Houston Christian Huskies vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Prediction, 12/21/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Houston Christian Huskies vs Texas Tech Red Raiders
Date: Wednesday, December 21, 2022
Location: United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, TX
TV: Youtube TV
The Houston Christian Huskies (3-9) are en route to United Supermarkets Arena on Wednesday where they will try to beat the Texas Tech Red Raiders (8-2).
The Houston Christian Huskies took the court against UT Rio Grande and took a loss by a final of 100-90 in their last game. In regard to fouls, the Huskies left the arena with 26 and UT Rio Grande finished the game with 28 fouls. They converted 7 out of their 22 shots from beyond the arc. UT Rio Grande went 73.0% when shooting free throws by making 27 of their 37 tries. On top of that, UT Rio Grande collected 33 rebounds (9 offensive, 24 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. UT Rio Grande distributed 22 dimes and had 6 steals for the contest. In terms of defense, Houston Christian allowed the other team to shoot 55.0% from the field on 33 out of 60 shooting. They also distributed 21 dimes for the contest while creating 12 turnovers and earning 8 steals. With regard to rebounding, they collected 27 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. From the free throw line, the Huskies made 26 of their 35 tries for a rate of 74.3%. Houston Christian ended the contest having earned a 46.8% field goal percentage (29 out of 62) and knocked down 6 out of their 19 3-point attempts.
Darius Lee is one guy who was a major factor for the game. He accounted for 18 points on 4 out of 12 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 33 mins and pulled down 6 boards. He finished the game at 33.3% from the floor and also distributed 4 dimes.
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Houston Christian heads into this matchup with a mark of 3-9 for the campaign. They currently have an average of 80.2 pts per game (49th in D-1) while going 48.0% from the field. The Huskies are shooting 36.9% on 3-pointers (101 of 274) and 67.5% from the charity stripe. As a team, Houston Christian is collecting 35.3 boards per game and has tallied 197 assists this season, which has them ranked 26th in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. They turn the ball over 15.9 times per contest and as a unit are committing 16.9 personal fouls every game.
Defensively, the Huskies are forcing their opponents into 14.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 15.6 personal fouls. They are ranked 332nd in college basketball in giving up assists with 184 conceded so far this season. The Huskies defense is allowing a FG percentage of 50.5% (373 of 738) and they relinquish 33.8 boards per game as a unit. They are giving up 32.3% on shots from distance and they are 359th in the country in points per game allowed (82.8).
In their last game, the Texas Tech Red Raiders took home the win by a final score of 102-52 when they faced Jackson State. Regarding how they cleaned up the glass, Texas Tech allowed Jackson State to collect 25 in total (6 on the offensive glass). They finished 33.3% from 3-point land by going 7 out of 21 and walked away from this one shooting 9 of 13 at the charity stripe (69.2%). The Red Raiders permitted Jackson State to bury 18 of 49 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 36.7% for this contest. In all, the Red Raiders shot 36 out of 65 from the floor which had them at 55.4%. In regard to three-point shots, Texas Tech made 13 out of their 28 attempts (46.4%). They were able to knock down 17 of those for a clip of 73.9%. Jackson State had 19 personal fouls in the game which took the Red Raiders to the free throw line for 23 shots. They also gave up possession of the ball 5 times, while getting 19 steals in this matchup. The Red Raiders collected 20 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 28 in this contest.
D'maurian Williams ended up having an impact for the Red Raiders for the matchup. He racked up 17 points in his 16 mins on the court and had 2 dimes in this game. He knocked down 5 of 7 in this matchup giving him a rate of 71.4%, and earned 1 rebound.
Texas Tech has a win-loss mark of 8-2 for the campaign. The Red Raiders are committing 14.2 fouls per contest and they shoot 73.3% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 14.0 times per game (163rd in the country) and they are turning it over 14.1 times per contest. Texas Tech has scored 759 points for the campaign (75.9 per contest) and they grab 35.4 boards per contest. On the offensive side of the court, the Red Raiders are hitting on 48.3% from the floor, which is 46th in D-1.
The Red Raiders on defense are ranked 29th in college basketball in PPG allowed with 61.0. They are forcing 17.2 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 39.9% from the floor (59th in college hoops). The Texas Tech defense allows 31.6% on 3-point attempts (74 of 234) and opponents are converting on 73.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 10.9 assists and 29.5 boards per game, which has them ranked 70th and 12th in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Houston Christian
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