Nicholls State Colonels vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Prediction, 12/7/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Nicholls Colonels vs Texas Tech Red Raiders
Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Location: United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, TX
TV: Hulu Live TV
The Texas Tech Red Raiders (5-2) are welcoming the Nicholls Colonels (3-4) at United Supermarkets Arena on Wednesday.
The Nicholls Colonels stepped onto the hardwood against Champion Christian and took home the win by a score of 115-50 in their last game. When discussing personal fouls, the Colonels finished with 11 and Champion Christian accounted for 17 personal fouls. They buried 4 out of their 31 shots from distance. Champion Christian went 36.4% at the free throw line by knocking down 4 of their 11 attempts. In addition, Champion Christian had 19 boards (4 offensive, 15 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Champion Christian distributed 12 dimes and had 8 steals for the matchup. In regard to defending, Nicholls State allowed the other team to shoot 32.8% from the field on 21 out of 64 shooting. They also recorded 18 assists in this game while forcing 19 turnovers and having 11 steals. In relation to grabbing boards, they earned 54 with 12 of them being offensive. At the free throw line, the Colonels made 15 of their 19 tries for a rate of 78.9%. Nicholls State ended the game having earned a 61.3% FG percentage (46 of 75) and made 8 out of their 20 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Mekhi Collins is a player who came through in this matchup. He shot 100.0% from the floor and also totaled 1 assist. He was on the hardwood for 21 minutes played and also snagged 5 rebounds. He accounted for 19 points on 7 out of 7 shooting.
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Nicholls State heads into this matchup with a record of 3-4 for the year. They turn it over 14.7 times per contest and as a team are committing 22.0 fouls per contest. As a team, Nicholls State is collecting 33.4 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 104 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 254th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. The Colonels are shooting 33.5% on 3-point shots (55 of 164) and 66.9% from the free throw line. They average 79.4 pts per contest (68th in Division 1) on 45.8% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Colonels are forcing 20.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 17.1 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 239th in college hoops in allowing assists with 113 relinquished so far this year. The Colonels defense is allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 45.1% (185 of 410) and they concede 40.0 boards per contest as a team. They are relinquishing 28.0% on 3-pointers and they rank 333rd in college basketball in points per game allowed (76.9).
The last time they took the court, the Texas Tech Red Raiders went home victorious with a score of 79-65 when they faced Georgetown. Regarding rebounding, Texas Tech allowed Georgetown to grab 22 in total (6 on the offensive glass). They finished the game shooting 34.6% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 9 out of 26 and finished the game at 6 out of 9 at the free throw line (66.7%). The Red Raiders allowed Georgetown to convert 25 out of 56 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 44.6% for the game. Overall, the Red Raiders finished shooting 29 out of 57 from the field which gave them a percentage of 50.9%. Pertaining to 3-pointers, Texas Tech buried 8 of 19 attempts (42.1%). They were able to make 13 of those for a percentage of 81.3%. Georgetown committed 17 fouls in this matchup which got the Red Raiders to the free throw line for 16 tries. They turned the ball over 17 times, while recording 13 steals in the matchup. The Red Raiders were able to pull down 27 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 35 for the matchup.
Jaylon Tyson ended up having an impact for the Red Raiders for the matchup. He buried 7 of 10 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 70.0%, and earned 9 rebounds. He racked up 18 points in his 30 minutes on the court and totaled 2 assists for this contest.
Texas Tech has a win-loss record of 5-2 for the campaign. The Red Raiders are committing 14.6 personal fouls every game while shooting 74.6% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 14.1 times per game (143rd in the country) and they turn it over 15.1 times per contest. Texas Tech has tallied 502 points for the season (71.7 per contest) and they average 36.3 boards per contest. As an offense, the Red Raiders are hitting on 47.9% from the floor, which is 64th in college hoops.
The Texas Tech defense surrenders 30.2% from downtown (49 of 162) and their opponents are making 73.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They have given up 10.1 dimes and 29.9 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 47th and 15th in D-1. The Red Raiders defensively are ranked 26th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 59.6. They are forcing 15.3 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 38.9% from the floor (45th in college basketball).
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Texas Tech
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