Baylor at Texas Tech College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/29/2017
Friday, December 29, 2017
United Supermarkets Arena
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The Baylor Bears travel to United Supermarkets Arena to play the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Friday, December 29, 2017. The opening line for this game has Texas Tech as 5.5 point favorites.
Baylor heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-2. They currently have a point differential of 17.3 as they are averaging 83.4 points per contest while giving up 66.2 per game. Texas Tech has an overall record of 11-1. They are averaging 81.7 points per game and surrendering 58.7, good for a point differential of 23.0.
Valuable Baylor Bears Betting Trends
The Baylor Bears are 3-2 against the spread this season
The Baylor Bears are 1-3 against the over/under this year
Important Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 5-3 against the spread this season
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 3-5 against the over/under this year
Key Baylor Bears Injuries
11/30/17 F Terry Maston Hand is out indefinitely
11/13/17 F Leonard Allen Personal is out indefinitely
Key Texas Tech Red Raiders Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jo Acuil averages 15.1 points per game in 30.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.4 assists per contest and 10 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%. Manu Lecomte averages 18.4 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is at 93%.
Jarrett Culver averages 10.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 21.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 55%. Keenan Evans averages 16.5 points per game while playing 25.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bears allow 66.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 61st in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 46th and 70th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.1 rebounds a game which ranks 13th, and they give up 14.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 271st place in the country. They force 10.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in college basketball. Baylor averages 83.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 40th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 17.3 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 36th in D-1. They average 40.2 rebounds per game and 18.8 assists per game, which ranks them 34th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 242nd with 12.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Red Raiders surrender 58.7 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the country. Their defense allows a 36% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 35th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 8.8 assists allowed per contest, and 58th with 31.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Red Raiders are 339th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 18.3 per game this season. Texas Tech is 55th in Division 1 with 81.7 points per game this year. They are 34th in the country in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 23.0. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 106th in the nation. They are 86th in college basketball in rebounding with 38.5 boards per game and 119th in assists per contest with 15.0. The Red Raiders are 270th in turnovers per game with 12.4.
The Bears are 10th in the nation in offensive rating with 119.9, and their defensive rating of 95.1 is ranked 78th. In terms of pace they are 242nd in the country with 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 59% is 11th. As a team they are 15th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 198th in Division 1. Baylor is 229th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 45th in the nation.
Texas Tech is 286th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 22.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 43%, which is 9th in the nation. The Red Raiders are 43rd in the country in offensive rating with 114, and their defensive rating of 81.9 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 180th in Division 1 with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 57th. As a team they are 66th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 302nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Baylor/Texas Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Texas Tech -5.5
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