Texas at Texas Tech College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/8/2018
Thursday, March 8, 2018
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The Texas Longhorns travel to Sprint Center to play the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Thursday, March 8, 2018. The opening line for this game has Texas Tech as 5 point favorites.
Texas comes into this game with an overall record of 18-13. They currently have a point differential of 3.7 as they are averaging 71.9 points per game while giving up 68.2 per contest. Texas Tech has an overall record of 23-8. They are averaging 75.7 points per game and surrendering 64.5, good for a point differential of 11.2.
Valuable Texas Longhorns Betting Trends
The Texas Longhorns are 14-13 against the spread this season
The Texas Longhorns are 12-15 against the over/under this year
Important Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 13-13 against the spread this season
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 12-14 against the over/under this year
Key Texas Longhorns Injuries
03/06/18 F Mohamed Bamba Toe is downgraded to doubtful Wednesday vs Iowa State
02/23/18 G Eric Davis Jr. Suspension is out indefinitely
01/10/18 G Andrew Jones Illness is out for season
Key Texas Tech Red Raiders Injuries
No key injuries to report
Mohamed Bamba averages 13 points per game in 30.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.5 assists per contest and 10.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%. Dylan Osetkowski averages 13.7 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Jarrett Culver averages 11.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 63%. Keenan Evans averages 17.4 points per game while playing 28.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Longhorns allow 68.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 71st in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 59th and 38th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.9 rebounds a game which ranks 234th, and they give up 12.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 77th place in the country. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 133rd in college basketball. Texas averages 71.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 233rd in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 3.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 219th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 330th in D-1. They average 35.8 rebounds per game and 11.5 assists per game, which ranks them 149th and 316th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 260th with 12.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Red Raiders surrender 64.5 points per contest, which ranks them 18th in the country. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 34th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 10.0 assists allowed per contest, and 36th with 31.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Red Raiders are 330th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per game this season. Texas Tech is 121st in Division 1 with 75.7 points per game this year. They are 94th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 11.2. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 131st in the nation. They are 154th in college basketball in rebounding with 35.7 boards per game and 180th in assists per contest with 13.5. The Red Raiders are 207th in turnovers per game with 12.6.
The Longhorns are 212th in the nation in offensive rating with 103.4, and their defensive rating of 98.1 is ranked 58th. In terms of pace they are 290th in the country with 67.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 239th. As a team they are 270th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 153rd in Division 1. Texas is 268th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 41st in the nation.
Texas Tech is 206th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 19th in the nation. The Red Raiders are 87th in the country in offensive rating with 109.3, and their defensive rating of 93.2 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 228th in Division 1 with 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 116th. As a team they are 107th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 256th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Texas/Texas Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Texas Tech -5
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