Tennessee State at Texas College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/18/2017
Monday, December 18, 2017
Frank Erwin Center
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The Tennessee State Tigers travel to Frank Erwin Center to play the Texas Longhorns on Monday, December 18, 2017.
Tennessee State comes into this game with an overall record of 5-4. They currently have a point differential of 2.0 as they are averaging 69.0 points per game while giving up 67.0 per contest. Texas has an overall record of 7-3. They are averaging 75.3 points per game and surrendering 62.9, good for a point differential of 12.4.
Valuable Tennessee State Tigers Betting Trends
The Tennessee State Tigers are 1-2 against the spread this season
The Tennessee State Tigers are 2-1 against the over/under this year
Important Texas Longhorns Betting Trends
The Texas Longhorns are 2-4 against the spread this season
The Texas Longhorns are 2-4 against the over/under this year
Key Tennessee State Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Texas Longhorns Injuries
12/11/17 G Andrew Jones Wrist is out indefinitely
Delano Spencer averages 15.7 points per game while playing 33 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is at 88%. Christian Mekowulu averages 11.4 points per game in 27.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 9.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 56% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
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
Tennessee State averages 69.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 291st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2.0 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 305th. Behind the arc they shoot 32%, which is good for 282nd in the country. They average 35.3 rebounds per game and 10.9 assists per game, which ranks them 213th and 330th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 152nd with 14.0 per game. The Tigers allow 67.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 82nd in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 135th and 253rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.8 rebounds a game which ranks 216th and they give up 15.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 278th place in college basketball. They force 17.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 331st in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas is 181st in the country with 75.3 points per game this year. They are 127th in D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 12.4. They shoot 29% from 3-point range, which is good for 332nd in college basketball. They are 126th in the nation in rebounding with 37.6 boards per game, and 292nd in assists per contest with 12.2. The Longhorns are 302nd in turnovers per game with 11.8. The Longhorns surrender 62.9 points per contest, which ranks them 27th in the country. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 10.2 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 Tigers are 65th in the country in defensive rating with 93.6, and their offensive rating of 96.4 is ranked 304th. They are 246th in college basketball in pace with 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 274th. As a unit they are 268th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 40th in D-1. Tennessee State is 115th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 22.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 222nd in the country.
Texas is 312th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 43%, which is 11th in Division 1. The Longhorns are 17th in the nation in defensive rating with 87.6, and their offensive rating of 104.9 is ranked 182nd. They are 225th in D-1 in pace with 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 199th. As a unit they are 238th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 240th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Tennessee State/Texas college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Texas
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