A Texas Tech-TCU Trend To Know

Tech will look to avenge an early-season loss to TCU

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TCU (13-10) at Texas Tech (15-8)

Monday 2/9/20, 9:00pm EST


TREND: TCU has gone 1-6 (1-6 ATS) in true road games and has lost five-straight road games straight-up and ATS.

STORYLINE: “Indeed, the main takeaway from the TCU loss will be slowing down [Desmond] Bane who has scored in double figures in all but three games this season. The 6-foot-6, 215-pound guard leads the team in scoring with 16.4 points per contest, followed by RJ Nembhard (12.3 points) and Kevin Samuel (10.7 points, 8.7 rebounds). But, the Red Raiders appear to be finding their own way after putting together a pair of wins against Oklahoma and Texas to move into a tie with West Virginia (18-5, 6-4) for third place in the conference standings. The biggest improvement has come from Holyfield, who’s shown consistency from the offensive and defensive end. The former Stephen F. Austin standout has finished in double digits in three of the last four games and recorded three or more blocks in the last four contests.

‘Holyfield, he’s showing that in the last couple of games that he can be a shot blocker,’ Texas Tech guard Terrence Shannon Jr. said following Saturday’s win over Texas. ‘He’s been doing a tremendous job lately. This game, he had five blocks and they were big-time blocks because most of them came late.’ As for how Texas Tech can ensure they’re in a good position to win Monday night? Shannon Jr. provided a quick synopsis. ‘We just need to play the game the right way, with fewer turnovers,’ he said, alluding to 15 miscues against the Horned Frogs earlier in the year. ‘We can’t turn the ball over to the other team. And we have to play hard on defense.’” - Carlos Silva Jr, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (2/9/20)

QUICK-HITTER: TCU took down Texas Tech earlier in the season, but the Red Raiders will now look to defend their home court and split the season series. Although Tech will try to take better care of the basketball this time around, do they have the edge? Click the button below to instantly unlock our model’s best bet for this game!