Kansas State at Texas Tech College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/6/2018
Saturday, January 6, 2018
United Supermarkets Arena
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The Kansas State Wildcats travel to United Supermarkets Arena to play the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Saturday, January 6, 2018. The opening line for this game has Texas Tech as 10 point favorites.
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Kansas State heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-3. They currently have a point differential of 13.0 as they are averaging 77.2 points per contest while giving up 64.2 per game. Texas Tech has an overall mark of 13-1. They are averaging 81.6 points per contest and giving up 59.3, which is a point differential of 22.3.
Valuable Kansas State Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kansas State Wildcats are 3-8 against the spread this season
The Kansas State Wildcats are 5-6 against the over/under this year
Important Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 7-3 against the spread this season
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 4-6 against the over/under this year
Key Kansas State Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Texas Tech Red Raiders Injuries
No key injuries to report
Barry Brown averages 14.9 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is at 80%. Dean Wade averages 14.9 points per game in 29.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 6.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 61% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%.
Keenan Evans averages 16.5 points per game while playing 26.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Zhaire Smith averages 10.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 23.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas State averages 77.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 124th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 13.0 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 56th. Behind the arc they shoot 36%, which is good for 124th in the country. They average 33.4 rebounds per game and 16.2 assists per game, which ranks them 289th and 56th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 334th with 10.9 per game. The Wildcats allow 64.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 49th and 85th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.4 rebounds a game which ranks 64th and they give up 12.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 115th place in college basketball. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 266th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas Tech is 54th in the country with 81.6 points per game this year. They are 32nd in D-1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 22.3. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 119th in college basketball. They are 63rd in the nation in rebounding with 38.9 boards per game, and 117th in assists per contest with 15.0. The Red Raiders are 257th in turnovers per game with 12.4. The Red Raiders surrender 59.3 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the country. Their defense allows a 37% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 8.3 assists allowed per contest and 26th with 30.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Red Raiders are 339th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 17.8 per game this season.
The Wildcats are 72nd in the country in defensive rating with 95.7, and their offensive rating of 115.1 is ranked 29th. They are 319th in college basketball in pace with 67.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 50th. As a unit they are 47th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 95th in D-1. Kansas State is 314th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 62nd in the country.
Texas Tech is 282nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 22.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 43%, which is 8th in the nation. The Red Raiders are 31st in the country in offensive rating with 114.8, and their defensive rating of 83.4 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 199th in Division 1 with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 61st. As a team they are 60th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 282nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Kansas State/Texas Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Texas Tech -10
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