Baylor at Texas Tech Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 2/16/2019
Saturday, February 16, 2019
United Supermarkets Arena
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The Baylor Bears travel to United Supermarkets Arena to play the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Saturday, February 16, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Texas Tech as 8 point favorites.
Baylor heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-8. They currently have a point differential of 7.9 as they are averaging 72.2 points per contest while giving up 64.3 per game. Texas Tech has an overall mark of 20-5. They are averaging 70.9 points per contest and giving up 57.0, which is a point differential of 13.9.
Valuable Baylor Bears Betting Trends
The Baylor Bears are 14-9-1 against the spread
The Baylor Bears are 10-14-0 against the over/under
Important Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 10-14-1 against the spread
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 8-16-1 against the over/under
Key Baylor Bears Injuries
02/15/19 G King McClure Knee is questionable Saturday vs Texas Tech
01/12/19 F Tristan Clark Knee is out for season
Key Texas Tech Red Raiders Injuries
02/11/19 F Khavon Moore Medical is out for season
King McClure averages 9.9 points per game in 29.1 minutes per contest. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%. Makai Mason comes into this contest averaging 15.6 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Matt Mooney averages 10.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 73%. Jarrett Culver averages 17.7 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bears allow 64.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 60th and 107th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.5 rebounds a game which ranks 25th, and they give up 12.5 assists per contest which puts them in 125th place in the NCAA. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 177th in the nation. Baylor averages 72.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 195th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 7.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 146th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 206th in D-1. They average 37.7 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 71st and 108th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 165th with 13.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Red Raiders surrender 57.0 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 36% shooting percentage and a 27% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 9.2 assists allowed per contest, and 43rd with 32.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Red Raiders are 330th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 16.2 per game. Texas Tech is 231st in the country with 70.9 points per game this year. They are 65th in the D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 13.9. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 132nd in the nation. They are 249th in the country in rebounding with 34.2 boards per game and 210th in assists per contest with 13.2. The Red Raiders are 178th in turnovers per game with 13.2.
The Bears have an offensive rating of 108.2, which is ranked 75th. They are 310th in college basketball in pace with 66.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 146th. As a unit they are 185th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 135th in D-1. Baylor is 145th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions.
Texas Tech is 99th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions. The Red Raiders have an offensive rating of 104.4, which is ranked 163rd. They are 263rd in D-1 in pace with 68 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 98th. As a unit they are 105th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 279th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Baylor/Texas Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Texas Tech -8
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