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Texas Tech TCU Betting Preview

TCU Horned FrogsTexas Tech Red Raiders
March 2, 4:00 PM | United Spirit Arena

TCU Horned Frogs vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Odds

10-18TEAM RECORD9-17

The Texas Tech Red Raiders will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the TCU Horned Frogs at United Spirit Arena on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.

The Horned Frogs will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 6-17 ATS against the number this season, while the Red Raiders are 7-12 ATS. TCU is 9-12 on the totals; Texas Tech is 7-11.

View TCU vs Texas Tech Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Red Raiders were listed as 6-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Red Raiders - Horned Frogs odds would favor the Horned Frogs if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Texas Tech is rated No. 328 in the current Odds Shark poll, while TCU is at No. 271. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 57-56 win for the Red Raiders.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas Tech's No. 221 nationally ranked offense (65.7 points per game) against a Horned Frogs defense that sits as the No. 55 at 61.2 PPG. The Red Raiders have been averaging 41.9% from the field, more than the Horned Frogs have managed so far this season (39.6% on average).

Defensively, TCU features the nation's No. 72-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.9 points per game. Texas Tech, meanwhile, comes in at No. 194 nationally in scoring at home.

TCU lost its last outing, a 64-47 result against Oklahoma State on February 27. They failed to cover in that game as a 14-point underdog. The Horned Frogs endured a 64-47 loss at the hands of the Cowboys on Wednesday, despite a 15-point effort from Kyan Anderson at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

Texas Tech was a 75-55 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Kansas State. They failed to cover the 18.5-point spread as underdogs. The Red Raiders were hammered by Kansas State on Monday, losing by a 75-55 final at Bramlage Coliseum in college basketball betting action.

TCU Horned Frogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Kansas State are 0-2
After playing Oklahoma State are 1-4
After a loss are 1-9

Texas Tech Red Raiders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Kansas are 4-6
After playing Kansas State are 1-9
After a loss are 1-9

A few Horned Frogs at Red Raiders trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of TCU's last 5 games on the road
TCU is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Texas Tech
TCU is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
TCU is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas Tech's last 5 games when playing TCU
Texas Tech is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing TCU
Texas Tech is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against TCU
Texas Tech is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games

Next up:
TCU at Kansas State, Tuesday, March 5
Texas Tech at Kansas, Monday, March 4