Texas Tech at Kansas College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/2/2018
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
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The Texas Tech Red Raiders travel to Allen Fieldhouse to play the Kansas Jayhawks on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
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Texas Tech heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-1. They currently have a point differential of 23.1 as they are averaging 81.3 points per contest while giving up 58.2 per game. Kansas has an overall record of 11-2. They are averaging 87.8 points per game and surrendering 67.2, good for a point differential of 20.6.
Valuable Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 6-3 against the spread this season
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 3-6 against the over/under this year
Important Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 8-4 against the spread this season
The Kansas Jayhawks are 5-7 against the over/under this year
Key Texas Tech Red Raiders Injuries
12/30/17 G Zhaire Smith Undisclosed injured last game, is "?"
Key Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
11/17/17 F Billy Preston Suspension is out indefinitely
Keenan Evans averages 16.6 points per game while playing 26 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is at 79%. Zhaire Smith averages 10.5 points per game in 22.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 64% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Lagerald Vick averages 17.4 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 71%. Devonte' Graham averages 17.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 7.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas Tech averages 81.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 58th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 23.1 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team, which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 38%, which is good for 86th in the country. They average 38.5 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per game, which ranks them 84th and 110th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 243rd with 12.6 per game. The Red Raiders allow 58.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in Division 1. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.0 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 8.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 1st place in college basketball. They force 18.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 339th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas is 13th in the country with 87.8 points per game this year. They are 4th in D-1 in shooting at 52%, while their average scoring margin is 20.6. They shoot 42% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in college basketball. They are 72nd in the nation in rebounding with 38.8 boards per game, and 6th in assists per contest with 19.6. The Jayhawks are 305th in turnovers per game with 11.8. The Jayhawks surrender 67.2 points per contest, which ranks them 76th in the country. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 92nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 77th with 11.7 assists allowed per contest and 136th with 34.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Jayhawks are 190th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per game this season.
The Red Raiders are 1st in the country in defensive rating with 82, and their offensive rating of 114.5 is ranked 37th. They are 208th in college basketball in pace with 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 50th. As a unit they are 56th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 287th in D-1. Texas Tech is 264th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 22.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 42%, which is 7th in the country.
Kansas is 312th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 35th in the nation. The Jayhawks are 11th in the country in offensive rating with 120.8, and their defensive rating of 92.5 is ranked 41st. In terms of pace they are 90th in Division 1 with 72.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 60% is 3rd. As a team they are 9th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 102nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Texas Tech/Kansas college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Kansas
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