Florida A&M Rattlers vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Odds
United Spirit Arena features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Texas Tech Red Raiders and the visiting Florida A&M Rattlers in college hoops action on Monday.
Texas Tech battles the Rattlers, currently sitting with a 4-8 mark (1-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 1-2 for the Red Raiders and 0-0 for the Rattlers.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 296-ranked Red Raiders and the No. 227-rated Rattlers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 80-70 win for the Red Raiders on Monday.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Rattlers is ranked No. 88 in NCAA hoops at 37.6 per game. Contrast that with Texas Tech’s No. 103 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Texas Tech is the No. 257-ranked team in the country at 5.3 per game, while Florida A&M rates No. 203 at 5.9 per game.
Defensively, Florida A&M features the nation's No. 329-rated defense on the road, allowing 81.1 points per game. Texas Tech, meanwhile, comes in at No. 91 nationally in scoring at home.
Florida A&M was an 82-73 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Georgia. The Rattlers got 16 points from Muhammad Abdul-Aleem, but it was Georgia that prevailed in an 82-73 final on Saturday at Stegeman Coliseum.
In their last action, Texas Tech was an 85-74 winner at home against North Carolina A&T. Dejan Kravic scored 22 points leading the Red Raiders to an 85-74 victory over North Carolina A&T at United Spirit Arena on Friday.
Texas Tech Red Raiders Trends:
When playing on Monday are 1-4
Before playing TCU are 8-2
After a win are 4-6
A few Rattlers at Red Raiders trends to consider:
Texas Tech is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Texas Tech is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
Florida A&M at Florida International, Wednesday, January 2
Texas Tech at TCU, Saturday, January 5