TCU Horned Frogs vs Texas Tech Red NCAAB Betting Prediction

TCU Horned Frogs vs Texas Tech Red Prediction 2/20/2024

The TCU Horned Frogs (18-7) travel to face off against the Texas Tech Red Raiders (18-7) on Tuesday, February 20th. This game will be played at United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock and televised on ESPN2. TCU is coming off a win in their previous game, while Texas Tech is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Iowa State. Tip-off is set for 9:00 ET.

TCU Horned Frogs vs Texas Tech Red Raiders

The TCU Horned Frogs Are Coming Off A Win

TCU will be on the road for this game, where they have gone 7-3 this season. They have won their last two games and are 18-7 overall, including a 7-5 record in Big 12 play.

So far, TCU has been the underdog in six games this season, going 3-3 in those matchups. They are averaging a scoring margin of +5.2 points per game on the road.

As the underdog, TCU has a solid ATS record of 4-2 this season. Overall, the Horned Frogs are 15-10 vs. the spread this year. On the road, TCU has gone 7-3 vs. the spread this season. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, TCU has an ATS mark of 6-4.

Today’s over/under line of 148 is lower than the average over/under line in TCU’s games this season (149). Currently, the over/under record for the Horned Frogs this season is 13-12. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 140 points.

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

At home this season, Texas Tech has been dominant, going 13-1 with an average scoring margin of +15.6 points per game. Over the Red Raiders’ last 10 games at home, they are 9-1.

Overall, Texas Tech is 18-7, including a 7-5 record in Big 12 play. The Red Raiders have been favored in 16 of their 25 games, going 15-1 in those contests.

As the favorite this season, Texas Tech has gone 8-8 vs. the spread. At home, their ATS mark is 7-7. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Red Raiders are 6-4 vs. the spread. Their ATS record in their last 3 home games is 1-2 and over their last 5 home games, they are 2-3 vs. the spread.

On the season, the over/under record for Texas Tech games is 16-9 and today’s line of 148 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (138.8). So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 136 points and their OU record in their last 10 games is 7-3.

TCU Offense Breakdown

Coming off their recent game, the TCU offense tallied 75 points in a matchup against Kansas State. Their field goal percentage for the game was 42.9%, and they made 6 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Micah Peavy with 26 points. Emanuel Miller also added 10 points for the Horned Frogs.

Emanuel Miller (F) 16.1 5.6 2.8
Micah Peavy (G) 11.6 5.0 2.9
Jameer Nelson Jr. (G) 10.9 2.6 3.1

Texas Tech Offense Breakdown

The Texas Tech offense is coming off a game where they scored 74 points against Iowa State. They posted a field goal percentage of 45.3% and connected on 8 threes. Offensively, the Red Raiders hold a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, placing them 131st in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 57th in terms of percentage and 63rd in three-pointers made.

Pop Isaacs (G) 16.2 3.1 3.6
Joe Toussaint (G) 12.4 2.9 4.0
Darrion Williams (G) 10.4 7.2 2.5

TCU Team Defense

On the defensive side, TCU is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 70.9 points per game. Against Kansas State in their most recent game, the TCU defense gave up a total of 72 points while allowing Kansas State to hit 47% of their shots.

Texas Tech Team Defense

Currently, the Red Raiders’ defense holds the 82nd rank in the nation, allowing 68.2 points per game. Texas Tech’s three-point defense is currently 177th in the country at 7.6 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 42.3% of their shots vs. Texas Tech.

Horned Frogs vs Red Raiders Trends

  • In their last five road games, TCU has averaged 78 points per game while allowing 79 . The team’s record in this stretch was 3-2 while going 3-2 vs. the spread.
  • Through their last ten home contests, the Red Raiders offense has averaged 75 points per game while allowing an average of 75. Texas Tech posted an overall record of 5-5 while going 4-5-1 ATS.
  • Through their last three games as the underdog, the Horned Frogs have an ATS record of 2-1 and a straight up mark of 2-1.
  • The last ten games that Texas Tech was favored, they have an ATS mark of 6-4 while going 9-1 straight up.

Horned Frogs vs Red Raiders Prediction

We’re calling a win for the Red Raiders, with a final score of 76-68, and we’re taking them to cover the spread. Our recommendation is to bet on the Red Raiders at -5.5.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 148 and our model has the Horned Frogs and Red Raiders finishing with a combined 144 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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