Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Texas Longhorns Prediction, 1/13/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Texas Longhorns
Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Location: Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Texas Tech (+3.5)
The Texas Longhorns (10-1) host the Texas Tech Red Raiders (10-3) at Frank Erwin Center on Wednesday. Texas opens this game as 3.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 132.5.
Texas Tech enters this one with a mark of 10-3 on the season. They are averaging 75.5 points per game (117th in D-1) while hitting 44.7% from the field. The Red Raiders are connecting on 33.1% from downtown (79 of 239) and 70.9% from the charity stripe. As a team, Texas Tech is pulling in 36.1 rebounds per game and is sitting with 177 dimes this year, which is 52nd in D-1 in terms of passing. They turn it over 11.2 times per contest and as a group are committing 16.7 fouls every game. On the defensive end, the Red Raiders are forcing 18.4 turnovers per game and they draw 22.8 personal fouls. The Red Raiders defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 39.0% (263 of 675) and they surrender 32.0 rebounds per game as a team. They are ranked 133rd in Division 1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 113 relinquished on the year. They are surrendering 29.5% on 3-pointers and they rank 7th in college hoops in points per game from their opponents (58.0).
The Texas Tech Red Raiders stepped onto the hardwood against the Iowa State Cyclones and walked away with a win by a score of 91-64 in their last game. Texas Tech finished the game with a 58.9% FG percentage (33 of 56) and knocked down 7 out of their 18 shots from downtown. At the charity stripe, the Red Raiders made 18 of 21 shots for a rate of 85.7%. Regarding pulling down rebounds, they collected a total of 33 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 15 assists for the game while getting 11 steals and 2 rejections. In reference to defending, Texas Tech let their opponent shoot 58.9% from the floor on 33 of 56 shooting. Iowa State recorded 10 assists and had 6 steals for this contest. Moreover, the Cyclones collected 24 rebounds (6 offensive, 18 defensive) and got 2 blocked shots. Iowa State walked away from this one shooting 85.7% at the charity stripe by making 6 of 7 attempts. They also buried 6 out of their 18 tries from beyond the perimeter.
Kyler Edwards is a guy who was a contributor for this game. He accumulated 19 points on 6 of 9 shooting. He played 29 minutes and also pulled down 4 rebounds. Edwards shot 66.7% from the field and dished out 3 dimes. Another guy that came through in the game for the Red Raiders was Mac McClung. He totaled 2 boards and tallied 2 assists. He finished 80.0% from the field for this game by shooting 8-of-10 (18 points). In all, McClung was on the court for 32 min.
Texas has a win-loss mark of 10-1 this year. The Longhorns commit 21.1 personal fouls every game and they go 72.4% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 12.5 times per game (232nd in D-1) and they lose possession via turnover 13.3 times per contest. Texas has totaled 832 points this year (75.6 per game) and they pull down 40.7 boards per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Longhorns are shooting 45.1% from the floor, which is 157th in the nation. The Longhorns defensively are ranked 43rd in D-1 in points allowed per game with 63.7. They are forcing 12.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 38.3% from the field (20th in D-1). The Texas defense gives up 27.1% on shots from distance (52 of 192) and opponents are connecting on 66.3% of their free throw attempts. They have allowed 7.8 assists and 35.2 rebounds every game, ranking them 2nd and 180th in those categories on the defensive end.
When they last played, the Texas Longhorns went home victorious with a score of 72-70 against the West Virginia Mountaineers. The Longhorns corralled 26 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards totaling 37 for this game. They stuffed 2 shots while recording 6 steals in this contest. The Mountaineers had 18 personal fouls in the game which got the Longhorns to the charity stripe for a total of 20 shots. They were able to make 14 of those for a rate of 70.0%. In reference to shooting from 3-point land, Texas made 4 of their 19 tries (21.1%). When all was said and done, the Longhorns went 27 for 58 from the floor which had them at 46.6%. The Longhorns permitted the Mountaineers to make 24 out of 62 tries from the floor which left them shooting 38.7% in the game. They shot 36.0% from beyond the arc by connecting on 9 of 25 and ended up shooting 13 out of 19 from the charity stripe (68.4%). With respect to rebounding, Texas permitted West Virginia to get 35 in all (11 offensive).
Courtney Ramey ended up having an impact for the Longhorns for this contest. He knocked down 7 of 11 in the game for a field goal rate of 63.6%, which got him 19 points. Ramey pulled down 5 rebounds in his 37 mins played and totaled 6 assists for this game. Someone else that was pivotal for Texas was Andrew Jones. He totaled 16 points in 35 minutes on the hardwood by going 6 of 14 shooting for the matchup. Jones walked away from this one going 42.9% from the field and also collecting 2 assists and 3 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Texas (-3.5)
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