Thursday, March 17, 2016
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The Texas Tech Red Raiders travel to PNC Arena to play the Butler Bulldogs on Thursday, March 17, 2016.
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The Red Raiders come into this game with an overall record of 19-11 and a road record of 3-7. They are 15-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 15-12. The Bulldogs have an overall record of 21-9 and a home record of 13-3. They have an over/under record of 17-13 and they are 16-13 against the spread.
Toddrick Gotcher comes into this contest averaging 11.1 points per game while playing 29 minutes per night so far this season for the Red Raiders. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Devaugntah Williams averages 10.6 points per game in 26.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for Texas Tech. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Kellen Dunham averages 16.3 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per contest this year for the Bulldogs. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Kelan Martin averages 16.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.8 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Texas Tech averages 72.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 171st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 125th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 178th in the country. They average 34.1 rebounds per game and 13 assists per game which ranks them 263rd and 179th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 100th with 11.9 per game. The Red Raiders allow 69.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 121st in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 114th and 201st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.7 rebounds a game which ranks 78th and they give up 11.2 assists per contest which puts them in 46th place in the country. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 178th in the Division 1.
Butler averages 80.6 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 9.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 46th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 26th in the nation. They average 36.5 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per contest which ranks them 135th and 95th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulldogs rank 17th with 10.3 per game. The Bulldogs allow 71.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 150th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 134th and 131st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33 rebounds a game which ranks 55th and they give up 12.5 assists per contest which puts them in 127th place in the nation. The Bulldogs force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 119th in college basketball.
The Red Raiders average 69.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 70 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -6 per contest. The Red Raiders have an offensive rating of 107.3 and they assist on 53.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66.7 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Texas Tech turns the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.7%. The Red Raiders give up 73.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 76 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bulldogs score 85.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 80 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 4.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 16.8 points per game. The Bulldogs have a rating on offense of 114.3 and 51.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Butler turns it over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.9%. The Bulldogs give up 68.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 75.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 15-13 against the spread
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 15-12 against the over/under
Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 16-13 against the spread
The Butler Bulldogs are 17-13 against the over/under
Texas Tech Red Raiders Injuries
03/13/16 C Isaiah Manderson Personal out indefinitely
Butler Bulldogs Injuries
11/13/15 G Kethan Savage Ankle out for season
Guy 's Pick: Take Texas Tech
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