Red Raiders vs. Horned Frogs Prediction
The 11th-ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders have won six in a row including five in blowout fashion. Can Texas Tech win today as the road favorites at the Texas Christian Horned Frogs?
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena at 4PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Red Raiders are a 3.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 136.5 points. As of Saturday morning, 65 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Texas Tech. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Red Raiders down Cowboys in OT
Texas Tech moved into a first-place tie in the Big 12 Conference Wednesday night with an 84-80 overtime win at home over Oklahoma State. The Red Raiders (23-5, 11-4) were outscored 44-34 in the second half, but rebounded by outscoring the Cowboys 13-9 in overtime. Texas Tech shot 28-of-67 from the floor, 3-of-19 from 3-point range plus 25-of-32 at the free throw line. Davide Moretti paced the Red Raiders with 20 points on 3-of-4 shooting including 2-of-2 from 3-point range plus 12-of-12 at the free throw line. He also pulled down three rebounds. Jarrett Culver contributed 19 points, 10 boards and two steals. Tariq Owens added 16 points, six caroms and two blocked shots.
Horned Frogs fall in triple overtime
Texas Christian lost by a count of 104-96 in three overtimes Tuesday night at West Virginia to fall to 18-10 overall and 6-9 in the Big 12. The Horned Frogs outscored the hosts 38-32 in the second half to send the contest into OT at 68-68, but it took three overtimes for it to finally be decided. Texas Christian shot 38-of-80 from the field, 9-of-27 from 3-point distance plus 11-of-20 at the free throw line. J.D. Miller paced the Horned Frogs with 24 points on 9-of-14 shooting including 3-of-7 from 3-point range plus 3-of-3 at the free throw line. He also notched four rebounds, three assists and two blocked shots. Kouat Noi tallied 17 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocked shots. Desmond Bane accounted for 17 points, eight boards and four assists. Alex Robinson had 16 points, five caroms, five dimes and three steals. R.J. Nembhard added 15 points, five rebounds and three steals off the bench.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Red Raiders are 5-1 ATS in their last six games overall. Texas Tech is 4-0-1 ATS in the last five meetings.
The Horned Frogs are 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall. Texas Christian is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 home games.
Texas Tech survived a scare against Oklahoma State, but had been dominating foes before that. With TCU coming off a heartbreaking loss that severely damaged its chances at an NCAA Tournament berth, I don't see a lot of energy for today's contest especially considering it was a three-OT loss. The Red Raiders already hold an 84-65 win over the Horned Frogs this season and I expect the sweep to be completed today.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS -3.5