Texas Tech vs Central Florida Prediction - College Basketball Picks 2/24/24

Central Florida (13-12) vs Texas Tech (19-7)

Game Info: Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 4:00 pm (Addition Financial Arena)

Betting Odds: Central Florida +1 -- Over/Under: 139.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Texas Tech Red Raiders and UCF Knights face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at CFE Arena.  Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Texas Tech vs UCF prediction.

Texas Tech Coming off A Close Victory

Texas Tech faced off against TCU in the last game and they were able to secure the 82-81 victory. In the second half, Texas Tech scored 44 points and that was enough for the one point victory. Richard Isaacs had a strong game putting up 19 points, six rebounds, and four assists. Texas Tech is averaging 76.5 points while their defense is giving up 68.7 points per game. The offense is ranked 99th while the defense is ranked 92nd. Pop Isaacs has been the top player for the Red Raiders averaging 16.2 points while shooting 35.2 percent from the field and 30.2 percent from behind the three point line. 

UCF Looks to End Losing Streak

UCF is struggling heading into this game and they have lost four games in a row. In the last game against West Virginia, UCF scored 67 points while the defense gave up 77 points. UCF only shot 32.9 percent from the field and they can’t expect to win games when they are shooting like that. UCF on the season is averaging 71.9 points while their defense is giving up 67 points per game. The defense is ranked 53rd in college basketball, but the offense hasn’t been good enough. Jaylin Sellers has been the top player for UCF averaging 16.5 points while shooting 41.3 percent from the field. 

Texas Tech vs UCF Betting Prediction

UCF only shot 32.9 percent from the field and I have major concerns about what they are going to do here. Texas Tech is averaging 76.5 points per game and they are going to have no issue running up the score here. UCF is going to struggle to get to even 65 points here and that is going to be the difference here as Texas Tech is going to get the job done. Back Texas Tech against the spread. 

Shane’s Pick Texas Tech -1

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