Texas Longhorns vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Prediction, 2/13/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas Longhorns vs Texas Tech Red Raiders
Date: Monday, February 13, 2023
Location: United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (-4)
United Supermarkets Arena is the location where the Texas Tech Red Raiders (13-12) will try to defeat the Texas Longhorns (20-4) on Monday. Texas opens this game as -4-point favorites. The total comes in at 145.5.
The Texas Longhorns faced West Virginia and took home the win by a score of 94-60 in their last game. When it comes to fouls, the Longhorns ended up with 19 while West Virginia recorded 21 fouls. They also converted 6 out of their 16 tries from beyond the arc. West Virginia ended up going 66.7% from the charity stripe by converting 16 of their 24 tries. In addition, West Virginia grabbed 34 rebounds (11 offensive, 23 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. West Virginia dished out 9 assists and had 4 steals for this contest. When it comes to defending, Texas allowed 35.2% from the field on 19 out of 54 shooting. They also doled out 16 assists for this contest as well as forcing the other team into 20 turnovers and getting 10 steals. In regard to hauling in boards, they earned 33 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. From the charity stripe, the Longhorns knocked down 24 of 25 shots for a rate of 96.0%. Texas wrapped up the contest with a 46.9% FG percentage (30 out of 64) and buried 10 out of their 17 shots from beyond the arc.
Sir'Jabari Rice is a player who played a role for this contest. He left the arena with 24 points on 5 of 6 shooting. He saw the court for 17 mins and also snagged 1 rebound. He shot 83.3% from the floor and distributed 1 assist.
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Texas comes into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 20-4 this year. They are turning it over 11.9 times per contest and as a group they commit 18.1 fouls per game. As a team, Texas is grabbing 35.0 boards per game and is sitting with 397 assists on the year, which is 42nd in the nation in terms of passing the rock. The Longhorns are shooting 33.9% on shots from 3-point land (171 of 504) and 76.0% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 80.0 points per game (25th in college basketball) while hitting 47.9% from the field.
When they are on the defensive end, the Longhorns have forced 16.3 turnovers per game and they draw 18.2 personal fouls. They rank 47th in the nation in allowing assists to the opposition with 271 relinquished on the year. Longhorns are giving up a FG percentage of 41.9% (560 of 1,338) and they surrender 34.0 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are giving up 32.9% from beyond the arc while they are 113th in college basketball in PPG allowed (67.3).
For their last game, the Texas Tech Red Raiders walked away with a victory by a final of 71-63 against Kansas State. In reference to how they attacked the glass, Texas Tech allowed Kansas State to grab 35 in total (12 on the offensive glass). They finished 23.1% from three-point range by hitting 6 out of 26 and ended up going 19 of 28 at the charity stripe (67.9%). The Red Raiders allowed Kansas State to bury 19 of 54 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 35.2% in the matchup. Overall, the Red Raiders went 23 out of 55 from the floor which had them shooting 41.8%. When it comes to shooting from beyond the arc, Texas Tech converted 7 out of 25 tries (28.0%). They were able to make 18 of those for a rate of 72.0%. Kansas State was called for 22 personal fouls in the game which got the Red Raiders to the charity stripe for a total of 25 shots. They also coughed up the ball 17 times, while recording 14 steals in the matchup. The Red Raiders corralled 24 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 29 in the matchup.
De'Vion Harmon ended up being a major contributor for the Red Raiders for the contest. He accumulated 20 points in his 31 mins on the hardwood and had 4 dimes for the matchup. He buried 7 of 16 for the contest for a field goal rate of 43.8%, and tallied 3 rebounds.
Texas Tech has a mark of 13-12 this season. In terms of offensive execution, the Red Raiders are hitting on 46.1% from the field, which ranks 92nd in the nation. Texas Tech has totaled 1,846 points on the year (73.8 per game) and they average 34.6 boards per game. They are earning an assist 13.4 times per contest (161st in D-1) and they are turning it over 14.2 times per game. The Red Raiders are responsible for committing 15.9 fouls per contest and they connect on 70.9% from the free throw line.
The Red Raiders are ranked 143rd in Division 1 in points allowed per game with 68.3. They are forcing 15.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 42.0% from the floor (96th in college basketball). The Texas Tech defense surrenders 32.2% on 3-pointers (197 of 611) and their opponents are converting on 69.9% of their foul shots. They have relinquished 12.9 assists and 33.1 boards on a nightly basis, which is 203rd and 119th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Texas Tech (+4)
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