Texas Tech at Arkansas: 3/21/21 NCAA Tournament College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Arkansas Razorbacks (23-6) vs Texas Tech Red Raiders (18-10)
Game Info: Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 6:10 pm (Lucas Oil Stadium)
Betting Odds: Arkansas Razorbacks +1 -- Over/Under: 141 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Texas Tech Red Raiders and Arkansas Razorbacks face off on Sunday in their Round of 32 NCAA Tournament college basketball game at Lucas Oil Stadium.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders have a 19-10 record overall and they had very little trouble with Utah STate in the first game. The defense was strong giving up only 53 points and that led to a 12 point victory. Texas Tech was actually trailing at halftime, but in the second half they had very little issues coming away with the victory after outscoring Utah State 42-27. Texas Tech was led by a balanced attack but it was Mac McClung who led the scoring finish with 16 points. Texas Tech on the season is averaging 72.8 points per game while their defense is giving up 63 points per game. Mac McClung has been the best player for Texas Tech averaging 15.7 points while shooting 42.3 percent from the field.
On the other side of this matchup is the Arkansas Razorbacks who had issues with Colgate in their first game of the tournament, but they had no issues pulling away late as they were able to win 85-68. Arkansas was able to score 49 points in the second half and that was the difference as they were able to come away with the victory. Arkansas on the season is averaging 82.5 points per game while their defense is giving up 70.6 points per game. Arkansas is shooting 45.4 percent from the field and 33.8 percent from behind the three point line. Moses Moody has been the best player so far this season for Arkansas averaging 17.4 points while shooting 44.2 percent from the field and 37.9 percent from behind the three point line.
The under is 10-2-1 in Texas Tech’s last 13 games against the SEC. Arkansas is 9-2 against the spread in their last 11 games overall. The under is 6-2 in Arkansas last eight games overall. The under is 22-8 in Arkansas last 30 neutral site games.
Arkansas is going to push the pace and that is going to cause Texas Tech all kinds of issues. Look for Arkansas to run up the score and they will come away with a win and a cover of the spread.