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Texas Tech Red Raiders host Southeastern Louisiana Lions in college basketball action

Southeastern Louisiana LionsTexas Tech Red Raiders
Dec 30, 9:00 PM | United Spirit Arena

Southeastern Louisiana Lions vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Odds


Southeastern Louisiana pays a visit to Texas Tech on Friday, hoping to send the Red Raiders to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at United Spirit Arena.

Texas Tech battles the Lions, currently sitting with a 5-5 mark (0-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 2-5 for the Red Raiders and 0-0 for the Lions.

View Southeastern Louisiana vs Texas Tech Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Texas Tech in this one will find them as 8-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Red Raiders sit at No. 165 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Lions sit at No. 244 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Red Raiders will win this game 67-65.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Lions is ranked No. 133 in NCAA hoops at 36.3 per game. Contrast that with Texas Tech’s No. 288 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Texas Tech is the No. 303-ranked team in the country at 4.5 per game, while Southeastern Louisiana rates No. 213 at 5.8 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Southeastern Louisiana owns the country's No. 73-rated mark, allowing 65.2 points per game on the highway. Texas Tech, on the other hand, rates No. 102 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Southeastern Louisiana was a 62-43 loser on the road against South Carolina. The Lions got 15 points from Elgin Bailey, but it was South Carolina that prevailed in a 62-43 final on Wednesday at Colonial Life Arena.

Texas Tech won its last outing, a 74-58 result against CS Bakersfield on December 27. Jordan Tolbert went off for 27 points and added 6 rebounds, leading Texas Tech over CS Bakersfield, 74-58, on Tuesday at United Spirit Arena.

Texas Tech Red Raiders Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Oklahoma State are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

A few Lions at Red Raiders trends to consider:
Texas Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Southeastern Louisiana at Texas-Arlington, Wednesday, January 4
Texas Tech at Oklahoma State, Wednesday, January 4