TCU at Texas Tech College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/3/2018
Saturday, March 3, 2018
United Supermarkets Arena
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The TCU Horned Frogs travel to United Supermarkets Arena to play the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Saturday, March 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has Texas Tech as 6.5 point favorites.
TCU heads into this matchup with a mark of 21-9. They currently have a point differential of 7.7 as they are averaging 83.9 points per contest while giving up 76.2 per game. Texas Tech has an overall mark of 22-8. They are averaging 75.6 points per contest and giving up 64.2, which is a point differential of 11.4.
Valuable TCU Horned Frogs Betting Trends
The TCU Horned Frogs are 16-12 against the spread this season
The TCU Horned Frogs are 20-9 against the over/under this year
Important Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 13-13 against the spread this season
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 11-14 against the over/under this year
Key TCU Horned Frogs Injuries
02/09/18 G RJ Nembhard Ankle is out indefinitely
01/17/18 G Jaylen Fisher Knee is out for season
Key Texas Tech Red Raiders Injuries
03/02/18 G Justin Gray Concussion is "?" Saturday vs TCU
03/02/18 G Keenan Evans Foot is "?" Saturday vs TCU
03/02/18 F Zach Smith Foot is "?" Saturday vs TCU
Kenrich Williams averages 13 points per game in 35.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 9.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%. Vladimir Brodziansky averages 15.1 points per game while playing 27 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Jarrett Culver averages 11.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 65%. Keenan Evans averages 17.2 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Horned Frogs allow 76.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 274th in the nation. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 273rd and 326th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.1 rebounds a game which ranks 9th, and they give up 16.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 325th place in the country. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 138th in college basketball. TCU averages 83.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 7.7 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 13th in D-1. They average 36.5 rebounds per game and 19.2 assists per game, which ranks them 113th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 203rd with 12.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Red Raiders surrender 64.2 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the country. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 47th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 10.0 assists allowed per contest, and 35th with 31.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Red Raiders are 332nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per game this season. Texas Tech is 130th in Division 1 with 75.6 points per game this year. They are 101st in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 11.4. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 139th in the nation. They are 136th in college basketball in rebounding with 36.0 boards per game and 177th in assists per contest with 13.6. The Red Raiders are 204th in turnovers per game with 12.7.
The Horned Frogs are 258th in the country in defensive rating with 106.1, and their offensive rating of 116.9 is ranked 9th. They are 126th in college basketball in pace with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 14th. As a unit they are 15th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 234th in D-1. TCU is 253rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 284th in the country.
Texas Tech is 206th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 22nd in the nation. The Red Raiders are 85th in the country in offensive rating with 109.3, and their defensive rating of 92.8 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 234th in Division 1 with 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 129th. As a team they are 111th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 253rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's TCU/Texas Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Texas Tech -6.5
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