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Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. TCU Horned Frogs - 3/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

TCU Horned Frogs (11-20) at Texas Tech Red Raiders (19-11)

College Basketball: Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 9:30 pm (Sprint Center)

The Line: Texas Tech Red Raiders -8.5 -- Over/Under: 138 See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPNU

The Texas Tech Red Raiders will play the TCU Horned Frogs in the first round of the Big 12 Conference tournament.

The TCU Horned Frogs are 11-20 (2-16) and are the #10 seed in the Big 12 tournament. TCU finished the regular season by losing their last 7 games and is coming off of a loss to Oklahoma by a score of 75-67. TCU is averaging 67 points per game while giving up 71.3 points per game. TCU is also averaging 33.8 rebounds per game and 11.6 assists per game. Chauncey Collins is averaging 11.8 points per game and 3.1 rebounds per game for TCU. Malique Trent is averaging 11.5 points per game and 2.6 assists per game for the Horned Frogs. TCU is shooting 66.4% on free throws, 33.2% on three-pointers, and 40.7% on all field goal attempts.

Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. TCU Horned Frogs - 3/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 19-11 (9-9) and are the #7 seed in the Big 12 tournament. Texas Tech finished the regular season by losing 2 of their last 3 games and is coming off of a win against Kansas State by a score of 80-71. Texas Tech swept the season series with TCU by scores of 76-69 and 83-79. Texas Tech is averaging 72.7 points per game while giving up 69.9 points per game. Texas Tech is also averaging 34.1 rebounds per game and 13 assists per game. Toddrick Gotcher is averaging 11.2 points per game and 3.7 rebounds per game for Texas Tech. Devaugntah Williams is averaging 10.8 points per game and 3.2 rebounds per game for the Red Raiders. Texas Tech is shooting 74.8% on free throws, 34.7% on three-pointers, and 44.9% on all field goal attempts.

TCU is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games. TCU is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS win. The under is 5-1 in TCU’s last 6 neutral site games. Texas Tech is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games. Texas Tech is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 games for Texas Tech. TCU is 4-1 ATS in these two teams last 5 meetings.

Texas Tech is playing to get into the NCAA tournament and should come out and give a very good effort in this game. TCU has not found much success this season and is one of the lower scoring teams in the Big 12. Texas Tech has the better offense and has the rebounding advantage in this game. I like Texas Tech here.  

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Texas Tech Red Raiders -8.5

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