Nevada at Texas Tech College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/5/2017
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
United Supermarkets Arena
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The Nevada Wolf Pack travel to United Supermarkets Arena to play the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. The opening line for this game has Texas Tech as 4.5 point favorites.
Nevada comes into this game with an overall record of 8-0. They currently have a point differential of 17.9 as they are averaging 85.0 points per game while giving up 67.1 per contest. Texas Tech has an overall record of 6-1. They are averaging 82.7 points per game and surrendering 60.1, good for a point differential of 22.6.
Valuable Nevada Wolf Pack Betting Trends
The Nevada Wolf Pack are 8-0 against the spread this season
The Nevada Wolf Pack are 5-3 against the over/under this year
Important Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 3-2 against the spread this season
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 1-4 against the over/under this year
Key Nevada Wolf Pack Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Texas Tech Red Raiders Injuries
No key injuries to report
Caleb Martin averages 19 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is at 75%. Jordan Caroline averages 18.4 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 9.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Keenan Evans averages 15.9 points per game while playing 25 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Jarrett Culver averages 11.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 19.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 50%.
Useful Team Statistics
Nevada averages 85.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 42nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 17.9 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team, which has them ranked 36th. Behind the arc they shoot 43%, which is good for 13th in the country. They average 36.8 rebounds per game and 18.5 assists per game, which ranks them 177th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 332nd with 11.0 per game. The Wolf Pack allow 67.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 85th in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 109th and 118th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 171st and they give up 13.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 201st place in college basketball. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 181st in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas Tech is 61st in the country with 82.7 points per game this year. They are 34th in D-1 in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 22.6. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 119th in college basketball. They are 142nd in the nation in rebounding with 37.6 boards per game, and 114th in assists per contest with 15.1. The Red Raiders are 195th in turnovers per game with 13.4. The Red Raiders surrender 60.1 points per contest, which ranks them 13th in the country. Their defense allows a 36% shooting percentage and a 27% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 19th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 8.9 assists allowed per contest and 57th with 31.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Red Raiders are 328th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 18.3 per game this season.
The Wolf Pack are 84th in the country in defensive rating with 93.7, and their offensive rating of 118.7 is ranked 19th. They are 170th in college basketball in pace with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 59% is 16th. As a unit they are 12th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 106th in D-1. Nevada is 320th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 97th in the country.
Texas Tech is 202nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 22.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 42%, which is 15th in the nation. The Red Raiders are 36th in the country in offensive rating with 115.1, and their defensive rating of 83.7 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 162nd in Division 1 with 71.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 53rd. As a team they are 37th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 271st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Nevada/Texas Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Texas Tech -4.5
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