Florida Atlantic at Texas Tech College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/19/2017
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
United Supermarkets Arena
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The Florida Atlantic Owls travel to United Supermarkets Arena to play the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. The opening line for this game has Texas Tech as 24 point favorites.
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Florida Atlantic comes into this game with an overall record of 6-4. They currently have a point differential of 12.4 as they are averaging 78.4 points per game while giving up 66.0 per contest. Texas Tech has an overall mark of 9-1. They are averaging 81.6 points per contest and giving up 60.3, which is a point differential of 21.3.
Valuable Florida Atlantic Owls Betting Trends
The Florida Atlantic Owls are 2-3 against the spread this season
The Florida Atlantic Owls are 1-4 against the over/under this year
Important Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 4-3 against the spread this season
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 2-5 against the over/under this year
Key Florida Atlantic Owls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Texas Tech Red Raiders Injuries
No key injuries to report
Gerdarius Troutman averages 14 points per game while playing 28.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 89%. Justin Massey averages 13.5 points per game in 21 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Keenan Evans averages 17.2 points per game while playing 26.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Jarrett Culver averages 10.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 21.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 52%.
Useful Team Statistics
Florida Atlantic averages 78.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 116th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 12.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 182nd. Behind the arc they shoot 34%, which is good for 234th in the country. They average 40.0 rebounds per game and 12.1 assists per game, which ranks them 50th and 294th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 287th with 12.2 per game. The Owls allow 66.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 62nd in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 128th and 51st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.7 rebounds a game which ranks 213th and they give up 11.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 47th place in college basketball. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 258th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas Tech is 62nd in the country with 81.6 points per game this year. They are 34th in D-1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 21.3. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 199th in college basketball. They are 110th in the nation in rebounding with 37.8 boards per game, and 156th in assists per contest with 14.4. The Red Raiders are 241st in turnovers per game with 12.8. The Red Raiders surrender 60.3 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the country. Their defense allows a 37% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 58th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 9.0 assists allowed per contest and 54th with 31.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Red Raiders are 339th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 19.0 per game this season.
The Owls are 134th in the nation in offensive rating with 107.5, and their defensive rating of 90.5 is ranked 32nd. In terms of pace they are 95th in the country with 72.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 240th. As a team they are 230th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 323rd in Division 1. Florida Atlantic is 307th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 61st in the nation.
Texas Tech is 263rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 23.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 44%, which is 20th in the nation. The Red Raiders are 53rd in the country in offensive rating with 113, and their defensive rating of 83.5 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 175th in Division 1 with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 75th. As a team they are 79th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 310th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Florida Atlantic/Texas Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Texas Tech -24
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