How to watch Texas baseball vs. Texas Tech: TV/stream, odds for Big 12 opener

Texas baseball is looking to snap a four-game skid in the Big 12 opener on the road in Lubbock on March 8 against No. 17 Texas Tech.

Lebarron Johnson Jr., Texas baseball
Lebarron Johnson Jr., Texas baseball / Mikala Compton/American-Statesman / USA

In search of a much-needed win, Texas baseball (7-5, 0-0 Big 12) and head coach David Pierce open up Big 12 play on March 8 on the road in Lubbock against the No. 17 Texas Tech Red Raiders (10-2, 0-0 Big 12).

Pierce and the Longhorns are riding a four-game losing streak entering Big 12 play, putting this team in a tough spot before the first road game of the regular season against a ranked opponent. The schedule has been non-stop in the last week, as Texas has faced three ranked opponents in the last four contests, including a midweek loss to the No. 7 Texas A&M Aggies at the Disch on March 5.

Texas's pitching has really struggled lately, and the bats have been inconsistent during this losing streak dating back to last weekend in the Astros Foundation College Classic. Texas's pitching staff has allowed at least six runs during this losing streak. They've allowed double-digit runs in two of the last four games.

Here’s a look at the TV/streaming information and game times for the Longhorns this weekend in a three-game series to open Big 12 play against No. 17 Texas Tech in Lubbock.

How to watch Texas baseball vs. Texas Tech

TV/Stream: ESPN+

Radio/Audio StreamLonghorn Radio Network

Live stats: StatBroadcast

All three games in this weekend's series to open Big 12 play between Texas and Texas Tech in Lubbock will be streamed/broadcast live on ESPN+.

Craig Way and Roger Wallace will be on the radio broadcast on Longhorn Radio Network for all Texas baseball games this season.

Texas leads the all-time series against Texas Tech with a record of 121-53. The Longhorns swept the series in Austin last season against Texas Tech.

Game schedule for Texas baseball vs. Texas Tech

Game 1: Friday, March 8, 6:30 p.m. CT

Game 2: Saturday, March 9, 2 p.m. CT

Game 3: Sunday, March 10, 2 p.m. CT

Probable starting pitchers for Texas baseball vs. Texas Tech

Game 1: Lebarron Johnson Jr., RHP (1-1, 2.25 ERA)

Game 2: Cody Howard, RHP (2-0, 3.29 ERA)

Game 3: Charlie Hurley, RHP (1-0, 5.11 ERA)

Ace redshirt junior right-hander Lebarron Johnson Jr. gets the Friday start for the Longhorns in this critical Big 12 opener against Texas Tech. Johnson racked up his first loss of the season last weekend, allowing two earned run and four hits in three innings on the mound against the No. 3 LSU Tigers.

Last season, Johnson appeared in one game in the three-game series sweep for the Longhorns against Texas Tech in Austin. He pitched 2.2 shutout innings while striking out three Texas Tech batters in an eventual one-run win for the Longhorns on March 25, 2023.

Johnson will face Texas Tech's ace right-hander, Kyle Robinson, in Game 1 of the series against Texas Tech on March 8. The big 6-foot-6 junior right-hander Robinson is 2-1 with a 3.14 earned run average this season.

Right-handers Cody Howard and Charlie Hurley don't have any combined losses this season and will get the starts in the last two games against Texas Tech this weekend.

Betting odds for Texas baseball vs. Texas Tech in Game 1

Texas is a 1.5-run favorite in the series opener on March 8 against Texas Tech. The moneyline slightly favors Texas Tech (-122) over Texas (-104) on Feb. 23.

The over/under for Game 1 is 14.5 runs.

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