TCU Favored To Top Rival Texas Tech Once Again

The Texas Tech vs TCU Preview Has the Host Horned Frogs As the Favorite

TCU Favored to Make it Four Wins in a Row Against Texas Tech

Texas Tech’s bid to remain on top of the Big 12 standings won’t be easy as the Red Raiders hit the road to face TCU in a matchup of ranked teams. The Texas Tech at TCU preview favors the host Horned Frogs in the first meeting of the NCAA basketball season between the teams.

TCU has won the last three games against Texas Tech, including sweeping both contests last season by a total of six points. The last time the Red Raiders won at TCU was in 2019 as the four-point road favorite.

The college basketball lines has TCU listed as a five-point favorite. The Moneyline has the Horned Frogs at -210 to win and Texas Tech priced at +175 to spring the upset.

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Texas Tech’s third-leading scorer, Devan Cambridge, will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. With Jakobe Coles and Chuck O’Bannon back for TCU, there are no NCAAB injury concerns for the Horned Frogs.

TCU was fifth, and Texas Tech was sixth in the odds of winning the Big 12 title when the season began. In the odds to win March Madness, TCU is tied for 23rd at +8000 in the odds to win the national title with Texas Tech not far behind at +9000.

When looking at the NCAAB standings, Texas Tech is alone in first place in the Big 12, while TCU is tied for fourth in the conference standings.

Texas Tech moved up five spots in the Associated Press poll and sixth in the USA Today Coaches poll and came in at No. 15 in both rankings, while TCU broke into both polls at No. 25.

Keep on reading for more on this NCAA basketball matchup between Texas Tech and TCU.

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Red Raiders Living Dangerously

Two of the last four games played by Texas Tech have been decided by one point.

Joe Toussaint had a three-point play with 30 seconds to play, gave Texas Tech the lead against visiting Kansas State, and when Tylor Perry missed a jumper at the buzzer as the Red Raiders held on.

On Saturday, Chance McMillan’s 3-pointer with 1:27 remaining gave the visiting Red Raiders the lead for good against a ranked Oklahoma team.

Texas Tech went 5-for-6 from the line in the final 28 seconds as Texas Tech improved to 3-0 in one-score games this season. Keep that in mind regarding the Texas Tech at TCU preview.

The total went over in five of Texas Tech’s last six games.

Nelson Delivers for the Horned Frogs

It isn’t often that a team’s starters are outscored by 18 points, and the other college basketball team makes 10 more foul shots, and the visiting team still comes away with the win.

That was the scenario in TCU’s wild 105-102 overtime win over Baylor.

It didn’t hurt that guard Jameer Nelson Jr. came off the bench to score a season-high 30 points on 11-of-18 shooting.

That win, as well as a road win against Oklahoma State, had TCU re-entering the national polls after back-to-back losses to Cincinnati and Iowa State had the Horned Frogs falling out of the national polls.

The total has gone over in five of the last seven games played by TCU. That is something to consider when it comes to the Texas Tech at TCU preview.

Last Meeting

A pair of TCU free throws with four seconds to play lifted the Horned Frogs to an 83-82 road win as a two-point underdog. The game went over the 144.5-point total with 4:20 left to play.

Three of the last four games between the teams finished over the total. It was the third straight game decided by six points or less, with all three games won by TCU.

Texas Tech at TCU Betting Preview

Texas Tech has covered in six of the last eight games, while TCU is 7-2 against the spread in its last nine games, so something will have to give.

TCU is 13-3 as a favorite this season, while Texas Tech has split its six games when listed as the underdog.

Each of Texas Tech’s four road games landed over the total. Nine of Texas Tech’s last 10 games on the road went over the total.

When taking a peek at the college basketball schedule, Texas Tech is 3-1 outright against ranked teams, with TCU 3-3 versus ranked teams so far this season.

The Red Raiders are 9-3-1 against the spread in their last 13 games on the road versus TCU.

Both teams are in the top 30 in offensive efficiency according to the Pomeroy college basketball database.

Texas Tech is fortunate to still be in first place in the Big 12 with a pair of recent nailbiters. It might be asking a lot of that run of good luck to continue against a TCU team that is 9-1 at home this season.

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