Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Richmond Spiders - 12/29/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Richmond Spiders (8-3) at Texas Tech Red Raiders (9-1)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 9:00 pm (United Supermarkets Arena)
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The Richmond Spiders will travel to play the Texas Tech Red Raiders in a non-conference game on Tuesday.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 9-1 and are coming off of a win against Arkansas-Little Rock by a score of 65-53. Texas Tech had a large rebounding advantage in this game and was able to pull away in the second half. Zach Smith had 12 points and 12 rebounds for Texas Tech. Toddrick Gotcher added 12 points and 4 rebounds for the Red Raiders. Texas Tech out rebounded their opponent by a total of 39-23 and had 10 assists in their victory. Texas Tech is averaging 75.4 points per game while giving up 63.9 points per game. Texas Tech is also averaging 37.7 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per game. Devaugntah Williams is averaging 14.2 points per game and 4.2 rebounds per game, while Toddrick Gotcher is averaging 11.4 points per game and 4.7 rebounds per game for Texas Tech. Texas Tech is shooting 71.6% on free throws, 31.1% on three-pointers, and 45.6% on all field goal attempts.
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The Richmond Spiders are 8-3 and are coming off of a win against Presbyterian by a score of 74-44. Richmond scored 40 points in the second half and blew out their opponent in this game. Terry Allen had 19 points and 10 rebounds for Richmond. Trey Davis added 12 points and 7 rebounds for the Spiders. Richmond out rebounded their opponent by a total of 35-32 and had 16 assists in their victory. Richmond is averaging 80.2 points per game while giving up 71.1 points per game. Richmond is also averaging 34.5 rebounds per game and 17.5 assists per game. Terry Allen is averaging 20.5 points per game and 8.6 rebounds per game, while T.J. Cline is averaging 15.5 points per game and 3.5 assists per game for Richmond. Richmond is shooting 65.6% on free throws, 38.7% on three-pointers, and 49.4% on all field goal attempts.
Richmond is 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 road games. Richmond is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against the Big 12. The over is 8-3 in Richmond’s last 11 games. Texas Tech is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games. The under is 14-2 in Texas Tech’s last 16 Tuesday games.
Texas Tech has been impressive to start this season as they already have 9 wins. Texas Tech has the slight rebounding advantage in this matchup and has allowed fewer points per game than Richmond. Richmond has also impressed me this season and is averaging over 80 points per game. I like Richmond to keep this game close and have a chance to win this one late.