Texas Tech at Baylor Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 1/19/2019
Saturday, January 19, 2019
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The Texas Tech Red Raiders head to Ferrell Center to take on the Baylor Bears on Saturday, January 19, 2019. The opening line for this game has Texas Tech as 3 point favorites.
Texas Tech heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-2. They currently have a point differential of 17.4 as they are averaging 72.2 points per contest while giving up 54.8 per game. Baylor has an overall mark of 10-6. They are averaging 71.3 points per contest and giving up 63.9, which is a point differential of 7.4.
Valuable Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 6-10-1 against the spread this season
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 5-12-0 against the over/under this year
Important Baylor Bears Betting Trends
The Baylor Bears are 9-7-0 against the spread this season
The Baylor Bears are 5-11-0 against the over/under this year
Key Texas Tech Red Raiders Injuries
11/19/18 F Khavon Moore Leg is out indefinitely
Key Baylor Bears Injuries
01/12/19 F Tristan Clark Knee is out for season
Jarrett Culver comes into this game averaging 18.8 points per contest while playing 30.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 69%. Matt Mooney averages 11.2 points per contest in 29.4 minutes per game. He averages 2.7 assists per game and 3.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 74%.
King McClure scores 11.0 points per contest while playing 30.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.5 rebounds per contest and has 2.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Makai Mason averages 14.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.8 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas Tech averages 72.2 points per contest, which is 221st in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 17.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 59th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 188th in the nation. They average 35.3 boards per contest and 12.8 assists per game, which ranks them 209th and 235th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 222nd with 12.8 per game. The Red Raiders allow 54.8 points per contest, which is 2nd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 34% shooting percentage and a 25% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 2nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.2 rebounds a game which ranks 55th, and they allow 8.9 assists per game which puts them in 3rd place in the country. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 321st in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Baylor is 246th in the nation with 71.3 points per contest this season. They are 212th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 7.4. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 303rd in the NCAA. They are 66th in D-1 in rebounding with 38.5 boards per contest and 178th in assists per game with 13.6. The Bears are 133rd in turnovers per contest with 13.8. The Bears give up 63.9 points per game, which ranks them 26th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 56th and 169th in those defensive statistics. They rank 124th with 12.4 dimes allowed per game and 39th with 31.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Bears are 207th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per contest this year.
The Red Raiders are 158th in the nation in offensive rating with 105.1. In terms of pace they are 254th in the country with 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 119th. As a team they are 120th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 322nd in Division 1. Texas Tech is 147th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions.
Baylor is 125th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions. The Bears are 145th in the country in offensive rating with 105.6. In terms of pace they are 296th in Division 1 with 67.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 223rd. As a team they are 240th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 144th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Texas Tech/Baylor college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Texas Tech -3
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