Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Texas Longhorns Prediction, 3/11/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Texas Longhorns
Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Texas Tech (-2)
T-Mobile Center is the site where and the Texas Longhorns (17-7) will play the Texas Tech Red Raiders (17-9) on Thursday. Texas opens this game as 2-point dogs. The O/U opens at 135.5.
Texas Tech will enter this contest with a win-loss record of 17-9 on the year. They have an average of 73.3 points per contest (127th in the nation) while hitting 44.5% from the field. The Red Raiders are hitting 34.6% on 3-point shots (162 of 468) and 71.4% from the charity stripe. As a team, Texas Tech is pulling in 35.2 rebounds per game and has racked up 337 dimes so far this season, which ranks 104th in the nation in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 10.9 times per contest and as a team they commit 17.6 personal fouls per game. When they are on the defensive end, the Red Raiders are forcing 15.9 turnovers per game while drawing 20.3 fouls. They concede 34.6% from 3-point land and they rank 26th in D-1 in PPG allowed (63.3). The Red Raiders defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 40.8% (558 of 1,366) and they relinquish 32.8 rebounds per game as a group. They are 88th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 248 conceded so far this year.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders stepped onto the hardwood against the Baylor Bears and took a loss by a score of 88-73 in their last contest. Texas Tech ended the contest with a 45.8% FG percentage (27 of 59) and converted 9 of 18 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Red Raiders made 10 of 17 attempts for a percentage of 58.8%. When it comes to grabbing boards, they earned 22 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 13 assists in the matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and getting 5 steals. When discussing the defense, Texas Tech allowed 52.7% from the field on 29 out of 55 shooting. Baylor recorded 19 assists and had 4 steals for the contest. Furthurmore, Baylor snagged 36 rebounds (11 offensive, 25 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Baylor ended up going 68.2% at the charity stripe by knocking down 15 of 22 attempts. They also buried 15 out of their 24 tries from distance.
Kyler Edwards is someone who was a major contributor for this game. He ended up with 18 points on 7 of 10 shooting. He played for 36 minutes played and also totaled 5 rebounds. Edwards finished the contest at 70.0% from the floor and also dished out 4 assists. An additional guy that came through in the matchup for the Red Raiders was Kevin McCullar. He snagged 1 rebound in his 24 min played. He finished 22.2% from the floor in this contest by going 2-of-9 (11 points). Overall, McCullar earned 2 assists.
Texas has a win-loss mark of 17-7 for the season. The Longhorns commit 20.0 fouls per game and they hit 70.1% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 13.2 times per game (171st in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 13.9 times per game. Texas has totaled 1,798 pts on the year (74.9 per contest) and they average 38.7 boards per game. As an offensive team, the Longhorns are hitting on 45.3% from the field, which is ranked 118th in the nation. The Longhorns on the defensive side of the court are 121st in Division 1 in points allowed per contest with 68.2. They have given up 9.6 assists and 34.5 rebounds per game, which is 10th and 158th in D-1. The Texas defense gives up 32.1% on three-point shots (150 of 467) and opponents are making 68.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They are forcing their opponents into 12.6 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.9% from the field (51st in the nation).
The last time they took the court, the Texas Longhorns walked away with a victory by a final of 76-64 when they faced the TCU Horned Frogs. The Longhorns collected 23 defensive boards and 4 offensive boards for a total of 27 in this contest. They also coughed it up 15 times, while recording 9 steals in the game. The Horned Frogs committed 14 personal fouls in this contest which got the Longhorns to the free throw line for 6 tries. They were able to knock down 5 of the free throw tries for a rate of 83.3%. In relation to shots from 3-point land, Texas converted 11 out of 23 tries (47.8%). When the final whistle blew, the Longhorns shot 30 out of 56 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 53.6%. The Longhorns allowed the Horned Frogs to make 24 of 51 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 47.1% in this contest. They finished 38.1% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 8 out of 21 and ended up going 8 out of 14 at the charity stripe (57.1%). In relation to how they cleaned up the glass, Texas permitted TCU to grab 25 in total (6 offensive).
Andrew Jones ended up being a major contributor for the Longhorns in this contest. He converted 5 out of 7 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 71.4%, and had 5 rebounds. Jones had 16 points in his 29 mins on the court and added 3 dimes in the matchup. An additional guy that played a role for Texas was Matt Coleman. He ended up finishing with 3 assists in 30 minutes on the court, and he put in 5 of 11 from the floor. Coleman ended the game having shot 45.5% from the floor in addition to earning 14 points and 2 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Texas (+2)
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