TCU Horned Frogs vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Prediction, 2/16/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: TCU Horned Frogs vs Texas Tech Red Raiders
Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Location: United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, TX
Odds/Point Spread: TCU (+8)
United Supermarkets Arena is the venue where and the Texas Tech Red Raiders (14-6) will take on the TCU Horned Frogs (11-8) on Tuesday. Texas Tech opens this game as 8-point favorites. The total is set at 136.5.
TCU will play this contest with a mark of 11-8 for the year. They currently have an average of 69.1 points per game (247th in the nation) while shooting 44.7% from the floor. The Horned Frogs are hitting 35.1% on 3-point shots (134 of 382) and 64.9% from the free throw line. As a team, TCU is grabbing 35.7 rebounds per contest and has totaled 258 dimes so far this season, which is 123rd in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 13.8 times per game and as a group they commit 15.5 fouls on a nightly basis. On the defensive end of the court, the Horned Frogs are forcing 11.4 turnovers per game while drawing 16.6 fouls. They currently rank 301st in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 286 conceded this year. The Horned Frogs defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 44.6% (500 of 1,121) and they surrender 34.1 boards per game as a unit. They give up 32.1% on shots from downtown while they are 206th in college basketball in PPG allowed (71.2).
The TCU Horned Frogs faced the Texas Longhorns and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 70-55 in their last game. TCU finished with a 36.5% FG percentage (19 of 52) and made 7 out of their 21 shots from 3-point land. When they shot from the free throw line, the Horned Frogs buried 10 of 13 tries for a rate of 76.9%. When it comes to hauling in boards, they collected 26 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 6 assists in the game while getting 5 steals and 2 blocks. With respect to defense, TCU let their opponent shoot 36.5% from the field on 19 out of 52 shooting. Texas totaled 15 assists and had 6 steals for the matchup. Additionally, the Longhorns pulled down 30 rebounds (8 offensive, 22 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Texas ended up shooting 61.5% at the charity stripe by burying 8 of 13 shots. They also made 6 of their 21 shots from beyond the arc.
RJ Nembhard is a guy who played a role for this contest. He ended up scoring 15 points on 5 out of 16 shooting. He played 37 mins played and also pulled down 7 rebounds. Nembhard finished the game shooting 31.3% from the floor but had no dimes when the game ended. Someone else that was a major factor in this game for the Horned Frogs was Mike Miles. He had 3 boards and also accounted for 2 dimes. He ended up shooting 30.8% from the floor in the game by shooting 4-of-13 (10 points). In all, Miles saw the court for 34 min.
Texas Tech has a record of 14-6 so far this season. As an offensive unit, the Red Raiders are shooting 43.6% from the floor, which ranks them 216th in the country. Texas Tech has scored 1,485 points on the year (74.3 per contest) and they pull down 35.8 rebounds per contest. They are dishing out assists 12.7 times per game (221st in Division 1) and they are turning it over 11.0 times per contest. The Red Raiders commit 17.5 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 72.4% from the charity stripe. The Red Raiders on the defensive end are ranked 23rd in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 62.7. The Texas Tech defense allows 35.0% on 3-pointers (137 of 391) and opponents are making 67.6% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 8.8 dimes and 32.6 boards per contest, which ranks them 3rd and 75th in college hoops. They are able to force 16.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 40.9% from the field (64th in D-1).
In their last game, the Texas Tech Red Raiders took a defeat with a final score of 82-71 against the West Virginia Mountaineers. The Red Raiders were able to pull down 17 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards totaling 26 in this matchup. They blocked 4 attempts while getting 9 steals for this game. The Mountaineers had 20 fouls for the game which got the Red Raiders to the free throw line for a total of 20 attempts. They were able to convert 14 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 70.0%. In reference to shots from downtown, Texas Tech made 5 out of their 17 attempts (29.4%). When the final whistle blew, the Red Raiders walked away from this one shooting 26 for 58 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.8%. The Red Raiders allowed the Mountaineers to convert 23 out of 47 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 48.9% for this contest. They finished the game shooting 50.0% from three-point range by connecting on 7 of 14 and ended up shooting 29 of 39 at the free throw line (74.4%). Regarding rebounds, Texas Tech permitted West Virginia to collect 25 overall (8 on the offensive glass).
Mac McClung ended up being important for the Red Raiders for the contest. He converted 7 out of 16 in the game for a field goal percentage of 43.8%, which had him finishing with 17 points. McClung had 4 boards in his 32 mins and added 2 dimes for the game. Another guy that ended being a contributor for Texas Tech was Kyler Edwards. He walked away with 11 points in 36 minutes on the hardwood via 3 of 6 shooting in the matchup. Edwards finished going 50.0% from the field while totaling 6 assists and 7 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take TCU (+8)
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