Southern Miss vs Texas Tech Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 12/16/2019
Game: Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Texas Tech Red Raiders
Date: Monday, December 16, 2019
Location: United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Texas Tech -21.5
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles head to United Supermarkets Arena to take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Monday, December 16, 2019. The opening line for this game has Texas Tech as 21.5 point favorites.
Southern Miss comes into this game with an overall record of 3-8. They currently have a point differential of -6.3 as they are averaging 67.3 points per game while giving up 73.5 per contest. Texas Tech has an overall mark of 6-3. They are averaging 78.0 points per contest and giving up 64.2, which is a point differential of 13.8.
Valuable Southern Miss Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 3-5-1 against the spread this season
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 4-4-1 against the over/under this year
Important Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 5-4-0 against the spread this season
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 5-4-0 against the over/under this year
Key Southern Miss Golden Eagles Injuries
12/14/19 F Boban Jacdonmi Foot is questionable
Key Texas Tech Red Raiders Injuries
12/11/19 G Jahmi'us Ramsey Hamstring is questionable
11/07/19 F Joel Ntambwe Eligibility is out for season
11/05/19 F Tyreek Smith Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Boban Jacdonmi comes into this game averaging 12.4 points per contest while playing 22.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 72%. Gabe Watson averages 11.9 points per contest in 31.4 minutes per game. He averages 2.5 assists per game and 4.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Jahmi'us Ramsey scores 17.3 points per contest while playing 27.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.8 rebounds per contest and has 1.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 65%. Davide Moretti averages 14.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 1.3 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 97%.
Useful Team Statistics
Southern Miss averages 67.3 points per contest, which is 277th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -6.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 136th. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 261st in the nation. They average 34.7 boards per contest and 14.8 assists per game, which ranks them 244th and 87th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 103rd with 14.5 per game. The Golden Eagles allow 73.5 points per contest, which is 276th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 310th and 314th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.3 rebounds a game which ranks 69th, and they allow 13.7 assists per game which puts them in 261st place in the country. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 185th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas Tech is 67th in the nation with 78.0 points per contest this season. They are 117th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 13.8. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 148th in the NCAA. They are 40th in D-1 in rebounding with 40.3 boards per contest and 22nd in assists per game with 16.8. The Red Raiders are 126th in turnovers per contest with 14.3. The Red Raiders give up 64.2 points per game, which ranks them 86th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 77th and 203rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 142nd with 11.9 dimes allowed per game and 86th with 32.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Red Raiders are 302nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 16.8 per contest this year.
The Golden Eagles have an offensive rating of 96.7, which is ranked 268th. They are 218th in college basketball in pace with 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 210th. As a unit they are 260th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 335th in D-1. Southern Miss is 92nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.1 times per 100 possessions.
Texas Tech is 167th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions. The Red Raiders have an offensive rating of 105.1, which is ranked 111th. They are 106th in D-1 in pace with 72.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 143rd. As a unit they are 94th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 233rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Southern Miss/Texas Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Southern Miss +21.5
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