Texas Tech at Texas College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/17/2018
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Frank Erwin Center
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The Texas Tech Red Raiders head to Frank Erwin Center to take on the Texas Longhorns on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Texas Tech as 3.5 point favorites.
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Texas Tech heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-2. They currently have a point differential of 18.8 as they are averaging 79.6 points per contest while giving up 60.8 per game. Texas has an overall record of 11-6. They are averaging 73.5 points per game and surrendering 65.8, good for a point differential of 7.6.
Valuable Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 8-5 against the spread this season
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 4-9 against the over/under this year
Important Texas Longhorns Betting Trends
The Texas Longhorns are 6-7 against the spread this season
The Texas Longhorns are 5-8 against the over/under this year
Key Texas Tech Red Raiders Injuries
01/13/18 F Zach Smith Foot is out indefinitely
Key Texas Longhorns Injuries
01/10/18 G Andrew Jones Illness is out for season
01/10/18 G Kerwin Roach II Hand is out indefinitely
Keenan Evans averages 17.5 points per contest while playing 26.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Zhaire Smith averages 10.2 points per contest in 24 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.6 assists per game and 4.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 59% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Dylan Osetkowski scores 15.1 points per contest while playing 34.1 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 7.8 rebounds per contest and has 1.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Mohamed Bamba averages 11.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 10.4 rebounds per game and has 0.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 62%.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas Tech averages 79.6 points per contest this year, which is 65th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 18.8 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 35th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 178th in Division 1. They average 37.9 boards per contest and 13.9 assists per game, which ranks them 82nd and 172nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 225th with 12.8 per game. The Red Raiders allow 60.8 points per contest, which is 5th in the country. They also surrender a 38% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 18th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 30.5 rebounds a game which ranks 14th, and they allow 8.6 assists per game which puts them in 3rd place in college basketball. They force 16.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 336th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas is 200th in the country with 73.5 points per contest this season. They are 188th in the nation in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 7.6. They shoot 30% from beyond the arc, which is good for 333rd in Division 1. They are 112th in the country in rebounding with 37.5 boards per contest and 291st in assists per game with 12.1. The Longhorns are 259th in turnovers per contest with 12.5. The Longhorns give up 65.8 points per game, which ranks them 43rd in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 26th and 66th in those defensive statistics. They rank 43rd with 11.2 dimes allowed per game and 237th with 36.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Longhorns are 209th 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 86, and their offensive rating of 112.6 is ranked 49th. They are 206th in college basketball in pace with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 65th. As a unit they are 60th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 267th in D-1. Texas Tech is 239th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 21.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 44%, which is 11th in the country.
Texas is 269th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 45%, which is 17th in Division 1. The Longhorns are 30th in the nation in defensive rating with 93.2, and their offensive rating of 104 is ranked 193rd. They are 284th in D-1 in pace with 68.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 227th. As a unit they are 256th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 156th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Texas Tech/Texas college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Texas Tech -3.5
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