The regular season concludes when the #12 Texas Tech Red Raiders (23-7, 12-5 Big 12) face the Oklahoma State Cowboys (14-15, 7-10 Big 12) in a Big 12 Conference showdown. Both teams picked up victories earlier this week, with the Red Raiders defeating Kansas State and Oklahoma State victorious over Iowa State.
Saturday’s tip-off is at 3:00 p.m. EST inside the Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, OK. The lines for the game are currently not available at the time of writing this preview.
What to Know – Texas Tech Red Raiders
The Red Raiders can end the regular season on a high note with a season sweep of the Cowboys and a strong finish in the Big 12 Conference. Texas Tech is currently 9th in the KenPom and 11th in the NCAA NET rankings.
Texas Tech is third in the Big 12, scoring 73.1 points per game while hitting 47.3% of its shots from the field and 31.3% of shots from deep. The Red Raiders’ defense is second in points allowed, surrendering 61.0 points per contest, 38.7% shooting from the floor, and 32.3% from the 3-point line.
Davion Warren scored 23 points, and the Red Raiders capped a perfect record at home with a 73-68 victory over Kansas State on Monday night. The win improved Texas Tech to 18-0 in Lubbock this year. Bryson Williams added 19 points, and Adonis Arms chipped in ten for Texas Tech.
Texas Tech is 20-10 against the spread and 5-4 ATS on the road. The Red Raiders only 3-8 ATS over their last 11 games against the Cowboys.
What to Know – Oklahoma State Cowboys
Oklahoma State couldn’t put the season they had liked together this year, but the Cowboys can end the regular season with another home victory and finish .500 heading into the conference tournament. The Cowboys are 38th in the KenPom and 50th in the NET rankings.
On offense, the Cowboys are fifth in the conference averaging 68.9 points per game while shooting 43.8% from the floor and 29.8% from the arc.
Oklahoma State limits opponents to 66.2 points per game, 39.3% shooting from the field, and 32.4% from three.
The Cowboys defense stepped up, limiting the Iowa State to 36 points, routing the Cyclones in a 53-36 road win on Wednesday. Avery Anderson III splashed in 12 points, and Moussa Cisse scored eight and grabbed 12 rebounds. Oklahoma State dominated the glass 45-27.
Oklahoma State is 11-18 ATS and 6-9 ATS on their home floor. The Cowboys are 7-2 in their last nine matchups played in March.
The Pick is In
Texas Tech had no problems dropping the Cowboys the first time these two teams met, but that game was played in Lubbock. The Red Raiders haven’t had nearly the success on the road as they’ve had at home. Texas Tech will be favored, but look for the Cowboys to put up a good fight on Senior Night in Stillwater.
Betting Pick: Oklahoma State to cover