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TCU vs. Texas Tech Predictions, Odds, Preview

Feb. 16, 2021
David Schwab
NCAA BK Expert

Tuesday night’s betting action in the Big 12 features a matchup between the No. 7 Texas Tech Red Raiders and the TCU Horned Frogs.


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TCU-Texas Tech Betting Odds

  • Spread: Texas Tech -7
  • Money-Line: TBD
  • Total: 136.5

Odds Subject to Change

The Red Raiders go on the road as seven-point favorites for Tuesday's conference clash with the betting line for the total set at 136.5 points.

Texas Tech’s straight-up three-game winning streak ended with Tuesday’s nine-point loss to West Virginia as a six-point home favorite. It has failed to cover against the spread in five of its last six games. The total has gone OVER in three of its last five contests.

The Red Raiders are 4-1 SU and 3-1-1 ATS in their last five games against TCU. The total has gone OVER in five of the last six meetings.

TCU is coming off Saturday’s 15-point loss to Texas as an -11.5-point road underdog. It now has just two SU wins in its last eight games while going 3-5 ATS. The total has stayed UNDER in six of the last 10 contests.

The Horned Frogs return home with a SU 6-4 record this season while going a costly 1-8-1 ATS on their home court. The total has gone OVER in seven of their last nine home games.

Betting Analysis – Texas Tech Red Raiders

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 14-6
  • ATS: 7-13
  • SU - Home: 9-4
  • SU - Away: 5-2
  • O/U: 10-10

The Red Raiders’ big showdown with Baylor on Saturday was postponed heading into this home-and-home series against TCU. As a bonus in Tuesday's opener, they are 5-1 SU in six previous road games this season.

Guard Mac McClung continues to lead the team in scoring with 17.1 PPG. He is shooting 43.3% from the field and 34.3% from three-point range. He is one of four players averaging at least 10 PPG.

Texas Tech is averaging 74.3 points a game with 35.8 rebounds. Guard Kevin McCullar leads the way in rebounds per game with 6.5.

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