Texas Tech vs Houston Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/15/24

Houston (29-3) vs Texas Tech (23-9)

Game Info: Friday, March 15, 2024 at 7:00 pm (T-Mobile Center)

Betting Odds: Houston -7.5 -- Over/Under: 132.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

In this article, we will formulate a Houston vs Texas Tech betting prediction for this college basketball showdown on Friday, March 15th at the T-Mobile Center. We will take a look at: 

- The Houston Cougars' recent form and recent player performance

- The Texas Tech Red Raiders recent form and recent player performance

- A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between Houston and Texas Tech. 

Houston's Defense Dominated on Thursday

Houston faced off against TCU on Thursday and the defense dominated giving up only 45 points on the way to the victory. At halftime they were up 31-15 and they continued to cruise. Emanuel Sharp had a strong game putting up 14 points and four rebounds. Houston is averaging 73.8 points while thier defense is giving up 56.5 points per game. Houston is an elite defensive team and they are going to need the defense to have a huge game here. LJ Cryer is averaging 15.7 points while shooting 41 percent from the field. 

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Texas Tech Offense Looks to Build on Last Game

Texas Tech in the last game faced off against BYU and they scored 81 points on the way to the victory. Ricard Isaacs had a strong game putting up 22 points, three rebounds, and two assists. The offense knows they are going to have a tougher test here, but if they want any chance the offense needs to step up. Texas Tech is averaging 75.9 points while their defense is giving up 69 points per game. Pop Isaacs has been the top player averaging 16 points while shooting 35.6 percent from the field. 

Houston vs Texas Tech Betting Prediction 

Texas Tech found success with the offense on Thursday, but it’s not going to be the same in this game. Houston on the season is giving up only 56.5 points and their defense is going to lockdown again in this game. Houston’s offense is also going to have no issue running up the score against the Texas Tech defense and this game will get out of hand early. Back Houston against the spread. 

Shane’s Pick Houston -7.5

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