Texas at Texas Tech College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/31/2018
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
United Supermarkets Arena
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The Texas Longhorns head to United Supermarkets Arena to take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Texas Tech as 7.5 point favorites.
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Texas heads into this matchup with a mark of 14-7. They currently have a point differential of 6.3 as they are averaging 72.6 points per contest while giving up 66.3 per game. Texas Tech has an overall record of 17-4. They are averaging 76.6 points per game and surrendering 62.1, good for a point differential of 14.5.
Valuable Texas Longhorns Betting Trends
The Texas Longhorns are 9-8 against the spread this season
The Texas Longhorns are 7-10 against the over/under this year
Important Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 9-8 against the spread this season
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 5-11 against the over/under this year
Key Texas Longhorns Injuries
01/10/18 G Andrew Jones Illness is out for season
Key Texas Tech Red Raiders Injuries
01/13/18 F Zach Smith Foot is out indefinitely
Dylan Osetkowski averages 14.5 points per contest while playing 34 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 73%. Mohamed Bamba averages 13.1 points per contest in 30.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.4 assists per game and 10.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% for the season while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Keenan Evans scores 17.7 points per contest while playing 28.3 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3 rebounds per contest and has 3.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Jarrett Culver averages 10.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 23.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.1 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 58%.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas averages 72.6 points per contest this year, which is 221st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 196th. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 332nd in Division 1. They average 36.7 boards per contest and 11.7 assists per game, which ranks them 127th and 312th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 260th with 12.2 per game. The Longhorns allow 66.3 points per contest, which is 45th in the country. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 91st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.2 rebounds a game which ranks 246th, and they allow 11.1 assists per game which puts them in 34th place in college basketball. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 170th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas Tech is 110th in the country with 76.6 points per contest this season. They are 76th in the nation in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 14.5. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 190th in Division 1. They are 119th in the country in rebounding with 36.8 boards per contest and 193rd in assists per game with 13.6. The Red Raiders are 201st in turnovers per contest with 13.0. The Red Raiders give up 62.1 points per game, which ranks them 6th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 13th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 9.1 dimes allowed per game and 26th with 30.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Red Raiders are 335th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 16.7 per contest this year.
The Longhorns are 193rd in the nation in offensive rating with 103.9, and their defensive rating of 94.8 is ranked 36th. In terms of pace they are 281st in the country with 67.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 214th. As a team they are 253rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 159th in Division 1. Texas is 263rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 19th in the nation.
Texas Tech is 202nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions while forcing 21.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 45%, which is 15th in the nation. The Red Raiders are 77th in the country in offensive rating with 109.8, and their defensive rating of 89 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 219th in Division 1 with 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 106th. As a team they are 97th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 236th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Texas/Texas Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Texas +7.5
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