Baylor Bears vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Prediction, 2/16/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Baylor Bears vs Texas Tech Red Raiders
Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Location: United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, TX
The Baylor Bears (21-4) are traveling to United Supermarkets Arena on Wednesday where they will try to beat the Texas Tech Red Raiders (19-6).
The Baylor Bears faced off with Texas and notched a win by a score of 80-63 in their last game. Baylor finished the contest with a 50.0% FG percentage (26 out of 52) and converted 6 of their 18 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Bears converted 22 of 27 attempts for a rate of 81.5%. When it comes to hauling in boards, they earned a total of 41 with 13 of them being offensive. They also recorded 10 assists in the game in addition to creating 10 turnovers and earning 5 steals. When it comes to defending, Baylor allowed the other team to go 32.8% from the floor on 20 out of 61 shooting. Texas doled out 14 assists and had 5 steals for the matchup. Furthermore, Texas pulled down 26 rebounds (11 offensive, 15 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Texas shot 73.9% from the free throw line by converting 17 of 23 attempts. They converted 6 of 16 attempts from 3-point land. In relation to personal fouls, the Bears walked away with 21 and Texas accumulated 20 personal fouls.
James Akinjo is one guy who was a factor in this matchup. He accounted for 15 points on 4 out of 11 shooting. He was on the court for 38 mins played and also collected 6 boards. He walked away from this one shooting 36.4% from the field and earned 7 dimes.
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Baylor comes into this one with a win-loss mark of 21-4 for the year. They are averaging 77.9 points per contest (37th in Division 1) while going 47.3% from the field. The Bears are connecting on 35.8% on shots from distance (209 of 583) and 68.8% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Baylor is pulling down 37.7 boards per game and is sitting with 413 assists for the season, which ranks 20th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 13.1 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 16.0 fouls every game.
On defense, the Bears are able to force 16.7 turnovers every game and they draw 16.0 fouls. They are currently ranked 192nd in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 309 surrendered this season. The Bears defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 42.3% (574 of 1,358) and they concede 30.8 rebounds per game as a unit. They are relinquishing 30.2% on 3-point shots and they are 24th in the country in PPG allowed (62.2).
When they last stepped on the court, the Texas Tech Red Raiders got the win with a final of 82-69 against TCU. The Red Raiders earned 24 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 29 for the matchup. They turned it over 11 times, while earning 13 steals in this matchup. TCU had 20 personal fouls for the game which took the Red Raiders to the free throw line for a total of 29 tries. They were able to bury 21 of the free throw tries for a rate of 72.4%. In regard to shots from beyond the perimeter, Texas Tech made 5 of their 9 tries (55.6%). In all, the Red Raiders shot 28 out of 52 from the floor which gave them a rate of 53.8%. The Red Raiders allowed TCU to knock down 25 out of 54 attempts from the field which had them at 46.3% in the matchup. They finished 40.7% from distance via 11 of 27 and ended up shooting 8 of 12 from the charity stripe (66.7%). When discussing how they cleaned up the glass, Texas Tech permitted TCU to pull down 24 overall (4 on the offensive glass).
Terrence Shannon was important for the Red Raiders in this game. He buried 7 of 9 for this contest for a field goal rate of 77.8%, and earned 2 rebounds. He had 20 points in his 28 mins on the court and totaled 2 assists for the contest.
Texas Tech has a win-loss record of 19-6 for the season. The Red Raiders commit 16.6 personal fouls every game and they go 69.4% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 13.8 times per game (141st in the nation) and they turn the ball over 13.4 times per contest. Texas Tech has accumulated 1,845 pts so far this season (73.8 per contest) and they grab 37.2 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Red Raiders are connecting on 47.1% from the field, which is 41st in college basketball.
The Texas Tech defense allows 31.7% on 3-point attempts (197 of 622) and their opponents are knocking down 68.1% of their free throw attempts. They have surrendered 11.1 assists and 30.8 boards per contest, which has them ranked 60th and 25th in college hoops. The Red Raiders on the defensive side of the court are 16th in the nation in points allowed per contest with 60.9. They are forcing 16.4 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 38.4% from the field (13th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Texas Tech
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