Northwestern State Demons vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Prediction, 11/7/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Northwestern State Demons vs Texas Tech Red Raiders
Date: Monday, November 7, 2022
Location: United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, TX
United Supermarkets Arena is where the Texas Tech Red Raiders (27-10 last year) will attempt to beat the Northwestern State Demons (9-23 last season) on Monday.
The Northwestern State Demons played McNeese State and took a loss by a final of 80-67 in their last contest of last year. Northwestern State finished the contest having earned a 44.3% field goal percentage (27 of 61) and knocked down 5 of their 17 three-point attempts. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Demons buried 8 of 15 attempts for a rate of 53.3%. In relation to rebounding, they collected a total of 27 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 11 assists for this contest as well as forcing 15 turnovers and having 7 steals. In relation to defense, Northwestern State allowed 50.0% from the floor on 29 out of 58 shooting. McNeese State distributed 13 assists and had 5 steals in this contest. In addition, McNeese State pulled down 38 rebounds (11 offensive, 27 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. McNeese State shot 83.3% at the free throw line by making 15 of their 18 tries. They also converted 7 of their 19 shots from beyond the perimeter. In the matter of fouls, the Demons left the arena with 14 and McNeese State totaled 16 fouls.
Carvell Teasett is someone who was a major factor for the matchup. He walked away from this one shooting 41.2% from the floor and also recorded 5 dimes. He was on the court for 35 mins and also pulled down 2 rebounds. He racked up 20 points on 7 of 17 shooting.
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Northwestern State heads into this one after finishing with a win-loss mark of 9-23 last season. They turned it over 13.9 times per game and as a basketball team committed 16.9 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Northwestern State snagged 35.8 boards per contest and tallied 481 dimes last season, which was 73rd in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Demons hit on 34.2% on 3-point shots (233 of 681) and 69.4% from the free throw line. They averaged 73.8 points per contest (103rd in college basketball) while going 44.5% from the field.
When they were on the defensive end, the Demons forced 12.6 turnovers per contest and they drew 15.8 fouls. They were ranked 318th in the nation in giving up assists to their opponents with 468 relinquished last season. The Demons defense gave up an opponent shooting percentage of 46.3% (930 of 2,010) and they relinquished 38.0 boards per contest as a squad. They surrendered 34.3% on 3-point shots and they were 354th in D-1 in points per game allowed (80.4).
When they last played last year, the Texas Tech Red Raiders took a loss by a final score of 78-73 when they faced Duke. In regard to rebounding, Texas Tech permitted Duke to grab 28 in total (4 on the offensive side). They finished the game shooting 36.8% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 7 out of 19 and walked away from this one shooting 15 out of 17 from the free throw line (88.2%). The Red Raiders allowed Duke to convert 28 of their 54 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 51.9% in this matchup. When the game finished, the Red Raiders finished 31 out of 66 from the field which had them sitting at 47.0%. When talking about shooting from 3-point land, Texas Tech made 6 out of their 19 tries (31.6%). They were able to make 5 of the free throw tries for a rate of 55.6%. Duke had 12 fouls in the matchup which got the Red Raiders to the free throw line for a total of 9 tries. They also turned the ball over 8 times, while earning 4 steals for this contest. The Red Raiders corralled 20 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 29 in the matchup.
Bryson Williams ended up being a factor for the Red Raiders in the matchup. He made 8 of 16 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and accumulated 5 rebounds. He accumulated 21 points in his 34 minutes of playing time and totaled 2 dimes in this matchup.
Texas Tech had a record of 27-10 last year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Red Raiders hit 47.2% from the field, which was ranked 34th in college basketball. Texas Tech earned 2,667 pts throughout last season (72.1 per game) and they averaged 36.4 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates was at 13.7 times per game (128th in the country) and they lost possession via turnover 13.5 times per contest. The Red Raiders were responsible for committing 16.2 fouls every game while shooting 69.8% from the charity stripe.
The Red Raiders on the defensive side of the court were 11th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 60.6. They forced their opponents into 15.8 turnovers per game and allowed teams to shoot 38.6% from the floor (9th in D-1). The Texas Tech defense surrendered 31.5% on shots from 3-point land (283 of 898) and opponents converted on 69.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquished 11.1 assists and 30.3 rebounds every game, which had them ranked 55th and 13th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Northwestern State
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