Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. TCU Horned Frogs - 1/17/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
TCU Horned Frogs (13-3) at Texas Tech Red Raiders (10-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 4:00 pm (United Spirit Arena)
The Line: Texas Tech Red Raiders +3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The United Spirit Arena and the Texas Tech Red Raiders host the Texas Christian Horned Frogs.
Here is what we know about the Texas Christian Horned Frogs; they are an above average scoring and defensive team that built a 13-0 record heading in to conference action. We also know the Horned Frogs have dropped all three Big 12 contests after a 66-59 defeat to visiting Baylor in overtime. This wasn't very pretty with TCU holding a 37.5%-30% shooting advantage as the few more baskets could not stand up to the Bears 31-15 edge at the foul line. Kyan Anderson gave the Horned Frogs 16 points on 6-15 from the field with Trey Ziegler and Kenrich Williams netting nine points apiece with Williams grabbing eight rebounds. Karviar Shepherd added eight points and eight pulls and was one of the two players to sink at least half his looks at 4-6.
If the Texas Tech Red Raiders are going to survive the Big 12 schedule they will be needing some scoring to help out a solid defense and that hasn't been the case in their 0-4 start to conference play. The Red Raiders fell at Kansas State 58-51 on Wednesday with only 20 first half points leading to an eight point hole from which they never recovered. The defense put forth a winning effort with the Wildcats held to 38.6% shooting but TT only hit at 34% and were outscored at the foul line 21-8 which made the difference. Robert Turner kept the Red Raiders alive with a game high 16 points with Devaughtah Williams netting 13 points but the duo was just 10-27 shooting. Aaron Ross and Zach Smith added six points each with Smith hauling in a game high nine rebounds but points were hard to come by.
The Horned Frogs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600 and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. TCU are 17-39 ATS in their last 56 vs. Big 12 and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. loss. The Red Raiders are 10-23 ATS in their last 33 games following a ATS win and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. Texas Tech are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 vs. Big 12. Neither team has fared well in conference play and I have Texas Tech needing at least four so take that for what it's worth...