Louisiana Tech at Texas College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/16/2017
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Frank Erwin Center
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The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs travel to Frank Erwin Center to play the Texas Longhorns on Saturday, December 16, 2017. The opening line for this game has Texas as 10.5 point favorites.
Louisiana Tech heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-3. They currently have a point differential of 14.1 as they are averaging 84.4 points per contest while giving up 70.3 per game. Texas has an overall record of 6-3. They are averaging 75.3 points per game and surrendering 63.2, good for a point differential of 12.1.
Valuable Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 3-3 against the spread this season
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 2-4 against the over/under this year
Important Texas Longhorns Betting Trends
The Texas Longhorns are 1-4 against the spread this season
The Texas Longhorns are 2-3 against the over/under this year
Key Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Texas Longhorns Injuries
12/11/17 G Andrew Jones Wrist is out indefinitely
Jalen Harris averages 16.4 points per game while playing 24.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is at 83%. DaQuan Bracey averages 14.3 points per game in 28.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 64%.
Andrew Jones averages 15.3 points per game while playing 25.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 69%. Dylan Osetkowski averages 14.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.6 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Louisiana Tech averages 84.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 35th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 14.1 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 57th. Behind the arc they shoot 40%, which is good for 49th in the country. They average 36.4 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game, which ranks them 179th and 196th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 275th with 12.3 per game. The Bulldogs allow 70.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 143rd in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 122nd and 110th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 165th and they give up 12.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 169th place in college basketball. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 162nd in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas is 180th in the country with 75.3 points per game this year. They are 139th in D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 12.1. They shoot 28% from 3-point range, which is good for 337th in college basketball. They are 141st in the nation in rebounding with 37.4 boards per game, and 298th in assists per contest with 12.0. The Longhorns are 328th in turnovers per game with 11.1. The Longhorns surrender 63.2 points per contest, which ranks them 31st in the country. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 36th with 10.7 assists allowed per contest and 243rd with 36.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Longhorns are 251st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game this season.
The Bulldogs are 119th in the country in defensive rating with 97.1, and their offensive rating of 116.6 is ranked 24th. They are 165th in college basketball in pace with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 41st. As a unit they are 29th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 138th in D-1. Louisiana Tech is 270th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 76th in the country.
Texas is 332nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 43%, which is 19th in Division 1. The Longhorns are 21st in the nation in defensive rating with 88.8, and their offensive rating of 105.8 is ranked 173rd. They are 265th in D-1 in pace with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 208th. As a unit they are 249th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 225th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Louisiana Tech/Texas college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Texas -10.5
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