TCU Horned Frogs vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Prediction, 3/2/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: TCU Horned Frogs vs Texas Tech Red Raiders
Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Location: United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, TX
Odds/Point Spread: TCU (+13)
The Texas Tech Red Raiders (15-8) play the TCU Horned Frogs (12-10) at United Supermarkets Arena on Tuesday. Texas Tech opens this matchup as 13-point favorites. The total has been set at 135.
TCU comes into this contest with a record of 12-10 for the campaign. The Horned Frogs are connecting on 34.8% from downtown (154 of 442) and 67.5% from the free throw line. They are averaging 68.5 points per contest (257th in D-1) while going 44.3% from the floor. They lose possession via turnover 13.7 times per contest and as a squad are committing 15.5 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, TCU is pulling down 35.1 rebounds per game and has totaled 295 dimes on the season, which has them ranked 137th in the country in terms of passing the ball. On the defensive end, the Horned Frogs have forced 11.4 turnovers per game and they draw 16.5 fouls. They concede 32.2% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 201st in D-1 in points per game allowed (70.9). The Horned Frogs are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 44.6% (576 of 1,292) and they surrender 34.2 boards per game as a team. They are ranked 301st in D-1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 334 relinquished so far this year.
The TCU Horned Frogs took the court against the Iowa State Cyclones and notched a win by a score of 76-72 in their last game. TCU wrapped up the game having earned a 43.9% field goal percentage (25 of 57) and buried 8 out of their 19 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Horned Frogs made 18 of their 18 tries for a percentage of 100.0%. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they collected 29 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 12 assists for the contest as well as forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and getting 9 steals. Pertaining to defense, TCU allowed their opponent to shoot 49.1% from the floor on 28 out of 57 shooting. Iowa State distributed 15 assists and had 5 steals in this game. On top of that, Iowa State totaled 25 rebounds (6 offensive, 19 defensive) and had 8 rejections. Iowa State ended up shooting 87.5% from the charity stripe by converting 7 of 8 attempts. They converted 9 out of their 23 attempts from long range.
Mike Miles is one player who was a contributor in the matchup. He ended up with 19 points on 6 of 10 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 36 minutes played and also pulled down 6 rebounds. Miles ended up going 60.0% from the floor and also dished out 5 dimes. An additional guy that came through in this game for the Horned Frogs was RJ Nembhard. He grabbed 2 rebounds in his 35 min on the court. He ended up going 26.3% from the field for the contest by going 5-of-19 (19 points). When the time ran out, Nembhard tallied 2 assists.
Texas Tech has a win-loss mark of 15-8 so far this year. The Red Raiders are committing 17.7 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 72.2% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 12.6 times per contest (227th in college hoops) and they are giving up possession 11.0 times per game. Texas Tech has totaled 1,683 pts for the year (73.2 per game) and they pull in 35.6 boards per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Red Raiders are shooting 43.5% from the floor, which has them ranked 218th in the nation. The Red Raiders are ranked 27th in D-1 in points allowed per game with 63.2. They have forced 16.3 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.9% from the field (52nd in college hoops). The Texas Tech defense gives up 34.0% on shots from 3-point land (154 of 453) and their opposition makes 67.8% of their free throw attempts. They have allowed 9.3 assists and 32.8 total rebounds per game, which ranks 5th and 87th in college hoops.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Texas Tech Red Raiders took home the win by a final score of 68-59 when they played the Texas Longhorns. The Red Raiders pulled down 24 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards for a total of 31 for the matchup. They also coughed up the ball 10 times, while recording 6 steals for the game. The Longhorns committed 22 personal fouls in the game which took the Red Raiders to the charity stripe for a total of 26 attempts. They were able to convert 20 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 76.9%. In reference to shots from beyond the arc, Texas Tech converted 4 out of 13 attempts (30.8%). When the final whistle was blown, the Red Raiders ended up going 22 out of 50 from the floor which had them shooting 44.0%. The Red Raiders allowed the Longhorns to make 17 of 49 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 34.7% for this game. They finished shooting 29.2% from 3-point land by hitting 7 out of 24 and finished the game at 18 of 27 at the free throw line (66.7%). Regarding cleaning up the glass, Texas Tech allowed Texas to snag 30 in all (7 offensive).
Mac McClung ended up being a factor for the Red Raiders in the game. He buried 4 out of 13 for the matchup for a rate of 30.8%, and earned 4 rebounds. McClung earned 16 points in his 32 minutes on the hardwood, but didn't get an assist. Another guy who was a determining factor for Texas Tech was Kevin McCullar. He ended up finishing with 3 assists in his 33 minutes played, and he put in 3 of 6 from the floor. McCullar ended up shooting 50.0% from the field and also contributing 10 points and 5 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take TCU (+13)
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