Both the Texas Tech Red Raiders and the TCU Horned Frogs are coming off a loss, so this game in Fort Worth this coming Wednesday offers a chance to pick things up for each of these Big 12 squads. Check out our preview of this game below.
Betting Preview for the Texas Tech Red Raiders vs TCU Horned Frogs NCAA College Basketball Game on January 20 2021
Where: Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena
When: Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 8:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: BIG12|ESPN+
Betting on the Texas Tech Red Raiders (odds)
Record: 11-4 Overall / 4-2 Conference
Texas Tech saw its three-game win streak end last Saturday at the hands of No. 2 Baylor Bears during a 68-60 loss in Lubbock. The Red Raiders also failed to cover the spread in that game as four-point home underdogs. Nevertheless, the Red Raiders will continue to ride the hot hand of guard Mac McClung. The junior was instrumental in the upset win over the Texas Longhorns in Austin on Jan. 13, as he scored 22 points, including the game-winning jumper. McClung showed up once again against the tough defense of Baylor, as he scored 24 points on 8-of-14 shooting from the field, including four 3-pointers. On the season, McClung is averaging 16.3 points per game. As for the team, Texas Tech is averaging 74.7 points per game and allows just 59.9 points per contest — the eighth-best in the nation. The Horned Frogs are bound to find out about Texas Tech’s stingy defense, which could only make things harder for TCU’s anemic offense that is scoring only 67.7 points per contest.
Texas Tech is 3-1 against the spread in its last four games overall.
Betting on the TCU Horned Frogs (odds)
Record: 9-5 Overall / 2-4 Conference
The tough competition in the Big 12 is giving TCU nightmares. The Horned Frogs have gone 0-3 straight up in their last three games, all against ranked opponents. They lost to the Kansas Jayhawks (93-64), Baylor Bears (67-49), and Oklahoma Sooners (82-46) over that three-game stretch. Clearly, the Horned Frogs have not been doing good of late offensively., They have not been better than 45 percent from the field since Dec. 22’s 89-82 home win over the North Dakota State Bison. RJ Nembhard is the team’s best player so far this season. He is averaging 17.2 points per game. He and Mike Miles are the biggest offensive threats for the Horned Frogs, and even though the team isn’t shooting well of late, they can make opponents pay if not guarded tightly. Nembhard is shooting 38.2 percent from deep while Miles is making 40.4 percent of his shots from behind the arc.
The over is 7-3 in TCU’s last 10 games as the home team.
Texas Tech wins, 74-63.
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