Texas Tech Red Raiders host Arizona Wildcats in college basketball action
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 BetOnline 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