Northern Colorado at Texas Tech College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/24/2018
Saturday, November 24, 2018
United Supermarkets Arena
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The Northern Colorado Bears travel to United Supermarkets Arena to play the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Saturday, November 24, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Texas Tech as 18 point favorites.
Northern Colorado heads into this matchup with a mark of 3-0. They currently have a point differential of 34.7 as they are averaging 101.3 points per contest while giving up 66.7 per game. Texas Tech has an overall record of 5-0. They are averaging 75.6 points per game and surrendering 48.8, good for a point differential of 26.8.
Valuable Northern Colorado Bears Betting Trends
The Northern Colorado Bears are 1-1-0 against the spread
The Northern Colorado Bears are 2-0-0 against the over/under
Important Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 3-2-0 against the spread
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 0-5-0 against the over/under
Key Northern Colorado Bears Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Texas Tech Red Raiders Injuries
11/19/18 F Khavon Moore Leg is out indefinitely
Trent Harris averages 17.7 points per game in 22.0 minutes per contest. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 1.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 67% for the year while his free throw percentage is 0%. Jordan Davis comes into this contest averaging 23.0 points per game while playing 27.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Matt Mooney averages 11.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 4.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 69%. Jarrett Culver averages 18.6 points per game while playing 31.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bears allow 66.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 99th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 145th and 61st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 24.7 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd, and they give up 8.7 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the NCAA. They force 11.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 32nd in the nation. Northern Colorado averages 101.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 34.7 and their shooting percentage is 53% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 49% which is good for 2nd in D-1. They average 42.3 rebounds per game and 17.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 37th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 139th with 14.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Red Raiders surrender 48.8 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 33% shooting percentage and a 27% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 39th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 7.6 assists allowed per contest, and 10th with 27.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Red Raiders are 302nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 17.4 per game. Texas Tech is 181st in the country with 75.6 points per game this year. They are 57th in the D-1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 26.8. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 95th in the nation. They are 180th in the country in rebounding with 37.2 boards per game and 193rd in assists per contest with 13.6. The Red Raiders are 304th in turnovers per game with 11.4.
The Bears are 1st in the nation in offensive rating with 136.9. In terms of pace they are 97th in the country with 74 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 66% is 2nd. As a team they are 1st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 70% and they shoot 3-pointers on 55% of their shots, ranking 2nd in Division 1. Northern Colorado is 173rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions.
Texas Tech is 261st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions. The Red Raiders have an offensive rating of 112.8, which is ranked 72nd. They are 321st in D-1 in pace with 67.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 102nd. As a unit they are 95th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 318th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Northern Colorado/Texas Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Texas Tech -18
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