Texas Tech vs LSU Pick: Saturday, January 30th
Texas Tech vs LSU Pick: Saturday, January 30th: Texas Tech is coming off their 2nd consecutive loss, an 88-87 heartbreaker at West Virginia. They only turned the ball over 2 times in the loss. Their stout defense that allows just 61.7 points per game, let West Virginia shoot 57.7% from the field and 63.2% from behind the arc. Mac McClung went for 30 points in the loss, and he leads the team averaging 17.2 points per game on the season. Second leading scorer Terrance Shannon Jr averages 12.9 per game, and is followed by Kyler Edwards with 10 per game of his own. The Raiders as a team hit 44% from the field, 33.3% from three, and 71.8% from the foul line.
Meanwhile, LSU is coming off a big 78-66 win at Texas A&M to put an end to their 2 games losing streak. Cameron Thomas went for 28 points, but was just 3/13 from three. Thomas is averaging 22.1 points per game this season. Javonte Smart was excellent with 19 points and 9 assists, while averaging 14.6 points and 4.3 assists per game on the year. Trendon Watford is averaging 18.3 with 7.4 rebounds per game, and Darius Days is averaging 12.2 points, with 7.8 boards per game. The issue with this team is that after that, there’s nothing. No one else averages more than 4.7 points per game, but the big 4 drive an offense that scores 83.7 points per game, hits 47.3% from the field, 34.0% from behind the arc, and 76.3% from the foul line.
Texas Tech vs LSU Odds
|College Basketball Odds||Spread|
|Texas Tech||-2.5 (-110)|
|Where/When||Maravich Center, 2:00 PM ET|
Texas Tech come into Saturday’s game having won 6 of their last 10, outscoring their opponents by an average of 75.8 to 68.3 along the way. Texas Tech puts 75.5 points per game on average and allows 61.7 (16th). Meanwhile, the LSU Tigers are 7-3 in their last 10, outscoring their opponents by 3.1 points per game along that stretch, the Bayou Bengals are one of the best offensive teams in the nation, putting up 83.7 points per game (13th). This team struggles on the opposite side of the court, and rely heavily on their offense to get them out of jams when they find themselves in a track meet. This is definitely one of the reasons why the Tigers have gone ‘Over’ the betting total in 10 of their first 15 games this season.
|College Basketball Team||ATS Record||ATS Margin|