Baylor vs Texas Tech College Basketball Game Picks 1/7/2020
Game: Baylor Bears vs Texas Tech Red Raiders
Date: Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Location: United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, TX
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Texas Tech -2
The Baylor Bears head to United Supermarkets Arena to take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. The opening line for this game has Texas Tech as 2 point favorites.
Baylor heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-1. They currently have a point differential of 16.8 as they are averaging 75.7 points per contest while giving up 58.9 per game. Texas Tech has an overall mark of 10-3. They are averaging 76.8 points per contest and giving up 62.2, which is a point differential of 14.6.
Valuable Baylor Bears Betting Trends
The Baylor Bears are 7-5-0 against the spread this season
The Baylor Bears are 6-6-0 against the over/under this year
Important Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 6-7-0 against the spread this season
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 8-5-0 against the over/under this year
Key Baylor Bears Injuries
No key injuries to report
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
Jared Butler comes into this game averaging 17.3 points per contest while playing 29.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 92%. MaCio Teague averages 15.2 points per contest in 30.8 minutes per game. He averages 2.4 assists per game and 4.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Terrence Shannon Jr. scores 12.3 points per contest while playing 25.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.3 rebounds per contest and has 1.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Davide Moretti averages 13.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 1.4 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 94%.
Useful Team Statistics
Baylor averages 75.7 points per contest, which is 100th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 16.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 199th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 72nd in the nation. They average 39.2 boards per contest and 14.7 assists per game, which ranks them 61st and 88th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 297th with 12.1 per game. The Bears allow 58.9 points per contest, which is 11th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 96th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.5 rebounds a game which ranks 107th, and they allow 10.7 assists per game which puts them in 56th place in the country. They force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 302nd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas Tech is 74th in the nation with 76.8 points per contest this season. They are 98th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 14.6. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 156th in the NCAA. They are 80th in D-1 in rebounding with 38.6 boards per contest and 19th in assists per game with 16.9. The Red Raiders are 192nd in turnovers per contest with 13.5. The Red Raiders give up 62.2 points per game, which ranks them 45th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 52nd and 216th in those defensive statistics. They rank 94th with 11.5 dimes allowed per game and 74th with 32.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Red Raiders are 309th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 16.5 per contest this year.
The Bears have an offensive rating of 109, which is ranked 49th. They are 225th in college basketball in pace with 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 167th. As a unit they are 168th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 162nd in D-1. Baylor is 307th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions.
Texas Tech is 208th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions. The Red Raiders have an offensive rating of 106.6, which is ranked 82nd. They are 148th in D-1 in pace with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 116th. As a unit they are 60th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 215th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Baylor/Texas Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Baylor +2
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