Texas Tech at Iowa State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/20/2018
Saturday, January 20, 2018
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The Texas Tech Red Raiders travel to Hilton Coliseum to play the Iowa State Cyclones on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The opening line for this game has Texas Tech as 8 point favorites.
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Texas Tech heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-3. They currently have a point differential of 17.2 as they are averaging 78.4 points per contest while giving up 61.2 per game. Iowa State has an overall record of 10-7. They are averaging 75.8 points per game and surrendering 74.6, good for a point differential of 1.2.
Valuable Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 8-6 against the spread this season
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 4-10 against the over/under this year
Important Iowa State Cyclones Betting Trends
The Iowa State Cyclones are 5-9 against the spread this season
The Iowa State Cyclones are 10-5 against the over/under this year
Key Texas Tech Red Raiders Injuries
01/13/18 F Zach Smith Foot is out indefinitely
Key Iowa State Cyclones Injuries
No key injuries to report
Keenan Evans averages 17.1 points per game while playing 27.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 82%. Zhaire Smith averages 10.4 points per game in 24.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 60% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Lindell Wigginton averages 16.5 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 69%. Donovan Jackson averages 16.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.8 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas Tech averages 78.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 84th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 17.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 43rd. Behind the arc they shoot 34%, which is good for 214th in the country. They average 37.6 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game, which ranks them 101st and 180th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 242nd with 12.6 per game. The Red Raiders allow 61.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in Division 1. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.7 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 8.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in college basketball. They force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 335th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Iowa State is 140th in the country with 75.8 points per game this year. They are 208th in D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 1.2. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 137th in college basketball. They are 57th in the nation in rebounding with 38.6 boards per game, and 163rd in assists per contest with 14.1. The Cyclones are 305th in turnovers per game with 11.8. The Cyclones surrender 74.6 points per contest, which ranks them 234th in the country. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 183rd and 249th in those defensive statistics. They rank 246th with 14.4 assists allowed per contest and 249th with 36.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cyclones are 50th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.8 per game this season.
The Red Raiders are 4th in the country in defensive rating with 87, and their offensive rating of 111.5 is ranked 57th. They are 213th in college basketball in pace with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 77th. As a unit they are 76th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 254th in D-1. Texas Tech is 252nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 21.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 45%, which is 13th in the country.
Iowa State is 304th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 221st in the nation. The Cyclones are 133rd in the country in offensive rating with 106.5, and their defensive rating of 104.8 is ranked 258th. In terms of pace they are 199th in Division 1 with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 209th. As a team they are 211th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 193rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Texas Tech/Iowa State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Iowa State +8
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