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Arizona State Texas Tech Betting Preview

Texas Tech Red RaidersArizona State Sun Devils
7-4December 21, 2013, 06:30 | Wells Fargo Arena9-2

The Arizona State Sun Devils will try to cover the spread at Wells Fargo Arena on Saturday when they get a visit from the Texas Tech Red Raiders in NCAA basketball action.

The Sun Devils sport a record of 9-2 and 5-4 ATS heading into this battle, while the Red Raiders have 7-4 and 6-3 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-6 for the Sun Devils and 2-5-1 for the Red Raiders.

View Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Arizona State Sun Devils Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 12-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 30-rated Sun Devils and the No. 177-ranked Red Raiders, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Texas Tech was a 71-69 loser in their most recent outing at home against LSU. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. The Red Raiders got 18 points from Jaye Crockett, but it was LSU that prevailed in a 71-69 final on Wednesday at United Spirit Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Arizona State has the nation's No. 42-rated offensive output, at 80.09 PPG. The visiting Red Raiders defense ranks No. 93 allowing on average 67.36 PPG. The Sun Devils FG% has averaged 49.45% so far, more than the Red Raiders marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.5% per game.

A few Red Raiders at Sun Devils trends to consider:
Texas Tech is 4-15 ATS in its last 19 games on the road
Texas Tech is 3-22 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas Tech's last 7 games on the road
Arizona State is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
Arizona State is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Texas Tech home to Mount St. Mary's, Monday, December 30th
Arizona State at UC Irvine, Saturday, December 28th