Texas Tech Red Raiders vs TCU Horned Frogs Prediction, 12/31/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas Tech Red Raiders vs TCU Horned Frogs
Date: Saturday, December 31, 2022
Location: Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena in Fort Worth, TX
TV: Youtube TV
Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena is the site where the TCU Horned Frogs (10-1) will go up against the Texas Tech Red Raiders (10-2) on Saturday.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders played South Carolina State and walked away with a win by a score of 110-71 in their last contest. Regarding personal fouls, the Red Raiders finished with 20 and South Carolina State recorded 22 personal fouls. They made 4 of their 23 shots from long range. South Carolina State finished the game shooting 65.0% from the charity stripe by burying 13 of 20 shots. Furthermore, South Carolina State snagged 25 rebounds (9 offensive, 16 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. South Carolina State totaled 15 dimes and had 4 steals for this game. In relation to the defense, Texas Tech allowed 40.3% from the field on 27 out of 67 shooting. They also dished out 26 assists for this game as well as forcing 13 turnovers and having 9 steals. In relation to getting rebounds, they collected 44 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. When they shot from the free throw line, the Red Raiders converted 20 of their 33 tries for a rate of 60.6%. Texas Tech wrapped up the contest with a 64.4% field goal percentage (38 of 59) and converted 14 of 28 shots from 3-point land.
Kevin Obanor is a player who had an impact for the contest. He finished the game shooting 60.0% from the floor and also distributed 3 dimes. He was on the hardwood for 23 mins played and also pulled down 9 rebounds. He walked away with 24 points on 6 of 10 shooting.
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Texas Tech heads into this game with a mark of 10-2 for the season. They are averaging 81.7 pts per contest (27th in college basketball) while hitting 51.0% from the floor. The Red Raiders are shooting 36.9% on 3-point shots (90 of 244) and 72.3% from the charity stripe. As a team, Texas Tech is grabbing 36.3 boards per game and is sitting with 193 assists this season, which is 92nd in the country in terms of passing. They cough up possession 13.9 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 15.0 fouls on a nightly basis.
On defense, the Red Raiders are able to force 17.4 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.4 personal fouls. They rank 70th in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 135 surrendered so far this year. The Red Raiders are allowing a shooting percentage of 39.6% (268 of 677) and they concede 29.5 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are giving up 31.0% on three-point shots while they are 44th in Division 1 in points per game allowed (62.3).
In their last game, the TCU Horned Frogs took home the win by a final score of 75-71 when they played Utah. The Horned Frogs were able to snag 17 defensive rebounds and 15 offensive rebounds totaling 32 in the matchup. They also coughed it up 10 times, while getting 12 steals in this contest. Utah was called for 17 fouls for the matchup which took the Horned Frogs to the free throw line for a total of 19 attempts. They were able to make 12 of them for a percentage of 63.2%. Regarding three-point shots, TCU buried 5 of 16 tries (31.3%). When this game wrapped up, the Horned Frogs shot 29 out of 67 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.3%. The Horned Frogs permitted Utah to make 25 of 54 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 46.3% in this matchup. They went 34.8% from distance by going 8 out of 23 and ended up going 13 of 21 from the charity stripe (61.9%). Concerning rebounding, TCU allowed Utah to collect 34 in all (11 on the offensive side).
Emanuel Miller ended up being a factor for the Horned Frogs for this game. He scored 21 points in his 31 mins on the court and totaled 1 assist in the game. He converted 9 out of 14 in this contest for a field goal rate of 64.3%, and added 7 rebounds.
TCU has a mark of 10-1 so far this season. When it comes to offensive execution, the Horned Frogs are shooting 45.0% from the field, which ranks 170th in the nation. TCU has scored 845 pts for the campaign (76.8 per contest) and they average 39.1 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 16.5 times per game (36th in college basketball) and they turn it over 11.6 times per contest. The Horned Frogs have committed 15.3 fouls per contest and they hit 69.2% from the charity stripe.
The Horned Frogs on defense are ranked 34th in D-1 in PPG given up with 61.6. They are able to force 17.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 39.7% from the field (50th in college hoops). The TCU defense allows 28.3% on 3-pointers (58 of 205) and their opponents are knocking down 64.8% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 11.5 assists and 34.1 total boards per game, ranking them 108th and 192nd in those categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Texas Tech
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