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Texas Tech Travels to Battle TCU

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Texas Tech and TCU High Powered Offenses Collide

The 10th-ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders and the TCU Horned Frogs meet on Saturday at Schollmaier Arena. Tip-off is set for 2 pm EST and ESPNU will have the Telecast.

Oddsmakers opened the Horned Frogs as -3.5-point favorites versus the Red Raiders, while the game’s total opened at 146. The line has held steady.

TCU and Texas Tech have two of the best offenses in the Big 12 Conference, and two of the best in the nation. Defense may be the part of the game that decides things Saturday afternoon.  Something has to give with these two teams and it may be who creates the most turnovers and has the most stops.

TCU Heads Home With Balanced Offensive Attack

In their last action, TCU was a 79-66 winner on the road against the Oklahoma State Cowboys. They covered the -1-point spread as favorites.

TCU heads home after beating Oklahoma State behind a balanced attack led by Alex Robinson’s and Kenrich Williams’ 13 points each.

Desmond Bane and Kouat Noi chipped in 12 points each. Vladmir Brodziansky scored 10 points for the Horned Frogs. TCU out-shot Oklahoma State 55.6 percent-41.8 percent while controlling the boards with a 37-26 rebounding advantage.

It’s only the second time that the Horned Frogs have won in Stillwater. The first since 1925. TCU has beaten Oklahoma State only three times since joining the Big 12 in 2013.

TCU’s defensive intensity and execution was crucial in the win. It played big in a game that was dead-even statistically after the first half.

The Horned Frogs’ offense, with their balanced attack, is good enough to make them one of the best teams in the loaded Big 12. They hope to make a deep run in the NCAA Tournament.

Texas Tech Keeps Surviving Close Calls

Last time out for Texas Tech, they were a 73-71 winner in overtime as they battled the Texas Longhorns at home. They failed to cover in the match as a -8-point favorite.

The Red Raiders got a career-high 38 points from Keenan Evans. He hit the game-winning step-back jumper with one second remaining on the clock.

Evans was the only Red Raider who scored in double figures. He had double the points of Texas Tech’s four other starters combined. Norense Odiase snatched 11 rebounds.

Evans is the first Texas Tech player to notch back-to-back 30-point games since Andre Emmett. He accomplished the feat on Dec. 18 and Dec. 21, 2002.

Evans scored 21 of his points during the second half and overtime. The 38 points were the most by a Texas Tech player since Mike Singletary. He tallied 43 points against Texas A&M on March 11, 2009 in the Big 12 Championship game.

It was the third in row for Texas Tech. The Red Raiders improved their winning streak in designated home games to 14-0 this season.

Recent Form

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Texas Tech 18-4 10-10 76.41 62.50 13.91 6-6 2-3 7-13 4-8 2-3
TCU 16-6 11-11 86.45 77.00 9.45 6-7 3-3 16-6 10-3 4-2
Power Stats
Assists Turnovers
Name Assists Turnovers Ratio
TEXTK 13.45 13.05 1.03
TCU 19.73 12.73 1.55
Rebounding
Name Offense Defense Total
TEXTK 11.14 25.68 36.82
TCU 11.45 26.00 37.45
ShootingPercentage
Name Offense Defense Differential
TEXTK 46.73 39.05 7.68
TCU 50.44 45.72 4.72
Team Records

Texas Tech Red Raiders

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 18-4 14-0 4-4 9-9 5-5 4-4 76.41 62.50 13.91
Last 10 7-3 5-0 2-3 4-6 2-3 2-3 70.10 67.10 3.00
vs Conf 6-3 5-0 1-3 3-6 2-3 1-3 70.11 67.56 2.55

TCU Horned Frogs

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 16-6 13-2 3-4 11-10 7-7 4-3 86.45 77.00 9.45
Last 10 4-6 2-2 2-4 5-5 2-2 3-3 85.20 82.30 2.90
vs Conf 4-5 2-2 2-3 5-4 2-2 3-2 86.00 82.44 3.56

Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 76.41 93 77.00 227
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense 71.13 124 74.40 221
Away Team Road Rebounds vs Home Team Home Rebounds Allowed 36.00 86 29.93 23
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 86.45 7 62.50 7
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense 87.47 20 68.75 35
Home Team Home Rebounds vs Away Team Road Rebounds Allowed 38.40 85 33.13 53

Head To Head Summary

Team record ATS O/U AVG AVG ½ FG% REB 3PT steals
Texas Tech 6-4 5-5 5-5 64.50 29.60 43.39 31.80 43/140 4.80
TCU 4-6 5-5 5-5 64.50 30.60 41.58 31.80 65/183 5.30

Head To Head Detail

Date Away away score Home home score line ATS Total O/U FG% Edge Reb Edge 3PT Edge Away Half Score Home Half Score Away FG% Home FG% Away Rebounds Home Rebounds Away Three Pointers Home Three Pointers Away Steals Home Steals
Feb 7, 2017 TEXTK 61 TCU 62 -3.5 TEXTK 138 U TCU TCU TCU 29 30 40.7 47.6 28 35 7/16 9/22 10 3
Jan 18, 2017 TCU 69 TEXTK 75 -4 TEXTK 135 O TCU TCU TCU 33 41 47.5 46.8 31 27 8/27 6/14 3 2
Mar 9, 2016 TCU 67 TEXTK 62 -7.5 TCU 135.5 U TCU TEXTK TCU 30 31 42.6 39.7 34 37 10/21 5/18 9 7
Feb 23, 2016 TCU 79 TEXTK 83 -11.5 TCU 134.5 O TEXTK TEXTK TCU 47 35 47.5 50 26 33 9/20 5/14 2 6
Jan 18, 2016 TEXTK 76 TCU 69 4 TEXTK 133.5 O TEXTK TCU TEXTK 42 35 55.3 37.1 33 36 9/15 6/18 2 5
Feb 25, 2015 TEXTK 54 TCU 71 -9 TCU 119.5 O TCU TCU TCU 20 27 34 44.4 36 37 1/12 5/18 2 6
Jan 17, 2015 TCU 62 TEXTK 42 2.5 TCU 125.5 U TCU TCU Push 24 14 45.2 22.9 36 31 3/9 3/16 6 1
Feb 1, 2014 TCU 54 TEXTK 60 -10 TCU 130.5 U TEXTK TCU TCU 28 27 45 47.1 26 24 7/14 1/16 7 8
Jan 18, 2014 TEXTK 60 TCU 49 2.5 TEXTK 133.5 U TEXTK TEXTK TCU 23 24 37.8 20.4 41 29 2/10 3/21 5 6
Mar 2, 2013 TCU 63 TEXTK 72 -5.5 TEXTK 121 O TEXTK Push TCU 28 34 39.2 62.2 28 28 5/13 4/9 6 5

NCAA Basketball Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Texas Tech Red Raiders

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Jan 31, 2018 TEXAS 73-71 W -8 129.5 L/O 42.31 64.86 5 H
Jan 27, 2018 S.CAR 70-63 W -3.5 132.5 W/O 42.55 82.14 7 A
Jan 23, 2018 OKST 75-70 W -9.5 141.5 L/O 42.31 63.64 10 H
Jan 20, 2018 IOWAS 52-70 L -7.5 141 L/U 33.90 60.00 6 A
Jan 17, 2018 TEXAS 58-67 L -3.5 129 L/U 38.18 60.00 7 A

TCU Horned Frogs

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Jan 30, 2018 OKST 79-66 W -1 154.5 W/U 55.56 73.33 8 A
Jan 27, 2018 VANDY 78-81 L -3.5 150.5 L/O 55.56 0.00 8 A
Jan 22, 2018 W.VA 82-73 W 2 154 W/O 42.37 69.70 9 H
Jan 20, 2018 KANST 68-73 L 2.5 149 L/U 42.86 75.00 8 A
Jan 17, 2018 IOWAS 96-73 W -10 160 W/O 60.32 66.67 12 H

Next up:
Texas Tech home to Iowa State Wednesday, February 7
TCU at Kansas Tuesday, February 6

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