TCU Horned Frogs vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders - 2/25/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Tech Red Raiders (12-16) at TCU Horned Frogs (16-11)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Daniel-Meyer Coliseum)
The Line: TCU Horned Frogs -11 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Fox Sports Networks
The Texas Tech Red Raiders will travel to the Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center to take on the TCU Horned Frogs this Wednesday night in College Basketball action.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders dropped to 12-16 (2-13 Big 12) on the season after being defeated by the 17th ranked Oklahoma Sooners, 79-75, this past Saturday. Texas Tech shot 59.1% from the field and 42.9% (6-14) from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Red Raiders was Toddrick Gotcher who had 18 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists. Texas Tech is ranked 170th in the RPI Standings and has played the 60th ranked SOS. On the season, the Red Raiders have been led by Devaugntah Williams (10.1 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 1.6 apg) and Robert Turner (8.4 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 1.6 apg). Texas Tech is averaging 60.9 ppg (ranked 313th) on 40.0% shooting (ranked 308th). The Red Raiders average 14.1 turnovers per game (ranked 293rd) and shoot just 30.4% from beyond the arc (ranked 310th). Texas Tech is holding their opponents to an average of 63.7 ppg (ranked 108th) on 42.1% shooting (ranked 138th). The Red Raiders average 4.2 bpg (ranked 89th) and commit just 17.3 personal fouls per game (ranked 95th).
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The TCU Horned Frogs dropped to 16-11 (3-11 Big 12) on the season after being defeated by the 8th ranked Kansas Jayhawks, 81-72, this past Saturday. TCU shot 40.7% from the field and 31.3% (5-16) from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Horned Frogs was Trey Zeigler who had 20 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 assists. TCU is ranked 119th in the RPI Standings and has played the 129th ranked SOS. On the season, the Horned Frogs have been led by Kyan Anderson (13.0 ppg, 4.2 apg, 1.5 spg) and Trey Zeigler (9.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 2.1 apg). TCU is averaging 68.4 ppg (ranked 152nd) on 43.8% shooting (ranked 162nd). The Horned Frogs average 13.7 apg (ranked 97th) and make just 4.6 three-pointers per game (ranked 315th). TCU is holding their opponents to an average of 60.6 ppg (ranked 43rd) on 38.9% shooting (ranked 26th). The Horned Frogs pull down 37.48 total rpg (ranked 44th) and have a rebound margin of 3.4 (ranked 79th).
The Red Raiders are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss however, just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Horned Frogs are 25-52 ATS in their last 77 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss.
Texas Tech has lost their last 5 games, however, played both Baylor and Oklahoma very tough at home. TCU had their two game winning streak but has played well at home as of late. Texas Tech is a tough team to figure out as they are so competitive at home and have been blown away on the road. TCU was able to beat Texas Tech by 20 earlier this season and as Texas Tech is 0-8 on the road (including two 30+ point loses), I have to go with TCU to cover this spread. Take the Horned Frogs to cover.