Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Texas Longhorns Prediction, 1/14/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Texas Longhorns
Date: Saturday, January 14, 2023
Location: Moody Center in Austin, TX
The Texas Longhorns (13-2) welcome the Texas Tech Red Raiders (10-6) at Moody Center on Saturday.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders stepped onto the hardwood against Iowa State and took a loss by a score of 84-50 in their last game. When discussing fouls, the Red Raiders finished with 11 while Iowa State finished the game with 15 fouls. They also converted 12 of 22 shots from distance. Iowa State finished the game at 40.0% at the free throw line by making 4 of 10 shots. Furthermore, Iowa State pulled down 39 rebounds (13 offensive, 26 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Iowa State distributed 20 assists and had 9 steals in this game. When it comes to defense, Texas Tech allowed their opponent to shoot 49.3% from the field on 34 of 69 shooting. They also distributed 10 dimes in this matchup as well as forcing 10 turnovers and earning 9 steals. With respect to rebounding, they collected a total of 26 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. From the charity stripe, the Red Raiders buried 7 of 10 attempts for a rate of 70.0%. Texas Tech wrapped up the game with a 36.5% field goal percentage (19 of 52) and converted 5 of their 26 3-point attempts.
De'Vion Harmon is someone who was important in the game. He ended up finishing with 14 points on 6 of 13 shooting. He played 35 minutes played and totaled 5 boards. He finished the game shooting 46.2% from the field and also dished out 4 assists.
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Texas Tech will take the court with a mark of 10-6 so far this year. They average 76.6 pts per contest (80th in the country) while connecting on 48.5% from the field. The Red Raiders are shooting 34.6% on three-point attempts (115 of 332) and 71.8% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Texas Tech is pulling in 35.3 boards per game and has totaled 232 assists so far this year, which is 138th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. They cough up possession 14.8 times per game and as a group they commit 14.2 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Red Raiders are forcing 16.3 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.3 fouls. They are conceding 32.9% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 82nd in college basketball in PPG allowed (65.1). The Red Raiders defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 41.1% (385 of 936) and they surrender 31.4 boards per game as a basketball team. They rank 174th in college hoops in allowing assists with 202 relinquished for the campaign.
In their last game, the Texas Longhorns walked away with a victory by a final of 56-46 against Oklahoma State. In relation to team rebounding, Texas allowed Oklahoma State to collect 31 overall (8 on the offensive side). They went 28.6% from beyond the arc by shooting 6 of 21 and finished the contest at 12 out of 21 from the free throw line (57.1%). The Longhorns permitted Oklahoma State to make 14 of 46 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 30.4% for the matchup. When the final whistle blew, the Longhorns went 17 out of 54 from the field which had them shooting 31.5%. Concerning shots from beyond the arc, Texas converted 5 out of 18 tries (27.8%). They were able to knock down 17 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 81.0%. Oklahoma State was called for 20 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Longhorns to the charity stripe for a total of 21 attempts. They also turned it over 14 times, while earning 10 steals in this game. The Longhorns corralled 26 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 36 in this contest.
Marcus Carr was important for the Longhorns in the game. He earned 12 points in his 38 mins on the court and added 4 dimes for the contest. He converted 4 out of 11 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 36.4%, and had 1 rebound.
Texas has a win-loss mark of 13-2 for the season. The Longhorns are committing 17.5 personal fouls every game while shooting 73.2% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 17.5 times per contest (16th in the nation) and they are turning it over 11.7 times per game. Texas has totaled 1,234 pts for the campaign (82.3 per contest) and they snag 37.1 boards per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Longhorns are hitting on 48.6% from the floor, which is 22nd in Division 1.
The Texas defense surrenders 32.6% on 3-point shots (100 of 307) and their opponents are converting on 69.4% of their free throw attempts. They give up 11.2 assists and 34.0 boards every game, ranking them 82nd and 176th in college hoops. The Longhorns on the defensive side of the court are 83rd in college hoops in points allowed per contest with 65.1. They are forcing 17.4 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 41.4% from the floor (95th in the country).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Texas Tech
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