Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Providence Friars Prediction, 12/1/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Providence Friars
Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Location: Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, RI
The Texas Tech Red Raiders (6-0) are on their way to Dunkin Donuts Center on Wednesday where they will play the Providence Friars (6-1).
The Texas Tech Red Raiders faced Lamar and took home the win by a score of 89-57 in their last contest. Regarding fouls, the Red Raiders ended up with 18 while Lamar recorded 24 fouls. They knocked down 9 of their 25 attempts from beyond the perimeter. Lamar finished the game at 46.2% from the charity stripe by burying 6 of their 13 shots. On top of that, Lamar collected 18 boards (6 offensive, 12 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Lamar recorded 10 dimes and had 7 steals for the matchup. When discussing defense, Texas Tech let their opponent shoot 38.2% from the field on 21 of 55 shooting. They also doled out 18 assists in this contest in addition to forcing the opposition into 14 turnovers and having 6 steals. With respect to hauling in boards, they collected 37 with 11 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Red Raiders converted 24 of their 32 shots for a percentage of 75.0%. Texas Tech ended having earned a 54.0% field goal percentage (27 out of 50) and made 11 of their 24 three-point shots.
Kevin Obanor is one player who was a major factor for the contest. He ended up with 20 points on 6 of 10 shooting. He saw the court for 21 minutes and grabbed 7 boards. He ended up going 60.0% from the field but wasn't able to get an assist.
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Texas Tech comes into this one with a win-loss record of 6-0 so far this year. They are averaging 88.3 pts per contest (7th in the nation) while connecting on 50.9% from the field. The Red Raiders are hitting 38.5% on three-point attempts (52 of 135) and 68.1% from the free throw line. As a unit, Texas Tech is snagging 42.0 boards per contest and has 108 dimes so far this season, which ranks 62nd in the country in terms of passing the ball. They are giving up possession 12.7 times per contest and as a squad are committing 16.5 fouls per game.
Defensively, the Red Raiders have forced 19.8 turnovers per game and they draw 20.8 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 63rd in college hoops in giving up assists with 62 conceded on the year. The Red Raiders are giving up a shooting percentage of 40.6% (119 of 293) and they surrender 24.2 rebounds per contest as a squad. They give up 36.0% on three-point shots and they are ranked 21st in college basketball in points per game allowed (57.3).
In their last game, the Providence Friars took home the win by a final score of 85-71 when they faced St. Peter's. The Friars were able to collect 24 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive boards totaling 29 in the game. They turned it over 15 times, while recording 4 steals in the matchup. St. Peter's earned 23 personal fouls for the contest which got the Friars to the free throw line for a total of 31 tries. They were able to convert 29 of them for a clip of 93.5%. When it comes to shots from downtown, Providence made 6 of their 13 tries (46.2%). When the final whistle blew, the Friars ended up going 25 out of 39 from the field which gave them a rate of 64.1%. The Friars permitted St. Peter's to knock down 27 of their 59 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.8% in this matchup. They went 33.3% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 6 out of 18 and ended up shooting 11 of 15 from the free throw line (73.3%). In reference to how they attacked the glass, Providence allowed St. Peter's to pull down 18 in all (9 on the offensive side).
Noah Horchler ended up having an impact for the Friars for the matchup. He earned 25 points in his 39 minutes on the hardwood and accounted for 5 dimes for this contest. He made 9 of 10 for the game giving him a rate of 90.0%, and totaled 11 rebounds.
Providence has a record of 6-1 for the season. As an offense, the Friars are hitting on 47.7% from the floor, which is ranked 63rd in college hoops. Providence has totaled 506 points for the year (72.3 per game) and they grab 34.6 boards per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 15.0 times per game (86th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 11.6 times per game. The Friars are responsible for committing 14.7 fouls per contest and they connect on 73.3% from the charity stripe.
The Providence defense gives up 35.0% from downtown (55 of 157) and opponents are making 75.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They surrender 12.1 assists and 29.7 boards every game, which is 157th and 27th in the country. The Friars on defense are ranked 113th in D-1 in PPG given up with 64.9. They have forced 10.4 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 41.9% from the field (173rd in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Providence
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