Texas Tech at Iowa State NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/9/2019
Saturday, March 9, 2019
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The Texas Tech Red Raiders travel to Hilton Coliseum to play the Iowa State Cyclones on Saturday, March 9, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Iowa State as 1.5 point favorites.
Texas Tech heads into this matchup with a mark of 25-5. They currently have a point differential of 14.7 as they are averaging 72.8 points per contest while giving up 58.2 per game. Iowa State has an overall record of 20-10. They are averaging 77.9 points per game and surrendering 68.4, good for a point differential of 9.5.
Valuable Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 14-15-1 against the spread
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 12-17-1 against the over/under
Important Iowa State Cyclones Betting Trends
The Iowa State Cyclones are 16-14-0 against the spread
The Iowa State Cyclones are 13-16-1 against the over/under
Key Texas Tech Red Raiders Injuries
02/11/19 F Khavon Moore Medical is out for season
Key Iowa State Cyclones Injuries
03/08/19 F Cameron Lard Suspension Served is probable Saturday vs Texas Tech
03/08/19 G Marial Shayok Foot is questionable Saturday vs Texas Tech
01/13/19 F Solomon Young Groin is out for season
Jarrett Culver comes into this contest averaging 17.9 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 70%. Davide Moretti averages 11.3 points per game in 30.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 1.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 93%.
Marial Shayok averages 18.7 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 89%. Lindell Wigginton averages 13.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.0 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas Tech averages 72.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 170th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 14.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 39th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 69th in the nation. They average 34.2 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per game, which ranks them 244th and 168th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 239th with 12.4 per game. The Red Raiders allow 58.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the country. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.7 rebounds a game which ranks 33rd and they give up 9.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in Division 1. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 322nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Iowa State is 58th in the country with 77.9 points per game this year. They are 33rd in Division 1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 9.5. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 93rd in the nation. They are 197th in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.1 boards per game, and 33rd in assists per contest with 15.7. The Cyclones are 323rd in turnovers per game with 10.9. The Cyclones surrender 68.4 points per contest, which ranks them 93rd in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 82nd and 165th in those defensive statistics. They rank 148th with 12.7 assists allowed per contest and 160th with 34.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cyclones are 187th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game.
The Red Raiders are 86th in the nation in offensive rating with 107.7. In terms of pace they are 272nd in the country with 67.4 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 36% of their shots, ranking 255th in Division 1. Texas Tech is 173rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions.
Iowa State is 326th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions. The Cyclones have an offensive rating of 113.1, which is ranked 17th. They are 203rd in D-1 in pace with 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 35th. As a unit they are 34th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 144th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Texas Tech/Iowa State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Iowa State -1.5
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