Texas Tech at Boston College College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/18/2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Mohegan Sun Arena
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The Texas Tech Red Raiders head to Mohegan Sun Arena to take on the Boston College Eagles on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Texas Tech as 8.5 point favorites.
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Texas Tech comes into this game with an overall record of 2-0. They currently have a point differential of 32.0 as they are averaging 79.0 points per game while giving up 47.0 per contest. Boston College has an overall record of 3-0. They are averaging 83.0 points per game and surrendering 56.7, good for a point differential of 26.3.
Valuable Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 0-1 against the spread this season
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 0-1 against the over/under this year
Important Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 0-0 against the spread this season
The Boston College Eagles are 0-0 against the over/under this year
Key Texas Tech Red Raiders Injuries
11/17/17 G Hyron Edwards Concussion is "?" Saturday vs. Boston College
Key Boston College Eagles Injuries
11/06/17 F Mike Sagay Transferred has left team
Zhaire Smith averages 12.5 points per contest while playing 19.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6 rebounds per contest and distributes 2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is 83%. Keenan Evans averages 12 points per contest in 20.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.5 assists per game and 1.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Ky Bowman scores 14 points per contest while playing 30.7 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 4.7 rebounds per contest and has 5.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Deontae Hawkins averages 13.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 11.3 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 100%.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas Tech averages 79.0 points per contest this year, which is 144th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 32.0 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a unit, which has them ranked 74th. From 3-point territory they shoot 40%, which is good for 83rd in Division 1. They average 38.5 boards per contest and 13.0 assists per game, which ranks them 173rd and 215th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 169th with 14.0 per game. The Red Raiders allow 47.0 points per contest, which is 1st in the country. They also surrender a 27% shooting percentage and a 24% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 37th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.5 rebounds a game which ranks 67th, and they allow 5.5 assists per game which puts them in 3rd place in college basketball. They force 20.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 331st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston College is 101st in the country with 83.0 points per contest this season. They are 157th in the nation in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 26.3. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 121st in Division 1. They are 26th in the country in rebounding with 46.3 boards per contest and 141st in assists per game with 15.0. The Eagles are 327th in turnovers per contest with 9.3. The Eagles give up 56.7 points per game, which ranks them 28th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 34% shooting percentage and a 25% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 33rd and 46th in those defensive statistics. They rank 58th with 9.7 dimes allowed per game and 196th with 36.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Eagles are 204th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per contest this year.
The Red Raiders are 110th in the nation in offensive rating with 111.3, and their defensive rating of 66.2 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 235th in the country with 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 76th. As a team they are 69th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 231st in Division 1. Texas Tech is 135th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 24.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 32%, which is 2nd in the nation.
Boston College is 328th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 39%, which is 30th in the nation. The Eagles are 80th in the country in offensive rating with 115.3, and their defensive rating of 78.7 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 209th in Division 1 with 71.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 168th. As a team they are 179th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 222nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Texas Tech/Boston College college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Texas Tech -8.5
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