Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Utah Utes - 11/19/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Utes (2-0) at Texas Tech Red Raiders (1-0)
College Basketball: Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Coliseo Roberto Clemente)
The Line: Texas Tech Red Raiders +10.5 -- Over/Under: 140.5 See the Latest Odds
The Texas Tech Red Raiders and the Utah Utes face off on Thursday in Puerto Rico in early season college basketball tournament action.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders got their season started with a win beating High Point in their only game thus far. Texas Tech scored 77 points shooting 51.1 percent from the floor and 27.3 percent from beyond the three-point arc while allowing 73 points and 44.6 percent shooting. Devaugntaugh Williams led the Red Raiders with 26 points and 8.0 rebounds. Justin Gray scored 12 points, Keenan Evans scored 8 points, and Devon Thomas scored 9 points. Texas Tech takes a big step up in competition in this one.
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The Utah Utes are off to a 2-0 start after beating Southern Utah and San Diego State. The Utah offense is averaging 81.5 points and they are shooting 44.1 percent from the floor including 32.1 percent from beyond the three-point arc while defensively allowing 73.5 points with their opponents shooting 45.8 percent. Jordan Loveridge leads the Utes averaging 22.5 points and 4.0 rebounds per game. Jakob Poeltl is averaging 20.5 points and 11.5 rebounds, Kyle Kuzma is averaging 17.5 points and 9.5 rebounds, and Lorenzo Bonam is averaging 7.5 points. Utah looks to be loaded this season and should be a factor in March.
Texas Tech is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games, 1-4 against the spread following a win, and 0-5 against the spread against the Pac-12. Utah is 10-4 against the spread in their last 14 neutral site games, 36-17-4 against the spread following a win, and 1-5 against the spread against the Big 12.
The total in this one is set at 141 and I am loving the over in this spot. I also have a play on the winner against the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area.