Texas Tech at TCU College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/3/2018
Saturday, February 3, 2018
Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena
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The Texas Tech Red Raiders travel to Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena to play the TCU Horned Frogs on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has TCU as 3.5 point favorites.
Texas Tech heads into this matchup with a mark of 18-4. They currently have a point differential of 13.9 as they are averaging 76.4 points per contest while giving up 62.5 per game. TCU has an overall record of 16-6. They are averaging 86.5 points per game and surrendering 77.0, good for a point differential of 9.5.
Valuable Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 9-9 against the spread this season
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 6-11 against the over/under this year
Important TCU Horned Frogs Betting Trends
The TCU Horned Frogs are 11-10 against the spread this season
The TCU Horned Frogs are 15-6 against the over/under this year
Key Texas Tech Red Raiders Injuries
01/13/18 F Zach Smith Foot is out indefinitely
Key TCU Horned Frogs Injuries
02/02/18 G RJ Nembhard Ankle is "?" Saturday vs Texas Tech
01/17/18 G Jaylen Fisher Knee is out for season
Jarrett Culver averages 10.4 points per game in 23.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 56%. Keenan Evans averages 18.6 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Kenrich Williams averages 14.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.6 rebounds per contest and 4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 73%. Vladimir Brodziansky averages 15.1 points per game while playing 26.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Red Raiders allow 62.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.3 rebounds a game which ranks 30th, and they give up 9.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 6th place in the country. They force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 335th in college basketball. Texas Tech averages 76.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 112th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 13.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 83rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 198th in D-1. They average 36.8 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per game, which ranks them 121st and 200th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 183rd with 13.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Horned Frogs surrender 77.0 points per contest, which ranks them 288th in the country. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 278th and 310th in those defensive statistics. They rank 328th with 16.1 assists allowed per contest, and 10th with 30.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Horned Frogs are 152nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per game this season. TCU is 6th in Division 1 with 86.5 points per game this year. They are 11th in the country in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 9.5. They shoot 41% from 3-point range, which is good for 16th in the nation. They are 92nd in college basketball in rebounding with 37.5 boards per game and 2nd in assists per contest with 19.7. The Horned Frogs are 224th in turnovers per game with 12.7.
The Red Raiders are 3rd in the country in defensive rating with 89.1, and their offensive rating of 108.9 is ranked 90th. They are 219th in college basketball in pace with 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 111th. As a unit they are 104th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 240th in D-1. Texas Tech is 194th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 45%, which is 13th in the country.
TCU is 272nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 291st in the nation. The Horned Frogs are 8th in the country in offensive rating with 117.7, and their defensive rating of 104.8 is ranked 245th. In terms of pace they are 89th in Division 1 with 71.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 14th. As a team they are 15th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 216th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Texas Tech/TCU college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take TCU -3.5
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