Troy Trojans vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Prediction, 12/4/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Troy Trojans vs Texas Tech Red Raiders
Date: Friday, December 4, 2020
Location: United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Troy (+26)
United Supermarkets Arena is the site where and the Texas Tech Red Raiders (2-1) will play the Troy Trojans (1-1) on Friday. Texas Tech opens this game as 26-point favorites. The total is set at 140.
Troy enters this contest with a mark of 1-1 for the season. The Trojans are connecting on 34.2% on 3-pointers (13 of 38) and 58.1% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 58.0 points per contest (266th in the country) while going 33.9% from the floor. They turn it over 12.0 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 16.5 fouls per contest. As a team, Troy is pulling down 37.5 boards per contest and has 19 assists so far this year, which is 231st in college basketball in terms of passing the rock. On defense, the Trojans are forcing 10.5 turnovers every game and they draw 19.0 personal fouls. They surrender 40.8% on three-point shots and they are 122nd in college hoops in PPG allowed (68.5). The Trojans defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 41.0% (48 of 117) and they relinquish 36.5 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 71st in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 21 surrendered on the season.
The Troy Trojans played the UNC Wilmington Seahawks and took a loss by a score of 73-50 in their last contest. Troy finished having earned a 29.6% FG percentage (16 of 54) and buried 5 out of their 18 shots from beyond the arc. From the free throw line, the Trojans converted 13 of 19 tries for a percentage of 68.4%. With regard to rebounding, they earned 35 with 14 of them being offensive. They also doled out 6 assists in the matchup in addition to earning 2 steals and 2 rejections. Pertaining to the defense, Troy allowed the other team to go 29.6% from the floor on 16 out of 54. UNC Wilmington recorded 12 dimes and 4 steals in the matchup. Moreover, the Seahawks grabbed 33 rebounds (7 offensive, 26 defensive) and added 2 rejections. UNC Wilmington finished 70.0% at the charity stripe by making 7 of 10 attempts. They converted 12 of their 23 shots from distance.
Zay Williams is one guy who saw a lot of minutes in this game. He finished with 8 points on 4 out of 9 shooting. He played for 34 mins played and also pulled down 9 rebounds. Williams finished shooting 44.4% from the field and also totaled 2 assists. Someone else that was a determining factor in this game for the Trojans was Kam Woods. He grabbed 4 boards and also collected 2 dimes. He finished the game shooting 20.0% from the floor for the game by connecting on 2-of-10 (8 points). When all was said and done, Woods was on the court for 25 minutes.
Texas Tech has a mark of 2-1 on the season. Texas Tech has totaled 238 points on the campaign (79.3 per game) and they average 39.3 rebounds per contest. The Red Raiders commit 18.3 personal fouls per game and they connect on 67.9% from the charity stripe. On the offensive side of the ball, the Red Raiders are shooting 48.8% from the floor, which is ranked 138th in college basketball. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 15.0 times per game (105th in the nation) and they turn it over 13.3 times per game. The Red Raiders on defense are ranked 36th in Division 1 in points given up per game with 58.0. The Texas Tech defense concedes 26.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter (17 of 65) and opponents are connecting on 66.1% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 7.3 assists and 32.0 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 19th and 65th in those categories. They are able to force 17.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 33.7% from the floor (22nd in the country).
In their last game, the Texas Tech Red Raiders took a defeat with a final score of 64-53 against the Houston Cougars. The Red Raiders recorded 20 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 28 in this contest. They blocked 3 shots while getting 3 steals in the game. The Cougars committed 24 personal fouls in this game which took the Red Raiders to the free throw line for a total of 24 shots. They were able to knock down 13 of the free throw tries for a clip of 54.2%. In regard to shooting from downtown, Texas Tech converted 4 of 18 tries (22.2%). When this game wrapped up, the Red Raiders ended up going 18 for 46 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 39.1%. The Red Raiders permitted the Cougars to convert 20 out of their 57 tries from the floor which had them shooting 35.1% in this matchup. They went 33.3% from 3-point land by shooting 8 of 24 and ended up going 16 out of 21 from the free throw line (76.2%). In regard to cleaning up the glass, Texas Tech allowed Houston to get 35 overall (13 offensive).
Mac McClung ended up playing a lot for the Red Raiders for the matchup. He knocked down 3 of 11 for the game giving him a rate of 27.3%, which got him 16 points. McClung snagged 3 rebounds in his 37 minutes and accumulated 2 assists in this contest. An additional guy who was a determining factor for Texas Tech was Micah Peavy. He totaled 12 points in 28 minutes played by way of 6 out of 8 from the floor for the matchup. Peavy ended the game having shot 75.0% from the field while also earning 2 assists and 4 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Troy (+26)
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