Grambling Tigers vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Prediction, 12/6/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Grambling Tigers vs Texas Tech Red Raiders
Date: Sunday, December 6, 2020
Location: United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Grambling (+31.5)
United Supermarkets Arena is the venue where and the Texas Tech Red Raiders (3-1) will play the Grambling Tigers (1-2) on Sunday. Grambling opens this contest as 31.5-point underdogs. The O/U has been set at 131.5.
Grambling heads into this matchup with a win-loss record of 1-2 for the year. The Tigers are shooting 17.4% on three-point attempts (8 of 46) and 63.6% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 58.7 points per game (268th in the nation) while hitting 36.2% from the field. They are turning it over 12.7 times per contest and as a squad they commit 18.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Grambling is grabbing 37.0 boards per game and has totaled 33 dimes so far this season, which is 173rd in the country in terms of passing. On defense, the Tigers are forcing 14.0 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 20.0 personal fouls. They are giving up 28.8% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 115th in college basketball in opponents points per game (67.3). The Tigers defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 37.2% (67 of 180) and they concede 44.0 boards per contest as a basketball team. They rank 208th in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 46 surrendered for the season.
The Grambling Tigers faced off with the East Texas Baptist Tigers and took home the win by a score of 68-59 in their last game. Grambling ended the game with a 39.7% FG percentage (23 out of 58) and converted 4 of 14 3-pointers. At the free throw line, the Tigers converted 18 of 28 shots for a rate of 64.3%. In reference to grabbing boards, they earned 44 with 9 of them being offensive. They also doled out 17 assists for the matchup while getting 7 steals and 3 blocks. In the matter of defense, Grambling allowed 39.7% from the floor on 23 out of 58. East Texas Baptist dished out 17 assists and 7 steals for the game. Additionally, the Tigers snagged 38 rebounds (11 offensive, 27 defensive) and had 3 rejections. East Texas Baptist ended up going 52.4% at the free throw line by burying 11 of their 21 attempts. They also buried 8 of 27 tries from three-point range.
Prince Moss is one guy who was a major contributor for the game. He ended up with 11 points on 3 out of 12 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 24 minutes and totaled 6 rebounds. Moss went 25.0% from the field and earned 2 assists. Someone else that saw a lot of time on the hardwood in this matchup for the Tigers was Cameron Christon. He pulled down 8 boards and collected 2 assists. He walked away from this one shooting 35.7% from the field for the contest by hitting 5-of-14 (14 points). When the final whistle was blown, Christon played for 30 min.
Texas Tech has a mark of 3-1 for the season. The Red Raiders are responsible for committing 19.0 personal fouls every game while shooting 66.0% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 16.3 times per game (79th in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 13.3 times per contest. Texas Tech has tallied 318 points so far this season (79.5 per game) and they average 37.3 boards per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Red Raiders are hitting on 50.2% from the floor, which ranks them 104th in college basketball. The Red Raiders defensively are ranked 14th in college hoops in PPG surrendered with 55.0. They have given up 7.5 dimes and 32.3 boards per game, which is 19th and 66th in the nation. The Texas Tech defense gives up 22.4% on three-point shots (19 of 85) and their opposition makes 64.5% of their free throw shots. They are able to force 18.3 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 33.8% from the floor (17th in college hoops).
For their last game, the Texas Tech Red Raiders got the victory with a final of 80-46 against the Troy Trojans. The Red Raiders collected 21 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards for a total of 29 for the game. They also blocked 8 shots while recording 8 steals for this game. The Trojans earned 22 fouls in this game which got the Red Raiders to the charity stripe for a total of 22 shots. They were able to convert 13 of the free throws for a percentage of 59.1%. In the matter of shots from distance, Texas Tech buried 11 of their 19 attempts (57.9%). When the final whistle was blown, the Red Raiders shot 28 for 51 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 54.9%. The Red Raiders allowed the Trojans to convert 18 of 53 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 34.0% in the matchup. They wrapped up this game 10.0% from 3-point land by shooting 2 of 20 and finished the contest at 8 out of 14 at the free throw line (57.1%). When discussing cleaning up the glass, Texas Tech allowed Troy to collect 31 in all (13 on the offensive side).
Kyler Edwards played big minutes for the Red Raiders for the contest. He buried 4 of 6 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 66.7%, which had him sitting at 14 points. Edwards grabbed 2 boards in his 25 minutes and had 4 dimes for the game. Another guy that ended being a contributor for Texas Tech was Mac McClung. He totaled 20 points in his 24 minutes on the court by going 8 out of 13 shooting in the matchup. McClung walked away from this one going 61.5% from the field and also earning 5 assists and 2 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Grambling (+31.5)
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