Kansas State vs Texas Tech Predictions, Free College Basketball Picks, Tips 2/19/2020
Game: Kansas State Wildcats vs Texas Tech Red Raiders
Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Location: United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, TX
TV: ESPN2, ESPNU
Odds/Point Spread: Texas Tech -12
The Kansas State Wildcats head to United Supermarkets Arena to take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. The opening line for this game has Texas Tech as 12 point favorites.
Kansas State comes into this game with an overall record of 9-16. They currently have a point differential of 0.1 as they are averaging 64.6 points per game while giving up 64.5 per contest. Texas Tech has an overall record of 16-9. They are averaging 73.4 points per game and surrendering 63.2, good for a point differential of 10.2.
Valuable Kansas State Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kansas State Wildcats are 10-15-0 against the spread this season
The Kansas State Wildcats are 15-9-1 against the over/under this year
Important Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 12-13-0 against the spread this season
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 14-11-0 against the over/under this year
Key Kansas State Wildcats Injuries
02/06/20 F James Love III Foot is out for season
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
Xavier Sneed comes into this game averaging 14.2 points per contest while playing 32.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 66%. Cartier Diarra averages 13.1 points per contest in 31.0 minutes per game. He averages 4.5 assists per game and 4.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Jahmi'us Ramsey scores 15.8 points per contest while playing 31.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.0 rebounds per contest and has 1.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 63%. Davide Moretti averages 13.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 1.6 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas State averages 64.6 points per contest, which is 322nd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 0.1 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a unit, which has them ranked 293rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 245th in the nation. They average 33.3 boards per contest and 12.9 assists per game, which ranks them 284th and 197th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 93rd with 14.1 per game. The Wildcats allow 64.5 points per contest, which is 55th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 154th and 164th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 193rd, and they allow 11.6 assists per game which puts them in 99th place in the country. They force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 327th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas Tech is 116th in the nation with 73.4 points per contest this season. They are 82nd in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 10.2. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 49th in the NCAA. They are 258th in D-1 in rebounding with 34.0 boards per contest and 21st in assists per game with 15.7. The Red Raiders are 141st in turnovers per contest with 13.6. The Red Raiders give up 63.2 points per game, which ranks them 33rd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 47th and 68th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 9.9 dimes allowed per game and 83rd with 33.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Red Raiders are 330th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 16.5 per contest this year.
The Wildcats are 305th in the nation in offensive rating with 95.3. In terms of pace they are 271st in the country with 67.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 281st. As a team they are 298th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 112th in Division 1. Kansas State is 58th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.1 times per 100 possessions.
Texas Tech is 119th 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 104.7, which is ranked 109th. They are 199th in D-1 in pace with 69.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 79th. As a unit they are 51st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 204th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Kansas State/Texas Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Kansas State +12
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