Arizona Wildcats vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Odds
The Texas Tech Red Raiders hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Arizona Wildcats pay a visit to United Spirit Arena on the college basketball betting menu.
The Red Raiders bring a 4-0 record (1-0 ATS) to this tilt against the 4-0 Wildcats, who are 3-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Texas Tech go 0-0 so far and the Wildcats go 1-1.
Sportsbooks such as GTbets had set the Red Raiders as 12-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Red Raiders rated this week at No. 342 and the Wildcats sitting at No. 335. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 100-96 result in favor of the Wildcats.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Texas Tech's No. 1-ranked scoring average of 88.8 PPG, against a Wildcats defense rated No. 87 and allowing 61.5 PPG. The Red Raiders FG% has averaged 47.6% to date this season, less than the Wildcats shooters have managed so far (51.2% per game).
Defensively, Arizona features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Texas Tech, meanwhile, comes in at No. 18 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Arizona was a 93-50 winner at home against Northern Arizona. They covered the 24.5-point spread as favorites. Arizona cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Northern Arizona out of the gym and running up a 93-50 score at McKale Center.
Texas Tech won its last outing, an 84-75 result against Jackson State on November 26. The Red Raiders grabbed an 84-75 win over the Tigers on Monday, behind a 20-point effort from Jaye Crockett at United Spirit Arena.
Arizona Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Northern Arizona are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
Texas Tech Red Raiders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
A few Wildcats at Red Raiders trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games on the road
Texas Tech is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Texas Tech is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Texas Tech is 5-18 SU in its last 23 games
Arizona home to Southern Miss, Tuesday, December 4
Texas Tech home to Northern Kentucky, Tuesday, December 4