Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Oklahoma Sooners Prediction, 12/22/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Oklahoma Sooners
Date: Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Location: Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, OK
Odds/Point Spread: Texas Tech (-1)
The Oklahoma Sooners (5-1) play the Texas Tech Red Raiders (6-2) at Lloyd Noble Center on Tuesday. Texas Tech opens this contest as 1-point favorites. The O/U opens at 136.
Texas Tech will enter this matchup with a mark of 6-2 so far this year. They are losing possession via turnover 11.5 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 16.9 fouls every game. As a unit, Texas Tech is pulling in 37.5 rebounds per game and has accounted for 115 assists for the campaign, which has them ranked 47th in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Red Raiders are connecting on 34.0% on 3-point shots (50 of 147) and 67.0% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 73.0 points per outing (175th in Division 1) on 43.0% from the field. When they are on defense, the Red Raiders are able to force 20.1 turnovers per contest and they draw 24.1 personal fouls. They relinquish 26.3% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 3rd in the country in opponents PPG (52.4). The Red Raiders are giving up a shooting percentage of 36.1% (145 of 402) and they surrender 32.3 rebounds per contest as a unit. They rank 105th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 63 surrendered on the campaign.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders took the court against the Kansas Jayhawks and took a loss by a score of 58-57 in their last contest. Texas Tech finished the game having earned a 32.3% FG percentage (20 of 62) and made 6 of 23 shots from downtown. At the charity stripe, the Red Raiders made 11 of 18 attempts for a rate of 61.1%. When it comes to pulling down boards, they earned 29 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 8 assists in this contest as well as having 5 steals and 3 blocks. In regard to defending, Texas Tech allowed the other team to go 32.3% from the floor on 20 out of 62. Kansas totaled 13 dimes and 3 steals in the matchup. In addition, the Jayhawks snagged 36 rebounds (3 offensive, 33 defensive) and added 3 blocked shots. Kansas finished 93.3% when shooting free throws by burying 14 of their 15 tries. They also converted 6 of their 18 shots from three-point range.
Terrence Shannon is someone who played a lot in the matchup. He totaled 20 points on 7 of 16 shooting. He saw the court for 33 minutes and also collected 9 rebounds. Shannon walked away from this one shooting 43.8% from the field and also dished out 2 dimes. One more player that saw the court a lot in this contest for the Red Raiders was Mac McClung. He totaled 2 boards and also accounted for 2 dimes. He shot 31.3% from the field for this game via 5-of-16 (21 points). Overall, McClung played 34 minutes.
Oklahoma has a win-loss record of 5-1 so far this year. Oklahoma has earned 512 pts so far this year (85.3 per contest) and they grab 38.7 boards per contest. The Sooners commit 13.0 fouls per contest while shooting 82.1% from the charity stripe. As an offensive unit, the Sooners are hitting on 47.9% from the floor, which ranks them 91st in college hoops. Their rate of earning assists is at 16.3 times per contest (57th in college basketball) and they cough up possession 10.5 times per game. The Sooners are ranked 199th in the country in points per game surrendered with 71.2. They are able to force 13.3 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 40.2% from the field (101st in college basketball). The Oklahoma defense allows 37.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter (62 of 164) and their opposition knocks down 80.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 11.7 assists and 35.0 rebounds every game, which is 110th and 164th in those categories.
When they last stepped on the court, the Oklahoma Sooners got the victory with a final of 84-65 when they faced the Houston Baptist Huskies. The Sooners were able to snag 26 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards totaling 37 for the game. They rejected 3 tries while recording 9 steals for the game. The Huskies committed 12 fouls for this game which got the Sooners to the free throw line for a total of 12 shots. They were able to make 11 of them for a rate of 91.7%. Concerning shooting from 3-point land, Oklahoma knocked down 5 of their 23 attempts (21.7%). When this game wrapped up, the Sooners finished the game shooting 34 for 69 from the field which had them sitting at 49.3%. The Sooners permitted the Huskies to make 24 out of 57 attempts from the field which left them with a rate of 42.1% for the matchup. They finished shooting 38.5% from 3-point land by going 10 of 26 and walked away from this one shooting 7 of 10 from the free throw line (70.0%). In relation to rebounds, Oklahoma allowed Houston Baptist to collect 25 in total (5 offensive).
Austin Reaves ended up having an impact for the Sooners in this contest. He buried 4 of 7 in the game giving him a rate of 57.1%, which had him finishing with 15 points. Reaves snagged 4 rebounds in his 20 mins and had 5 assists for the game. Someone else who was a determining factor for Oklahoma was Alondes Williams. He walked away with 10 points in his 23 minutes played by going 4 out of 7 shooting for this contest. Williams wrapped this one up going 57.1% from the field as well as earning 3 assists and 7 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Texas Tech (-1)
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