Texas Tech vs DePaul Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 12/4/2019
Game: Texas Tech Red Raiders vs DePaul Blue Demons
Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Location: Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: DePaul -1
The Texas Tech Red Raiders travel to Wintrust Arena to play the DePaul Blue Demons on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has DePaul as 1 point favorites.
Texas Tech heads into this matchup with a mark of 5-2. They currently have a point differential of 16.6 as they are averaging 81.7 points per contest while giving up 65.1 per game. DePaul has an overall record of 8-0. They are averaging 78.4 points per game and surrendering 63.8, good for a point differential of 14.6.
Valuable Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 4-3-0 against the spread
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 4-3-0 against the over/under
Important DePaul Blue Demons Betting Trends
The DePaul Blue Demons are 5-2-0 against the spread
The DePaul Blue Demons are 3-4-0 against the over/under
Key Texas Tech Red Raiders Injuries
11/30/19 G Jahmi'us Ramsey Leg is questionable
11/07/19 F Joel Ntambwe Eligibility is out for season
11/05/19 F Tyreek Smith Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Key DePaul Blue Demons Injuries
11/29/19 G Devin Gage Ankle is questionable
Davide Moretti averages 14.3 points per game in 29.9 minutes per contest. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 1.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 100%. Jahmi'us Ramsey comes into this contest averaging 17.3 points per game while playing 27.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 65%.
Paul Reed averages 15.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.4 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is 75%. Charlie Moore averages 17.1 points per game while playing 32.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 6.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Red Raiders allow 65.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 119th in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 111th and 277th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.6 rebounds a game which ranks 57th, and they give up 11.4 assists per contest which puts them in 112th place in the NCAA. They force 17.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 303rd in the nation. Texas Tech averages 81.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 29th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 16.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 74th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 101st in D-1. They average 40.3 rebounds per game and 18.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 51st and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 204th with 13.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Demons surrender 63.8 points per contest, which ranks them 90th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 36% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 86th in those defensive statistics. They rank 66th with 10.5 assists allowed per contest, and 138th with 34.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blue Demons are 259th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per game. DePaul is 66th in the country with 78.4 points per game this year. They are 25th in the D-1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 14.6. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 56th in the nation. They are 35th in the country in rebounding with 41.1 boards per game and 64th in assists per contest with 15.6. The Blue Demons are 91st in turnovers per game with 14.8.
The Red Raiders are 52nd in the nation in offensive rating with 109.6. In terms of pace they are 80th in the country with 73.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 95th. As a team they are 64th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 257th in Division 1. Texas Tech is 251st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions.
DePaul is 126th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions. The Blue Demons have an offensive rating of 107.9, which is ranked 72nd. They are 103rd in D-1 in pace with 72.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 41st. As a unit they are 59th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 278th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Texas Tech/DePaul college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take DePaul -1
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