Texas Tech at South Carolina College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/27/2018
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Colonial Life Arena
Get todays College basketball odds and lines on this game.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders travel to Colonial Life Arena to play the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday, January 27, 2018.
Free $60 in Member College Basketball Picks. No Obligation Click Here
Valuable Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 8-8 against the spread this season
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 5-11 against the over/under this year
Important South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 9-9 against the spread this season
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 7-11 against the over/under this year
Key Texas Tech Red Raiders Injuries
01/13/18 F Zach Smith Foot is out indefinitely
Key South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
12/20/17 G Kory Holden Hamstring is out indefinitely
Jarrett Culver averages 10.9 points per game in 22.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 56%. Keenan Evans averages 17.1 points per game while playing 28 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Frank Booker averages 11.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 73%. Chris Silva averages 14.7 points per game while playing 24.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Red Raiders allow 62.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 18th and 37th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.9 rebounds a game which ranks 26th, and they give up 8.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in the country. They force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 336th in college basketball. Texas Tech averages 76.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 109th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 14.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 67th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 201st in D-1. They average 37.3 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game, which ranks them 103rd and 176th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 216th with 12.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Gamecocks surrender 65.9 points per contest, which ranks them 39th in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 97th and 124th in those defensive statistics. They rank 35th with 11.1 assists allowed per contest, and 55th with 32.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Gamecocks are 290th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game this season. South Carolina is 256th in Division 1 with 71.1 points per game this year. They are 328th in the country in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 5.2. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 245th in the nation. They are 80th in college basketball in rebounding with 37.9 boards per game and 246th in assists per contest with 12.8. The Gamecocks are 167th in turnovers per game with 13.4.
The Red Raiders are 4th in the country in defensive rating with 88.6, and their offensive rating of 109.9 is ranked 76th. They are 212th in college basketball in pace with 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 103rd. As a unit they are 97th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 235th in D-1. Texas Tech is 216th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 21.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 16th in the country.
South Carolina is 185th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 94th in Division 1. The Gamecocks are 27th in the nation in defensive rating with 94, and their offensive rating of 101.4 is ranked 245th. They are 199th in D-1 in pace with 70 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 325th. As a unit they are 309th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 187th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Texas Tech/South Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take South Carolina
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of this Weeks Free College Basketball Picks
Get all of this Weeks 100% profit guaranteed Expert College Basketball Picks