Texas Longhorns vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Prediction, 2/27/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Longhorns vs Texas Tech Red Raiders
Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021
Location: United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (+3)
The Texas Tech Red Raiders (14-8) play the Texas Longhorns (14-6) at United Supermarkets Arena on Saturday. The odds on this matchup have Texas Tech as 3-point favorites. The over/under is set at 138.
Texas comes into this game with a record of 14-6 so far this season. They are giving up possession 13.8 times per contest and as a unit are committing 20.4 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Texas is grabbing 40.0 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 261 assists so far this year, which is 191st in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Longhorns are connecting on 34.3% on shots from distance (172 of 502) and 69.1% from the free throw line. They are averaging 75.7 pts per game (81st in the country) while hitting 44.9% from the field. On defense, the Longhorns have forced 12.5 turnovers every game and they draw 18.1 personal fouls. The Longhorns defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 40.6% (473 of 1,164) and they concede 35.3 boards per game as a group. They currently rank 29th in college basketball in allowing assists with 171 surrendered so far this year. They are giving up 32.4% from beyond the arc and they are 132nd in D-1 in points per game allowed (68.7).
The Texas Longhorns stepped onto the hardwood against the Kansas Jayhawks and walked away with a win by a score of 75-72 in their last game. Texas finished the contest with a 37.7% field goal percentage (23 out of 61) and converted 5 out of their 26 shots from downtown. At the free throw line, the Longhorns made 24 of 31 attempts for a percentage of 77.4%. When talking about grabbing boards, they collected 45 with 10 of them being offensive. They also dished out 12 assists in this game in addition to forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and getting 7 steals. In terms of defending, Texas allowed their opponent to shoot 40.0% from the field on 26 of 65 shooting. Kansas distributed 14 assists and had 7 steals in the game. Additionally, Kansas snagged 32 rebounds (8 offensive, 24 defensive) and earned 6 blocks. Kansas finished 57.1% from the free throw line by converting 12 of their 21 tries. They converted 8 out of their 24 shots from 3-point range.
Courtney Ramey is a player who was a contributor in this contest. He racked up 15 points on 3 out of 12 shooting. He played for 44 minutes played and also grabbed 1 board. Ramey finished 25.0% from the floor and totaled 3 dimes. One more player that was a major contributor in the matchup for the Longhorns was Andrew Jones. He snagged 10 rebounds in 42 minutes played. He shot 21.4% from the floor in the game by shooting 3-of-14 (13 points). When the game finished, Jones tallied 1 assist.
Texas Tech has a record of 14-8 for the season. The Red Raiders commit 17.6 personal fouls per game and they connect on 72.0% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 12.5 times per contest (228th in the nation) and they are turning it over 11.0 times per contest. Texas Tech has scored 1,615 pts on the season (73.4 per contest) and they pull in 35.5 boards per game. As an offense, the Red Raiders are shooting 43.5% from the field, which is ranked 218th in Division 1. The Red Raiders on the defensive side of the court are 33rd in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 63.4. They have forced 16.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 41.2% from the floor (72nd in D-1). The Texas Tech defense allows 34.3% from downtown (147 of 429) and opponents are converting on 67.9% of their free throw attempts. They give up 9.1 assists and 32.9 boards per contest, which is 5th and 88th in the nation.
When they last stepped on the court, the Texas Tech Red Raiders walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 74-69 when they faced the Oklahoma State Cowboys. The Red Raiders were able to pull down 21 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards totaling 31 in the game. They also gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while recording 10 steals in the game. The Cowboys committed 13 fouls for this contest which took the Red Raiders to the free throw line for 12 tries. They were able to make 8 of them for a percentage of 66.7%. With respect to shots from 3-point land, Texas Tech knocked down 5 of their 15 tries (33.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Red Raiders went 28 out of 66 from the field which gave them a percentage of 42.4%. The Red Raiders permitted the Cowboys to convert 25 out of 53 tries from the field which had them shooting 47.2% in the matchup. They finished the game shooting 16.7% from 3-point land by connecting on 2 of 12 and ended up going 22 out of 32 at the free throw line (68.8%). In regard to how they cleaned up the glass, Texas Tech allowed Oklahoma State to grab 34 in all (6 offensive).
Mac McClung ended up having an impact for the Red Raiders in this game. He converted 7 of 16 in this game giving him a rate of 43.8%, and tallied 2 rebounds. McClung racked up 17 points in his 39 mins of playing time and accounted for 1 assist for the game. An additional guy that was pivotal for Texas Tech was Kevin McCullar. He came away with 1 assist in 37 mins played, and he shot 5 out of 10 from the floor. McCullar ended the game having shot 50.0% from the field in addition to earning 12 points and 7 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Texas (+3)
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