Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Alabama Crimson Tide Preview
Alabama Crimson Tide vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Odds
United Spirit Arena will host Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Alabama Crimson Tide action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.
Texas Tech will face the 6-3 Crimson Tide, who own a 3-3 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Red Raiders are 0-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Crimson Tide are 2-4 favoring the OVER.
Bettors looking to go with the Red Raiders in this one found them listed as 10-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Crimson Tide was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Red Raiders rated this week at No. 324 and the Crimson Tide sitting at No. 70. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 80-78 result in favor of the Red Raiders.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Texas Tech's No. 18-ranked offense, averaging 80.3 PPG, against a Crimson Tide defense that ranks No. 60 at 59.8 PPG. The Red Raiders field goal percentage has averaged 46.9% so far, more than the Crimson Tide marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.7% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Alabama owns the country's No. 82-rated mark, allowing 64.3 points per game on the highway. Texas Tech, on the other hand, rates No. 59 in scoring at home.
Alabama lost its last outing, a 73-54 result against Virginia Commonwealth on December 15. They failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point underdog. Devonta Pollard scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Crimson Tide to a win (they lost 73-54 to Virginia Commonwealth at Siegel Center on Saturday).
Texas Tech lost its last outing, an 80-75 result against McNeese State on December 16. The Red Raiders endured an 80-75 loss at the hands of the Cowboys on Sunday, despite a 17-point effort from Jaye Crockett at United Spirit Arena.
Alabama Crimson Tide Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Mercer are 3-1
After playing Virginia Commonwealth are 0-2
After a loss are 3-7
Texas Tech Red Raiders Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
After playing McNeese State are 1-0
After a loss are 2-8
A few Crimson Tide at Red Raiders trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Alabama's last 6 games on the road
Alabama is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Texas Tech is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Texas Tech is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Texas Tech is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games
Alabama home to Mercer, Saturday, December 22
Texas Tech home to Arizona State, Saturday, December 22