Cincinnati vs Texas Tech NCAA Betting Prediction

Cincinnati Bearcats vs Texas Tech Red Prediction 2/3/2024

The Cincinnati Bearcats (14-7) travel to face off against the Texas Tech Red Raiders (16-4) on Saturday, February 3rd. This game will be played at United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock and televised on ESPN+. Both Cincinnati and Texas Tech will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:00 ET.

Cincinnati Bearcats vs Texas Tech Red Raiders

The Cincinnati Bearcats Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Despite being the underdog, Cincinnati has been much better at home this season, going 12-2 compared to 2-5 on the road. The Bearcats have also been much better when favored, going 13-4 compared to just 1-3 as the underdog. Their average scoring margin at home is +16.8, while it is -2.1 on the road.

Recently, Cincinnati has struggled on the road, going just 1-4 in their last five games away from home. Over their last ten road games, they are just 3-7.

Against the spread, Cincinnati has gone 10-11 this season. On the road, their ATS record is 3-4 and their last three road ATS mark is 2-1. As the underdog, the Bearcats are 3-1 vs. the spread this year and their last three underdog ATS record is 3-0. Overall, their ATS mark vs. the spread is 6-4 in their last 10 games as the underdog.

Today’s over/under line of 142 for the Cincinnati Bearcats’ game against Texas Tech is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (146.5). This year, their over/under record is 10-11 and their games have had an average of 143.6 points. Over their last three games, their games have averaged 133 points.

The Texas Tech Red Raiders Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

After losing to TCU by a score of 85-78, Texas Tech will look to get back on track when they host Cincinnati. So far this season, the Red Raiders have been perfect at home, going 11-0.

Overall, Texas Tech has a record of 16-4, compared to their 5-2 mark in Big 12 play. Over their last 10 games at home, the Red Raiders are a perfect 10-0.

When looking at Texas Tech’s ATS record this season, they are currently 10-10. At home, their ATS mark is 6-5. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Red Raiders are 6-4 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Texas Tech games is 13-7. Currently, the average scoring total in their games is 145.2 points, which is higher than the average over/under line in their games of 138.4 points. Today’s over/under line of 142 points is lower than the average scoring total in their last three games of 164 points.

Cincinnati Offense Breakdown

In their recent matchup, the Cincinnati offense ended with 65 points against West Virginia. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 37.9% and made 9 threes. The team’s top scorer is Daniel Skillings, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 12, while Viktor Lakhin also carries a PPG average of 12.1 into the game.

Daniel Skillings (G) 12.0 6.0 1.3
Viktor Lakhin (F) 12.1 7.3 2.1
Day Day Thomas (G) 10.9 2.4 3.3

Texas Tech Offense Breakdown

In their recent game, the Red Raiders’ offense concluded with 78 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 77.2 points per contest. Pop Isaacs led the team in scoring, putting up 25 points. Additionally, Chance McMillian contributed 19 points for the Red Raiders.

Pop Isaacs (G) 17.5 3.1 3.5
Joe Toussaint (G) 12.9 3.0 4.0
Warren Washington (F) 10.4 7.8 1.9

Cincinnati Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Cincinnati defense is giving up an average of 66.6 points per contest. In today’s game, the Cincinnati defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 5 three-pointers while giving up 69 points.

Texas Tech Team Defense

So far, the Red Raiders’ defense is ranked 88th in the country at 68.0 points per contest. In their previous game vs. TCU, the Horned Frogs finished with a field goal percentage of 43% and a total of 85 points vs. Texas Tech.

Bearcats vs Red Raiders Trends

  • Cincinnati has a 1-4 record in their last five road games. In this stretch, they averaged 66 points per game while allowing 69. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-2.
  • The Red Raiders are 3-2 ATS in their last home games and 3-2 straight-up.
  • As the betting underdog, the Bearcats have an ATS mark of just 6-4 in their last ten games. Cincinnati posted a straight up mark of 2-8 in these matchups.
  • Through their last five games as the favorite, the Red Raiders have an ATS record of 4-1 and a straight up mark of 5-0.

Bearcats vs Red Raiders Prediction

For a pick on the point-spread in this Red Raiders vs. Bearcats matchup, our bet is to grab the Bearcats at +5.5. Even though our projections have the Red Raiders winning 73-70, we see the Bearcats as the play on the point-spread.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 142, and our model projects the Bearcats and Red Raiders to reach a combined total of 143 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

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