Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Baylor Bears Prediction, 1/11/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Baylor Bears
Date: Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Location: Ferrell Center in Waco, TX
The Texas Tech Red Raiders (11-3) are en route to Ferrell Center on Tuesday where they will play the Baylor Bears (15-0).
The Texas Tech Red Raiders faced Kansas and notched a win by a score of 75-67 in their last contest. When it comes to fouls, the Red Raiders ended up walking away with 17 and Kansas totaled 22 fouls. They also made 10 out of their 26 shots from downtown. Kansas finished shooting 83.3% from the charity stripe by converting 15 of 18 tries. In addition, Kansas snagged 22 boards (5 offensive, 17 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Kansas distributed 12 dimes and had 5 steals for the matchup. In terms of defense, Texas Tech allowed 44.7% from the floor on 21 out of 47 shooting. They also doled out 18 assists in this contest as well as forcing 17 turnovers and getting 10 steals. With regard to rebounding, they collected 31 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. From the charity stripe, the Red Raiders converted 15 of their 22 tries for a rate of 68.2%. Texas Tech walked away from the game with a 50.9% FG percentage (28 of 55) and knocked down 4 of their 16 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Bryson Williams is a guy who came through in the matchup. He ended up going 69.2% from the floor and also recorded 3 assists. He played for 31 mins and snagged 8 boards. He left the arena with 22 points on 9 of 13 shooting.
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Texas Tech will enter this game with a mark of 11-3 this year. They are giving up possession 13.9 times per game and as a group they commit 16.8 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Texas Tech is pulling down 39.7 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 212 dimes so far this season, which ranks 114th in the country in terms of passing the rock. The Red Raiders are hitting 33.4% on three-point shots (100 of 299) and 66.0% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 75.7 pts per game (106th in Division 1) while going 47.6% from the floor.
Defensively, the Red Raiders are able to force 16.9 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.4 fouls. They give up 31.4% on 3-point shots and they are 12th in college basketball in points per game allowed (58.3). The Red Raiders are giving up a field goal percentage of 37.6% (272 of 724) and they concede 28.4 boards per game as a team. They are ranked 86th in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 153 surrendered on the year.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Baylor Bears went home victorious with a score of 76-64 against TCU. Regarding rebounds, Baylor allowed TCU to snag 28 in total (10 offensive). They wrapped up this game 35.0% from three-point range by shooting 7 out of 20 and finished the game at 7 of 10 at the free throw line (70.0%). The Bears allowed TCU to convert 25 of 56 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.6% in this game. When the final whistle was blown, the Bears went 30 for 57 from the floor which had them at 52.6%. In terms of 3-pointers, Baylor converted 13 out of 27 tries (48.1%). They were able to make 3 of the free throws for a rate of 42.9%. TCU earned 11 fouls in this game which took the Bears to the free throw line for a total of 7 shots. They turned the ball over 12 times, while earning 10 steals in this contest. The Bears were able to collect 19 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards for a total of 27 in this game.
James Akinjo ended up being a major contributor for the Bears for this contest. He buried 9 of 15 for this contest for a rate of 60.0%, and had 4 rebounds. He totaled 20 points in his 37 minutes on the court and had 8 assists in this contest.
Baylor has a mark of 15-0 this season. When it comes to offensive execution, the Bears are connecting on 49.5% from the field, which is ranked 13th in college basketball. Baylor has totaled 1,242 pts so far this season (82.8 per game) and they snag 39.1 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 18.4 times per game (10th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 12.8 times per game. The Bears are responsible for committing 15.5 personal fouls every game and they connect on 66.7% from the free throw line.
The Baylor defense allows 29.8% from downtown (87 of 292) and opponents are connecting on 70.4% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 12.0 dimes and 29.8 total rebounds per game, which is 142nd and 14th in those categories. The Bears on defense are ranked 19th in college hoops in PPG given up with 59.5. They are able to force 18.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 40.8% from the field (92nd in D-1).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Baylor and under the total points
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