Oklahoma State vs Texas Tech NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/4/2020
Game: Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Texas Tech Red Raiders
Date: Saturday, January 4, 2020
Location: United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, TX
TV: ESPN2, ESPNU
Odds/Point Spread: Texas Tech -3
The Oklahoma State Cowboys travel to United Supermarkets Arena to play the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Saturday, January 4, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Texas Tech as 3 point favorites.
Oklahoma State heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-3. They currently have a point differential of 10.2 as they are averaging 72.0 points per contest while giving up 61.8 per game. Texas Tech has an overall mark of 9-3. They are averaging 76.2 points per contest and giving up 63.3, which is a point differential of 12.9.
Valuable Oklahoma State Cowboys Betting Trends
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 6-6-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 5-7-0 against the over/under
Important Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 5-7-0 against the spread
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 7-5-0 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma State Cowboys 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
Yor Anei comes into this contest averaging 11.1 points per game while playing 21.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 75%. Lindy Waters averages 12.9 points per game in 29.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Terrence Shannon Jr. averages 12.3 points per game while playing 26.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Davide Moretti averages 13.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.5 rebounds per contest and 2.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 96%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma State averages 72.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 180th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 10.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 220th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 273rd in the nation. They average 38.4 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per game, which ranks them 90th and 251st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 205th with 13.3 per game. The Cowboys allow 61.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 39th in the country. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.6 rebounds a game which ranks 245th and they give up 12.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 156th place in Division 1. They force 16.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 286th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas Tech is 92nd in the country with 76.2 points per game this year. They are 129th in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 12.9. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 165th in the nation. They are 86th in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.6 boards per game, and 39th in assists per contest with 16.1. The Red Raiders are 164th in turnovers per game with 13.8. The Red Raiders surrender 63.3 points per contest, which ranks them 61st in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 86th and 222nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 129th with 11.9 assists allowed per contest and 85th with 33.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Red Raiders are 309th in country in forcing turnovers with 16.8 per game.
The Cowboys have an offensive rating of 101.2, which is ranked 191st. They are 137th in college basketball in pace with 71.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 241st. As a unit they are 190th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 198th in D-1. Oklahoma State is 216th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions.
Texas Tech is 172nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions. The Red Raiders have an offensive rating of 104.9, which is ranked 114th. They are 136th in D-1 in pace with 71.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 151st. As a unit they are 96th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 231st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Oklahoma State/Texas Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Texas Tech -3
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