Texas Southern at Baylor College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/14/2017
Thursday, December 14, 2017
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The Texas Southern Tigers head to Ferrell Center to take on the Baylor Bears on Thursday, December 14, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Baylor as 20.5 point favorites.
Texas Southern heads into this matchup with a mark of 0-9. They currently have a point differential of -14.3 as they are averaging 72.9 points per contest while giving up 87.2 per game. Baylor has an overall record of 7-2. They are averaging 78.2 points per game and surrendering 64.4, good for a point differential of 13.8.
Valuable Texas Southern Tigers Betting Trends
The Texas Southern Tigers are 2-0 against the spread this season
The Texas Southern Tigers are 0-2 against the over/under this year
Important Baylor Bears Betting Trends
The Baylor Bears are 2-2 against the spread this season
The Baylor Bears are 0-3 against the over/under this year
Key Texas Southern Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Baylor Bears Injuries
12/13/17 G Manu Lecomte Finger missed last game, is probable Thursday vs Texas Southern
12/13/17 F Mark Vital Hamstring missed last game, is probable Thursday vs Texas Southern
11/30/17 F Terry Maston Hand is out indefinitely
11/13/17 F Leonard Allen Personal is out indefinitely
Demontrae Jefferson averages 22 points per contest while playing 38.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Donte Clark averages 17.3 points per contest in 37.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.2 assists per game and 6.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 37% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Manu Lecomte scores 16.6 points per contest while playing 32.9 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 2 rebounds per contest and has 2.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 95%. Jo Acuil averages 13.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 10.1 rebounds per game and has 0.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas Southern averages 72.9 points per contest this year, which is 225th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -14.3 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a unit, which has them ranked 309th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 261st in Division 1. They average 34.2 boards per contest and 11.4 assists per game, which ranks them 253rd and 312th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 204th with 13.2 per game. The Tigers allow 87.2 points per contest, which is 342nd in the country. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 295th and 289th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.1 rebounds a game which ranks 345th, and they allow 19.3 assists per game which puts them in 347th place in college basketball. They force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 34th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Baylor is 121st in the country with 78.2 points per contest this season. They are 69th in the nation in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 13.8. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 114th in Division 1. They are 73rd in the country in rebounding with 39.0 boards per contest and 43rd in assists per game with 16.8. The Bears are 323rd in turnovers per contest with 11.3. The Bears give up 64.4 points per game, which ranks them 45th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 65th and 66th in those defensive statistics. They rank 259th with 14.6 dimes allowed per game and 39th with 31.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Bears are 16th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 10.9 per contest this year.
The Tigers are 344th in the country in defensive rating with 117.3, and their offensive rating of 98.1 is ranked 284th. They are 89th in college basketball in pace with 73.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 299th. As a unit they are 288th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 121st in D-1. Texas Southern is 219th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 317th in the country.
Baylor is 306th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 58th in Division 1. The Bears are 86th in the nation in defensive rating with 94.6, and their offensive rating of 114.8 is ranked 40th. They are 297th in D-1 in pace with 68.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 88th. As a unit they are 77th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 235th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Texas Southern/Baylor college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Texas Southern +20.5
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