Texas Tech at TCU NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/2/2019
Saturday, March 2, 2019
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The Texas Tech Red Raiders travel to Schollmaier Arena to play the TCU Horned Frogs on Saturday, March 2, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Texas Tech as 4 point favorites.
Texas Tech heads into this matchup with a mark of 23-5. They currently have a point differential of 14.5 as they are averaging 72.6 points per contest while giving up 58.1 per game. TCU has an overall record of 18-10. They are averaging 75.9 points per game and surrendering 70.6, good for a point differential of 5.3.
Valuable Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 12-15-1 against the spread
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 11-16-1 against the over/under
Important TCU Horned Frogs Betting Trends
The TCU Horned Frogs are 14-14-0 against the spread
The TCU Horned Frogs are 14-13-1 against the over/under
Key Texas Tech Red Raiders Injuries
02/11/19 F Khavon Moore Medical is out for season
Key TCU Horned Frogs Injuries
02/17/19 F Lat Mayen Knee is out for season
01/17/19 G Jaylen Fisher Knee is out for season
01/11/19 F Yuat Alok Transferred has left team
Jarrett Culver comes into this contest averaging 18.0 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 69%. Davide Moretti averages 11.2 points per game in 30.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 1.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 93%.
Desmond Bane averages 15.1 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 90%. Kouat Noi averages 15.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas Tech averages 72.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 180th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 14.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 54th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 90th in the nation. They average 34.3 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game, which ranks them 242nd and 193rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 225th with 12.6 per game. The Red Raiders allow 58.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the country. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.8 rebounds a game which ranks 33rd and they give up 9.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in Division 1. They force 16.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 327th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
TCU is 101st in the country with 75.9 points per game this year. They are 93rd in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 5.3. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 160th in the nation. They are 96th in the NCAA in rebounding with 36.9 boards per game, and 18th in assists per contest with 16.5. The Horned Frogs are 125th in turnovers per game with 13.5. The Horned Frogs surrender 70.6 points per contest, which ranks them 155th in D-1. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 102nd and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 295th with 14.9 assists allowed per contest and 158th with 34.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Horned Frogs are 213th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game.
The Red Raiders are 106th in the nation in offensive rating with 106.8. In terms of pace they are 265th in the country with 67.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 76th. As a team they are 69th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 259th in Division 1. Texas Tech is 160th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions.
TCU is 161st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions. The Horned Frogs have an offensive rating of 105.9, which is ranked 128th. They are 131st in D-1 in pace with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 127th. As a unit they are 134th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 202nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Texas Tech/TCU college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take TCU +4
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