Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Duke Blue Devils Prediction, 3/24/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Duke Blue Devils
Date: Thursday, March 24, 2022
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Texas Tech (+1)
The Texas Tech Red Raiders (27-9) are hitting the road to Chase Center on Thursday where they will compete against the Duke Blue Devils (30-6). Duke is 1-point favorites. The total is set at 137.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders faced Notre Dame and took home the win by a score of 59-53 in their last contest. When it comes to fouls, the Red Raiders ended up walking away with 16 while Notre Dame finished the game with 13 fouls. They also converted 9 of their 28 tries from distance. Notre Dame finished shooting 66.7% at the charity stripe by knocking down 10 of 15 tries. Additionally, Notre Dame had 34 rebounds (7 offensive, 27 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Notre Dame recorded 8 assists and had 3 steals for the matchup. In regard to the defense, Texas Tech allowed 32.7% from the field on 17 of 52 shooting. They also dished out 10 assists in this game while creating 11 turnovers and having 8 steals. Pertaining to grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 37 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. At the free throw line, the Red Raiders converted 13 of 17 shots for a percentage of 76.5%. Texas Tech wrapped up the game with a 35.6% FG percentage (21 out of 59) and made 4 of their 15 three-point shots.
Kevin Obanor is someone who was a factor in the game. He ended up shooting 46.2% from the field and totaled 1 assist. He saw the court for 32 mins and grabbed 15 rebounds. He recorded 15 points on 6 out of 13 shooting.
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Texas Tech enters this matchup with a mark of 27-9 on the campaign. They cough up possession 13.6 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 16.2 fouls every game. As a team, Texas Tech is pulling down 36.5 boards per game and has accounted for 494 dimes this year, which ranks 55th in college hoops in terms of passing. The Red Raiders are hitting 32.2% on 3-point shots (219 of 681) and 70.0% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 72.1 points per game (148th in Division 1) while hitting 47.2% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Red Raiders are forcing 16.0 turnovers per game and they draw 18.4 fouls. They are 164th in D-1 in giving up assists with 397 conceded so far this year. The Red Raiders defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 38.2% (735 of 1,923) and they concede 30.3 boards per game as a basketball team. They are relinquishing 31.4% from 3-point land and they are ranked 7th in Division 1 in PPG allowed (60.2).
When they last stepped on the court, the Duke Blue Devils walked away with a victory by a final of 85-76 against Michigan State. When it comes to team rebounding, Duke permitted Michigan State to collect 31 in total (12 on the offensive side). They finished 50.0% from three-point range by going 11 of 22 and ended up shooting 11 out of 12 at the free throw line (91.7%). The Blue Devils permitted Michigan State to bury 27 out of 65 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.5% for the contest. At the conclusion of this game, the Blue Devils shot 32 out of 56 from the field which gave them a rate of 57.1%. When discussing three-point attempts, Duke buried 5 of 13 tries (38.5%). They were able to knock down 16 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 76.2%. Michigan State was called for 19 fouls in this matchup which got the Blue Devils to the charity stripe for a total of 21 tries. They also coughed up the ball 10 times, while getting 5 steals for this game. The Blue Devils earned 21 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards for a total of 28 for the matchup.
Mark Williams ended up having an impact for the Blue Devils in this matchup. He totaled 15 points in his 30 mins on the court, but wasn't able to notch an assist. He buried 7 of 9 in this game for a rate of 77.8%, and totaled 8 rebounds.
Duke has a mark of 30-6 so far this season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Blue Devils are shooting 49.2% from the field, which ranks them 5th in the nation. Duke has 2,889 points for the campaign (80.3 per contest) and they grab 38.2 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 16.9 times per game (9th in college basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 10.3 times per contest. The Blue Devils have committed 13.5 fouls per contest and they go 73.4% from the free throw line.
The Blue Devils defensively are ranked 122nd in Division 1 in PPG surrendered with 67.2. They have forced 10.8 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.5% from the floor (81st in D-1). The Duke defense concedes 31.9% on 3-point shots (243 of 762) and opponents are connecting on 68.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 13.5 dimes and 33.8 boards every game, which is ranked 261st and 137th in those categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Texas Tech (+1)
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