Texas Tech at Gonzaga Elite 8 Picks & Predictions 3/30/2019
Saturday, March 30, 2019
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The Texas Tech Red Raiders travel to Honda Center to play the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Saturday in the Elite 8. Gonzaga defeated Florida State 72-58 while Texas Tech blew out Michigan by a score of 63-44. The opening line for this matchup has Gonzaga as 4.5 point favorites.
Texas Tech heads into this matchup with a mark of 29-6. They currently have a point differential of 14.2 as they are averaging 72.9 points per contest while giving up 58.7 per game. Gonzaga has an overall record of 33-3. They are averaging 88.2 points per game and surrendering 64.6, good for a point differential of 23.6.
Valuable Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 18-16-1 against the spread
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 13-17-1 against the over/under
Important Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 23-13-0 against the spread
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 15-16-0 against the over/under
Key Texas Tech Red Raiders Injuries
02/11/19 F Khavon Moore Medical is out for season
Key Gonzaga Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jarrett Culver comes into this contest averaging 18.9 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 60% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 70%. Davide Moretti averages 11.6 points per game in 31.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 2.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 92%.
Rui Hachimura averages 19.6 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Brandon Clarke averages 16.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.5 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 69% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas Tech averages 72.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 158th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 14.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 43rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 71st in the nation. They average 34.3 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per game, which ranks them 231st and 176th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 239th with 12.3 per game. The Red Raiders allow 58.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the country. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.6 rebounds a game which ranks 60th and they give up 9.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in Division 1. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 329th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Gonzaga is 1st in the country with 88.2 points per game this year. They are 1st in Division 1 in shooting at 53%, while their average scoring margin is 23.6. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 69th in the nation. They are 23rd in the NCAA in rebounding with 39.1 boards per game, and 4th in assists per contest with 17.9. The Bulldogs are 334th in turnovers per game with 10.5. The Bulldogs surrender 64.6 points per contest, which ranks them 30th in D-1. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 9.8 assists allowed per contest and 54th with 32.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulldogs are 222nd in country in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game.
The Red Raiders are 95th in the nation in offensive rating with 107.2. In terms of pace they are 255th in the country with 67.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 58th. As a team they are 58th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 260th in Division 1. Texas Tech is 182nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions.
Gonzaga is 344th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions. The Bulldogs are 1st in the country in offensive rating with 123.2. In terms of pace they are 76th in Division 1 with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 59% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 268th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Texas Tech/Gonzaga college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Gonzaga -4.5
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