Texas Tech Red Raiders vs TCU Horned Frogs Prediction, 2/15/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Tech Red Raiders vs TCU Horned Frogs
Date: Monday, February 15, 2021
Location: Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena in Fort Worth, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Texas Tech (-8)
The Texas Tech Red Raiders (14-6) head to Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena on Monday where they'll take on the TCU Horned Frogs (11-8). Texas Tech opens this matchup as 8-point favorites. The total is set at 136.5.
Texas Tech will enter this game with a mark of 14-6 this year. They cough up possession 11.0 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 17.5 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Texas Tech is grabbing 35.8 boards per game and is sitting with 254 dimes so far this year, which ranks 130th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. The Red Raiders are shooting 34.0% on shots from downtown (128 of 377) and 72.4% from the charity stripe. They average 74.3 points per outing (113th in Division 1) while shooting 43.6% from the field. On the defensive end of the court, the Red Raiders are able to force 16.9 turnovers every game and they draw 21.2 fouls. They rank 69th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 175 conceded on the year. The Red Raiders defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 40.9% (425 of 1,039) and they concede 32.6 boards per game as a squad. They are giving up 35.0% on three-point shots and they rank 22nd in Division 1 in points per game from their opponents (62.7).
The Texas Tech Red Raiders took the court against the West Virginia Mountaineers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 82-71 in their last game. Texas Tech ended having earned a 44.8% field goal percentage (26 of 58) and made 5 of their 17 3-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Red Raiders made 14 of their 20 shots for a rate of 70.0%. When talking about pulling down boards, they earned 26 with 9 of them being offensive. They also doled out 15 assists for this contest while having 9 steals and 4 blocked shots. In the matter of the defense, Texas Tech allowed their opponent to shoot 44.8% from the field on 26 out of 58 shooting. West Virginia recorded 9 dimes and had 5 steals for the contest. Moreover, the Mountaineers snagged 25 rebounds (8 offensive, 17 defensive) and had 4 blocks. West Virginia finished the contest at 74.4% when shooting free throws by making 29 of their 39 tries. They also buried 7 out of their 14 attempts from distance.
Mac McClung is a player who was a contributor in this game. He totaled 17 points on 7 out of 16 shooting. He saw the court for 32 mins played and also totaled 4 rebounds. McClung shot 43.8% from the floor and earned 2 assists. Someone else that was a factor in this game for the Red Raiders was Kyler Edwards. He collected 7 boards and earned 6 dimes. He walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the field for the contest by shooting 3-of-6 (11 points). When the final whistle blew, Edwards saw the court for 36 minutes.
TCU has a record of 11-8 on the season. The Horned Frogs commit 15.5 personal fouls every game and they hit 64.9% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 13.6 times per game (152nd in college basketball) and they are turning it over 13.8 times per game. TCU has tallied 1,312 pts for the year (69.1 per contest) and they collect 35.7 rebounds per contest. When it comes to offensive execution, the Horned Frogs are connecting on 44.7% from the field, which has them ranked 159th in Division 1. The Horned Frogs on the defensive side of the court are 205th in D-1 in points allowed per contest with 71.2. The TCU defense allows 32.1% on shots from 3-point land (126 of 392) and their opposition makes 68.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They have allowed 15.1 assists and 34.1 rebounds every game, which ranks 299th and 136th in those defensive categories. They have forced 11.4 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 44.6% from the floor (233rd in the nation).
The last time they took the court, the TCU Horned Frogs went home defeated by a final of 70-55 against the Texas Longhorns. The Horned Frogs were able to corral 20 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 26 in this matchup. They also rejected 2 tries while recording 5 steals for this game. The Longhorns were called for 14 fouls for this contest which got the Horned Frogs to the charity stripe for a total of 13 attempts. They were able to convert 10 of those for a rate of 76.9%. With regard to shots from downtown, TCU made 7 of their 21 attempts (33.3%). In all, the Horned Frogs ended up shooting 19 for 52 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 36.5%. The Horned Frogs permitted the Longhorns to make 28 of 57 tries from the field which had them sitting at 49.1% in this game. They went 28.6% from distance by connecting on 6 out of 21 and finished the contest at 8 out of 13 from the free throw line (61.5%). When it comes to attacking the glass, TCU allowed Texas to grab 30 in all (8 on the offensive glass).
RJ Nembhard ended up being a major contributor for the Horned Frogs for the game. He knocked down 5 of 16 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 31.3%, which earned him 15 points. Nembhard grabbed 7 boards in his 37 mins and had 2 assists for the game. Someone else that ended being a contributor for TCU was Mike Miles. He accumulated 10 points in 34 minutes played by going 4 of 13 from the floor in this game. Miles ended up shooting 30.8% from the field as well as totaling 2 assists and 3 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Texas Tech (-8)
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