BYU Cougars vs Texas Tech Red Raiders NCAAB Betting Prediction

BYU Cougars vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Prediction 3/14/2024

The BYU Cougars (22-9) travel to face off against the Texas Tech Red Raiders (22-9) on Thursday, March 14th. This game will be played at T-Mobile Center in Kansas City and televised on ESPN2. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 12:30 ET.

BYU Cougars vs Texas Tech Red Raiders

The BYU Cougars Are Coming Off A Win

BYU has been a completely different team at home compared to on the road this season. The Cougars are 17-2 at home this season, and they have won six straight games at home. On the road, BYU is just 5-7, and they have gone 3-7 in their last 10 games away from home.

For the season, BYU is 22-9, and they are 10-8 in Big 12 play. They have been favored in 24 of their 31 games, going 21-3 in those games. Their average scoring margin at home is +19.6 compared to +1.8 on the road.

BYU has been solid vs. the spread this season, going 19-11-1. When they are the favorite, the Cougars have an ATS mark of 17-6-1 this year. Their ATS record on the road is 5-6-1 and over their last 10 road games, they are just 3-6-1 vs. the spread. However, they have gone 3-0 ATS in their last three games as the favorite.

This season, the over/under record for BYU games is 15-16 and the average over/under line in their games is 150. So far, 17 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 153.5. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 148 points.

The Texas Tech Red Raiders Are Coming Off A Win

After winning their last game against Baylor, 78-68, the Red Raiders have a three-game winning streak. They are 22-9 overall and 11-7 in Big 12 play. At home, Texas Tech is 15-2 compared to 7-7 on the road.

As an underdog, the Red Raiders are 3-7 this season, and they are 19-2 when favored. So far, they have been favored in 21 of their 31 games. In their last 10 games at home, Texas Tech is 8-2.

As the underdog this season, Texas Tech has gone just 3-6-1 against the spread. Their overall ATS record is 14-16-1, and they are 8-9 ATS at home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Red Raiders have a mark of 3-6-1.

This year, the over/under record for Texas Tech games is 18-13 and today’s over/under line of 153.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this season (140.3). Over their last three games, the average scoring total in their games is 143 points and this year, 21 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s over/under line.

BYU Offense Breakdown

In their previous game, the Cougars’ offense finished with 85 points, which is right in line with their current average of 82.2 points per contest. Jaxson Robinson is leading the team in scoring at 13.9 points per contest. Trevin Knell has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 11.1 going into the game.

Jaxson Robinson (G) 13.9 2.5 1.4
Trevin Knell (G) 11.1 3.4 1.4
Spencer Johnson (G) 10.5 5.9 3.1

Texas Tech Offense Breakdown

The Red Raiders’ offense wrapped up their last game with 78 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 75.9 points per contest. The top scorer for the Red Raiders was Pop Isaacs with 20 points, while Darrion Williams also chipped in with 16 points.

Pop Isaacs (G) 16.1 3.2 3.5
Joe Toussaint (G) 12.2 2.6 4.3
Darrion Williams (G) 11.6 7.6 2.4

BYU Team Defense

At this time, the Cougars’ defense is positioned 99th in the country, permitting 69.5 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.2 threes per game vs. Texas Tech. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 31.0%.

Texas Tech Team Defense

So far, the Red Raiders’ defense is ranked 91st in the country at 69.0 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.3 threes per game vs. BYU. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 32.7%.

Cougars vs Red Raiders Trends

  • Through their last ten road contests, the Cougars offense has averaged 73 points per game while allowing an average of 76. BYU posted an overall record of 3-7 while going 3-6-1 ATS.
  • Across the Red Raiders last five home games, the team averaged 72 points per game while allowing 72. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 2-2-1, while going 2-3 straight-up.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Red Raiders have gone 0-2-1 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 0-3.
  • In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Cougars have a strong straight up record of 3-0. In addition, their ATS record was 3-0 in these scenarios.

Cougars vs Red Raiders Prediction

Coming in as the underdogs at +1.5, we have the Red Raiders as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 153.5 and given that our model is projecting 144 points between the teams, we like the under.

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