanks to a game-winning three-pointer from Andrew Jones.

So where are sports bettors going as we get closer to game time? Let’s take a look. All odds and info were provided by DraftKings Sportsbook.

Point Spread

Texas is favored by 2.5 points heading into this Big 12 matchup. The Longhorns are also receiving 83% of the bets and 61% of the handle.

Is the public right?

It is hard to bet against the Longhorns right now, who are one of the best teams in college basketball. In the last five games, Texas has defeated their opponents by an average of 10.4 points per game. But they haven’t been great against the spread this season with a record of 3-3. However, the Longhorns are better than the Red Raiders, who have a record of 1-4 ATS in their last five games.


The point total for this Wednesday night Big 12 battle is set at 131. As of now, 80% of the bets and only 44% of the handle are siding with the over.

Is the public right?

This season, the point total has went over for both the Longhorns and Red Raiders in four of their last five games. Texas Tech is averaging 75.5 points per game, while Texas is averaging 75.6 points per game. Both team have went over those marks in their last few games, setting up a potential shootout on ESPN2.


The Longhorns have moneyline odds of -141, with the Red Raiders’ odds coming in at +116. Out of all the moneyline bets placed for this game, Texas is seeing 79% of the bets and 94% of the handle.

Is the public right?

This should be a great game between two Big 12 teams that are right now in Texas and Texas Tech. The Longhorns escaped with a two-point victory over a tough West Virginia team last weekend. While the Red Raiders haven't had a good quality victory, despite winning four of their last five games.

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