Texas Tech at Villanova College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/25/2018
Sunday, March 25, 2018
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The Texas Tech Red Raiders travel to TD Garden to play the Villanova Wildcats on Sunday, March 25, 2018. The opening line for this game has Villanova as 6.5 point favorites.
Texas Tech heads into this matchup with a mark of 27-9. They currently have a point differential of 10.4 as they are averaging 75.0 points per contest while giving up 64.6 per game. Villanova has an overall record of 33-4. They are averaging 87.0 points per game and surrendering 70.5, good for a point differential of 16.5.
Valuable Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 15-16 against the spread this season
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 12-14 against the over/under this year
Important Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 24-12 against the spread this season
The Villanova Wildcats are 21-10 against the over/under this year
Key Texas Tech Red Raiders Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Villanova Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Keenan Evans averages 17.7 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is at 82%. Zhaire Smith averages 11.3 points per game in 28.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 56% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Jalen Brunson averages 19.3 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 4.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Mikal Bridges averages 18 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas Tech averages 75.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 142nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 10.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 85th. Behind the arc they shoot 36%, which is good for 107th in the country. They average 36.0 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game, which ranks them 134th and 164th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 230th with 12.3 per game. The Red Raiders allow 64.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 16th and 61st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.9 rebounds a game which ranks 35th and they give up 10.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 10th place in college basketball. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 316th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Villanova is 1st in the country with 87.0 points per game this year. They are 5th in D-1 in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 16.5. They shoot 41% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in college basketball. They are 173rd in the nation in rebounding with 35.5 boards per game, and 14th in assists per contest with 16.8. The Wildcats are 338th in turnovers per game with 10.6. The Wildcats surrender 70.5 points per contest, which ranks them 125th in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 118th and 41st in those defensive statistics. They rank 213th with 13.8 assists allowed per contest and 68th with 32.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 186th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per game this season.
The Red Raiders are 10th in the country in defensive rating with 93.9, and their offensive rating of 109 is ranked 87th. They are 238th in college basketball in pace with 68.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 114th. As a unit they are 109th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 272nd in D-1. Texas Tech is 217th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 20th in the country.
Villanova is 339th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 87th in Division 1. The Wildcats are 79th in the nation in defensive rating with 99.4, and their offensive rating of 122.6 is ranked 1st. They are 143rd in D-1 in pace with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 60% is 2nd. As a unit they are 2nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Texas Tech/Villanova college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Villanova -6.5
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