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How and what to watch for No. 14 Texas vs. No. 18 Texas Tech

Texas will go for their second straight win against a ranked opponent, while Texas Tech looks to avoid a fourth straight loss.

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Texas Tech Red Raiders guard Mac McClung shoots the ball over Kansas Jayhawks guard Marcus Garrett during the second half at Allen Fieldhouse.  Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

The Texas Longhorns and Texas Tech Red Raiders will look for a resume boost, as one will exit with another top-25 win when they get together on Saturday for a matchup in Lubbock.

Texas (14-6, 8-5 Big 12) is coming off a 75-72 overtime victory over the Kansas Jayhawks at home on Tuesday night. Courtney Ramey led the Longhorns with 15 points despite just 3 of 12 shooting from the floor in 44 minutes. Andrew Jones also shot the ball poorly, connecting on 3-of-14 shots but finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Texas shot 19.2% from the three-point line and still earned the win to sweep Kansas this season. This is the first of four straight road games to end the season for Texas.

Texas Tech (14-8, 6-7 Big 12) is on a three-game losing streak and lost twice since taking 10 days off in between games. The Red Raiders went on the road and lost to the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Monday night in overtime despite holding an 11-point lead in the second half. Reserve guard Jamarius Burton missed this game and is considered questionable with a toe injury. The Red Raiders will need a big game from leading scorer Mac McClung, who is going off for 16.9 points per game this season.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Texas vs. Texas Tech on Saturday, February 27th at 12:00 p.m. ET on CBS, or you can watch via the CBS Sports app or CBS All-Access with a cable or streaming service login. If you don’t have a cable login, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream it.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Texas Tech -3.5
Point Total: 136.5
Money line: Texas +140, Texas Tech -175

  • Texas is 1-7-1 against the spread in their last nine games, while Texas Tech hasn’t covered in any of their last five games.
  • The total went over in 11 of the Longhorns’ last 13 games, and the over hit in nine of Texas Tech’s last 13.

The Best Bet

Both of these teams have suffered respective three-game losing streaks in conference this season and are looking to finish the regular season strong for tournament seeding purposes.

Their prior matchup went to Texas Tech in a 79-77 nail biter in Austin on Jan. 13. With overs being the trend for both of these squads as of late, they can easily hit the total in this one.

Pick: Over 136.5

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