Against the Spread Pick
Both of these teams come into this game with the exact same record, however the Red Raiders are the ones who are ranked. They have won two games in a row and are now 3-2 in the conference. Actually the Horned Frogs are also 3-2 in Big 12 play, but they have lost their last two in a row. Texas Tech has dominated their in-state counterparts over the last few years, winning five meetings in a row. Also, it is worth pointing out that it is the road team who is 15-5-1 against the spread over the last 21 meetings, so home court advantage has not played a huge role. The Red Raiders are starting to play their best basketball of the season, especially on the defensive side of the ball and I like them to extend their win streak by taking care of TCU without any trouble.
Over Under Pick
The total in this game is set very low at 124 and the over is the way I will be looking. Texas Tech has picked up their offensive production as of late, averaging 74.5 points in their last two contests. Also, they are going up a defense that has allowed an average of 82 points during their short two-game losing streak. To be fair, TCU played both of these games on the road, however I do not believe they will be able to hold Texas Tech below 60. The over is 2-0 in the last two meetings between these teams and 7-3 in the last 10 games where TCU was an underdog. Asking both teams to score in the mid-60’s is not too much and the over is my pick as a lean.