Kentucky vs Texas Tech predictions 1/25/20 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: Kentucky Wildcats vs Texas Tech Red Raiders
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020
Location: United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Texas Tech -5.5
The Kentucky Wildcats head to United Supermarkets Arena to take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Saturday, January 25, 2020. The opening line for this game has Texas Tech as 5.5 point favorites.
Kentucky comes into this game with an overall record of 14-4. They currently have a point differential of 11.0 as they are averaging 75.7 points per game while giving up 64.7 per contest. Texas Tech has an overall record of 12-6. They are averaging 72.7 points per game and surrendering 61.8, good for a point differential of 10.9.
Valuable Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 8-10-0 against the spread this season
The Kentucky Wildcats are 10-8-0 against the over/under this year
Important Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 8-10-0 against the spread this season
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 9-9-0 against the over/under this year
Key Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
01/24/20 G Dontaie Allen Knee is out indefinitely
01/10/20 F Ben Jordan Head is out indefinitely
Key Texas Tech Red Raiders Injuries
11/07/19 F Joel Ntambwe Eligibility is out for season
11/05/19 F Tyreek Smith Foot is out indefinitely
Nick Richards comes into this game averaging 13.7 points per contest while playing 28.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is 73%. Ashton Hagans averages 13.6 points per contest in 33.3 minutes per game. He averages 7.3 assists per game and 4.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Kyler Edwards scores 11.8 points per contest while playing 32.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.5 rebounds per contest and has 3.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Davide Moretti averages 13.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 1.3 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
Kentucky averages 75.7 points per contest, which is 79th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 11.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 53rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 267th in the nation. They average 38.6 boards per contest and 14.7 assists per game, which ranks them 68th and 73rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 235th with 12.8 per game. The Wildcats allow 64.7 points per contest, which is 72nd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 32nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.2 rebounds a game which ranks 54th, and they allow 11.0 assists per game which puts them in 64th place in the country. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 97th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas Tech is 142nd in the nation with 72.7 points per contest this season. They are 144th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 10.9. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 198th in the NCAA. They are 194th in D-1 in rebounding with 35.4 boards per contest and 20th in assists per game with 16.3. The Red Raiders are 129th in turnovers per contest with 13.9. The Red Raiders give up 61.8 points per game, which ranks them 30th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 60th and 125th in those defensive statistics. They rank 46th with 10.6 dimes allowed per game and 98th with 33.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Red Raiders are 333rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 17.4 per contest this year.
The Wildcats are 69th in the nation in offensive rating with 107.1. In terms of pace they are 161st in the country with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 147th. As a team they are 75th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 344th in Division 1. Kentucky is 244th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions.
Texas Tech is 126th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions. The Red Raiders have an offensive rating of 102.8, which is ranked 147th. They are 186th in D-1 in pace with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 164th. As a unit they are 115th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 200th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Kentucky/Texas Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Kentucky +5.5
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