Rice at Texas Tech College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/16/2017
Saturday, December 16, 2017
United Supermarkets Arena
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The Rice Owls head to United Supermarkets Arena to take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Saturday, December 16, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Texas Tech as 26.5 point favorites.
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Rice comes into this game with an overall record of 3-7. They currently have a point differential of -6.9 as they are averaging 68.2 points per game while giving up 75.1 per contest. Texas Tech has an overall mark of 8-1. They are averaging 82.6 points per contest and giving up 61.1, which is a point differential of 21.4.
Valuable Rice Owls Betting Trends
The Rice Owls are 2-3 against the spread this season
The Rice Owls are 1-4 against the over/under this year
Important Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 4-2 against the spread this season
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 2-4 against the over/under this year
Key Rice Owls Injuries
11/10/17 G Josh Parrish Eligibility is out for season
Key Texas Tech Red Raiders Injuries
No key injuries to report
Connor Cashaw averages 16.1 points per contest while playing 31.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is 76%. A.J. Lapray averages 11.1 points per contest in 25.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.1 assists per game and 4.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 100%.
Keenan Evans scores 17.7 points per contest while playing 26 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 2.9 rebounds per contest and has 3.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Jarrett Culver averages 10.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 20.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.6 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 50%.
Useful Team Statistics
Rice averages 68.2 points per contest this year, which is 299th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -6.9 and their shooting percentage is 39% as a unit, which has them ranked 343rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 29%, which is good for 332nd in Division 1. They average 39.6 boards per contest and 11.6 assists per game, which ranks them 56th and 306th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 6th with 17.6 per game. The Owls allow 75.1 points per contest, which is 234th in the country. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 169th and 89th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.7 rebounds a game which ranks 278th, and they allow 16.8 assists per game which puts them in 322nd place in college basketball. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 194th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas Tech is 47th in the country with 82.6 points per contest this season. They are 38th in the nation in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 21.4. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 158th in Division 1. They are 99th in the country in rebounding with 38.2 boards per contest and 187th in assists per game with 14.0. The Red Raiders are 208th in turnovers per contest with 13.2. The Red Raiders give up 61.1 points per game, which ranks them 12th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 37% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 10th and 41st in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 8.9 dimes allowed per game and 41st with 31.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Red Raiders are 335th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 18.2 per contest this year.
The Owls are 190th in the country in defensive rating with 100.8, and their offensive rating of 91.5 is ranked 332nd. They are 53rd in college basketball in pace with 74.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 45% is 336th. As a unit they are 321st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 39th in D-1. Rice is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 20.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 195th in the country.
Texas Tech is 229th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 22.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 43%, which is 14th in the nation. The Red Raiders are 51st in the country in offensive rating with 114, and their defensive rating of 84.4 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 168th in Division 1 with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 76th. As a team they are 58th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 298th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Rice/Texas Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Rice +26.5
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