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Texas Tech Red Raiders host LSU Tigers in college basketball action

LSU TigersTexas Tech Red Raiders
6-2December 18, 2013, 09:00 | United Spirit Arena7-3

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on United Spirit Arena Wednesday as host Texas Tech looks to handle the LSU Tigers in NCAA hoops action.

The Red Raiders sit at 7-3 (5-3 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Tigers are currently 6-2 (2-3 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Texas Tech is 2-5 OU, and LSU is 1-4 OU.

View LSU Tigers vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting LSU before tip-off in this one found them as -2-point favorites over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 177-rated Red Raiders and the No. 138-ranked Tigers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Last time out for LSU, they were a 61-54 winner as they battled Louisiana-Monroe at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 16-point favorite. The Tigers got a terrific 25-point effort from Jordan Mickey as LSU defeated Louisiana-Monroe 61-54 on Saturday at Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Tigers rank No. 6 in NCAA Division 1 with 44.38 per game. That compares with Texas Tech’s No. 194 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Texas Tech is college basketball's No. 224-ranked team at 4.6 per game, while the Tigers rate No. 120 with 6.25 per game.

A few Tigers at Red Raiders trends to consider:
LSU is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
LSU is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games on the road
Texas Tech is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Texas Tech is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
LSU home to UAB, Saturday, December 21st
Texas Tech at Arizona State, Saturday, December 21st