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Texas Tech vs. Arkansas - 1/26/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Arkansas at Texas Tech
Date & Time Saturday January 26, 2019, 6:00 PM (EST)
Location
United Supermarkets Arena
Lubbock, Texas
The Line
The Line: Texas Tech -10 -- Over/Under: 135.5
TV Channel
ESPN2
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The Arkansas Razorbacks and Texas Tech Red Raiders meet Saturday in college basketball action at the United Supermarkets Arena.

The Arkansas Razorbacks look for a statement win after splitting their last 10 games. The Arkansas Razorbacks are averaging 78.9 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 73.1 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Daniel Gafford is averaging 16.3 points and 9.4 rebounds while Isaiah Joe is averaging 14.9 points and 1.7 assists. Mason Jones is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Harris is dishing 6.4 assists. The Arkansas Razorbacks are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 64.5 percent from the free throw line. The Arkansas Razorbacks are allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.3 rebounds per game. The Arkansas Razorbacks have split their last four road games.

The Texas Tech Red Raiders also need a win here to snap a three-game losing streak. The Texas Tech Red Raiders are averaging 70.2 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 55.9 points on 35.3 percent shooting. Jarrett Culver is averaging 18.7 points and 3.9 assists while Matt Mooney is averaging 10.2 points and 3.6 rebounds. Davide Moretti is dishing 2.1 assists and Tariq Owens is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Texas Tech Red Raiders are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 70.5 percent from the free throw line. The Texas Tech Red Raiders are allowing 26.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.4 rebounds per game. The Texas Tech Red Raiders have won 10 of their last 11 home games.

The Razorbacks are 11-23 ATS in their last 34 vs. Big 12, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Red Raiders are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 home games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games and 8-20-2 ATS in their last 30 games overall. The under is 13-6 in Red Raiders last 19 overall. The under is 9-2 in Razorbacks last 11 overall.

The Arkansas Razorbacks have held their own on the road this season and are still a solid defensive club that can hang around in games they probably shouldn't. The Texas Tech Red Raiders are winning by an average of 23 points at home, but they're just 3-7-1 ATS, so that tells me they're one of those teams that's often overpriced. The Arkansas Razorbacks are a physical, grind it out style team, and they need a good performance in a game like this if their season is going to be saved. I'll take a shot with the free points.

Pick:
Arkansas +10

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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