Texas Tech at Oklahoma College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/9/2018
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Lloyd Noble Center
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The Texas Tech Red Raiders head to Lloyd Noble Center to take on the Oklahoma Sooners on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma as 2 point favorites.
Texas Tech heads into this matchup with a mark of 14-1. They currently have a point differential of 21.9 as they are averaging 81.1 points per contest while giving up 59.2 per game. Oklahoma has an overall mark of 12-2. They are averaging 94.4 points per contest and giving up 81.2, which is a point differential of 13.1.
Valuable Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 8-3 against the spread this season
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 4-7 against the over/under this year
Important Oklahoma Sooners Betting Trends
The Oklahoma Sooners are 6-7 against the spread this season
The Oklahoma Sooners are 11-2 against the over/under this year
Key Texas Tech Red Raiders Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Oklahoma Sooners Injuries
No key injuries to report
Keenan Evans averages 17.2 points per contest while playing 26.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 83%. Zhaire Smith averages 10.6 points per contest in 23.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.5 assists per game and 4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 62% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Trae Young scores 29.4 points per contest while playing 32.7 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3.9 rebounds per contest and has 10.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Christian James averages 12.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.3 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas Tech averages 81.1 points per contest this year, which is 55th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 21.9 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 24th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 118th in Division 1. They average 38.3 boards per contest and 14.8 assists per game, which ranks them 84th and 130th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 249th with 12.6 per game. The Red Raiders allow 59.2 points per contest, which is 4th in the country. They also surrender a 37% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 9th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 30.1 rebounds a game which ranks 12th, and they allow 8.2 assists per game which puts them in 1st place in college basketball. They force 17.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 339th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma is 1st in the country with 94.4 points per contest this season. They are 19th in the nation in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 13.1. They shoot 40% from beyond the arc, which is good for 27th in Division 1. They are 42nd in the country in rebounding with 39.6 boards per contest and 9th in assists per game with 18.7. The Sooners are 194th in turnovers per contest with 13.1. The Sooners give up 81.2 points per game, which ranks them 329th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 114th and 198th in those defensive statistics. They rank 261st with 14.6 dimes allowed per game and 298th with 38.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Sooners are 200th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per contest this year.
The Red Raiders are 3rd in the country in defensive rating with 83.9, and their offensive rating of 114.9 is ranked 29th. They are 221st in college basketball in pace with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 44th. As a unit they are 44th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 271st in D-1. Texas Tech is 259th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 22.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 44%, which is 10th in the country.
Oklahoma is 303rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 123rd in Division 1. The Sooners are 189th in the nation in defensive rating with 101.7, and their offensive rating of 118.2 is ranked 12th. They are 4th in D-1 in pace with 79.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 59% is 10th. As a unit they are 11th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 71st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Texas Tech/Oklahoma college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Texas Tech +2
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