Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Texas Longhorns Prediction, 2/19/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Texas Longhorns
Date: Saturday, February 19, 2022
Location: Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX
The Texas Tech Red Raiders (20-6) are headed to Frank Erwin Center on Saturday where they will go up against the Texas Longhorns (19-7).
The Texas Tech Red Raiders played Baylor and earned the victory with a final of 83-73 in their last game. Texas Tech ended the contest having earned a 46.4% FG percentage (26 out of 56) and made 7 of 21 3-pointers. At the free throw line, the Red Raiders knocked down 24 of their 30 attempts for a rate of 80.0%. Concerning rebounding, they collected a total of 39 with 13 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 12 assists in the matchup while creating 12 turnovers and having 10 steals. Concerning the defense, Texas Tech allowed 43.9% from the field on 25 out of 57 shooting. Baylor dished out 14 assists and had 8 steals in this game. Moreover, Baylor snagged 29 boards (10 offensive, 19 defensive), but didn't have a block. Baylor ended up going 57.1% from the charity stripe by knocking down 12 of 21 attempts. They also knocked down 11 out of their 29 attempts from 3-point range. In reference to personal fouls, the Red Raiders ended up with 15 while Baylor recorded 21 personal fouls.
Kevin Obanor is one player who was a factor in this contest. He finished the game shooting 61.5% from the field and also earned 1 assist. He was on the court for 29 minutes and collected 13 boards. He finished with 23 points on 8 of 13 shooting.
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Texas Tech steps onto the court with a record of 20-6 for the campaign. They have an average of 74.2 pts per game (109th in the nation) while hitting 47.0% from the floor. The Red Raiders are shooting 31.8% on three-point shots (162 of 509) and 70.0% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Texas Tech is grabbing 37.3 rebounds per game and has tallied 357 assists for the season, which has them ranked 110th in Division 1 in terms of passing. They turn it over 13.4 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 16.5 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Red Raiders are forcing 16.3 turnovers every game while drawing 19.4 personal fouls. They are 122nd in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 292 relinquished on the campaign. The Red Raiders defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 38.6% (542 of 1,404) and they surrender 30.7 rebounds per contest as a squad. They relinquish 32.0% on three-point shots and they rank 17th in the country in points per game allowed (61.3).
The last time they took the court, the Texas Longhorns walked away with a victory by a final of 80-78 when they faced Oklahoma. The Longhorns snagged 21 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards totaling 27 for this contest. They gave up possession 8 times, while earning 7 steals in the game. Oklahoma committed 22 fouls in this contest which got the Longhorns to the charity stripe for a total of 27 shots. They were able to bury 20 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 74.1%. In the matter of 3-point shots, Texas made 4 out of their 11 attempts (36.4%). When the final whistle blew, the Longhorns went 28 out of 57 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 49.1%. The Longhorns allowed Oklahoma to convert 23 of their 51 attempts from the field which had them at 45.1% for the game. They finished 21.7% from beyond the arc via 5 out of 23 and finished the contest at 27 of 34 from the charity stripe (79.4%). In relation to attacking the glass, Texas permitted Oklahoma to snag 29 overall (5 on the offensive glass).
Christian Bishop ended up having an impact for the Longhorns for this contest. He accumulated 16 points in his 29 mins on the court and had 3 assists in the matchup. He made 5 of 6 for the game for a field goal percentage of 83.3%, and accounted for 6 rebounds.
Texas has a record of 19-7 this year. On the offensive side of the court, the Longhorns are shooting 45.0% from the floor, which is 129th in the nation. Texas has accumulated 1,791 pts this season (68.9 per contest) and they average 33.5 boards per contest. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 13.6 times per contest (149th in college basketball) and they cough up possession 11.7 times per game. The Longhorns have committed 16.7 fouls per game and they go 75.7% from the free throw line.
The Longhorns on defense are ranked 2nd in the country in points allowed per game with 57.6. They are forcing their opponents into 15.6 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.1% from the floor (72nd in D-1). The Texas defense gives up 30.4% on shots from beyond the arc (138 of 454) and their opponents are making 65.2% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 9.2 dimes and 31.3 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 5th and 39th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Texas Tech
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