Texas Tech at Oklahoma State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/21/2018
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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The Texas Tech Red Raiders head to Gallagher-Iba Arena to take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Texas Tech as 5 point favorites.
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Texas Tech heads into this matchup with a mark of 22-5. They currently have a point differential of 13.4 as they are averaging 76.0 points per contest while giving up 62.5 per game. Oklahoma State has an overall mark of 15-12. They are averaging 77.0 points per contest and giving up 74.0, which is a point differential of 2.9.
Valuable Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 13-10 against the spread this season
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 8-14 against the over/under this year
Important Oklahoma State Cowboys Betting Trends
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 10-14 against the spread this season
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 9-15 against the over/under this year
Key Texas Tech Red Raiders Injuries
02/20/18 G Keenan Evans Foot is "?" Wednesday vs Oklahoma State
01/13/18 F Zach Smith Foot is out indefinitely
Key Oklahoma State Cowboys Injuries
12/14/17 G Davon Dillard Dismissed is out for season
12/14/17 G Zack Dawson Dismissed is out for season
Keenan Evans averages 18.2 points per contest while playing 28.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Jarrett Culver averages 10.8 points per contest in 25.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.7 assists per game and 4.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 65%.
Jeffrey Carroll scores 15 points per contest while playing 30.3 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 6 rebounds per contest and has 1.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Kendall Smith averages 12.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 26 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.8 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas Tech averages 76.0 points per contest this year, which is 120th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 13.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 82nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 151st in Division 1. They average 36.1 boards per contest and 13.8 assists per game, which ranks them 127th and 172nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 195th with 12.9 per game. The Red Raiders allow 62.5 points per contest, which is 5th in the country. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 17th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.7 rebounds a game which ranks 40th, and they allow 9.6 assists per game which puts them in 5th place in college basketball. They force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 337th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma State is 92nd in the country with 77.0 points per contest this season. They are 223rd in the nation in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 2.9. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 248th in Division 1. They are 109th in the country in rebounding with 36.7 boards per contest and 126th in assists per game with 14.4. The Cowboys are 143rd in turnovers per contest with 13.4. The Cowboys give up 74.0 points per game, which ranks them 230th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 189th and 279th in those defensive statistics. They rank 191st with 13.6 dimes allowed per game and 210th with 35.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Cowboys are 282nd in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per contest this year.
The Red Raiders are 3rd in the country in defensive rating with 89.5, and their offensive rating of 108.8 is ranked 95th. They are 211th in college basketball in pace with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 121st. As a unit they are 102nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 268th in D-1. Texas Tech is 190th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 45%, which is 8th in the country.
Oklahoma State is 200th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 159th in the nation. The Cowboys are 125th in the country in offensive rating with 106.9, and their defensive rating of 102.9 is ranked 201st. In terms of pace they are 97th in Division 1 with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 229th. As a team they are 201st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 153rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Texas Tech/Oklahoma State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Texas Tech -5
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