Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders Pick, Odds, Prediction 12/21/13
Texas Tech Red Raiders (7-4) at Arizona State Sun Devils (9-2)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 6:30 pm (Wells Fargo Arena)
The Line: Arizona State Sun Devils -11.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The Arizona State Sun Devils and the Texas Tech Red Raiders face off on Saturday in college basketball action.
The Arizona State Sun Devils are off to a 9-2 start to the season and they are a perfect 6-0 at home this year. ASU has played the 260th ranked schedule in the nation but with the Pac-12 looking tough it will get much more difficult. Jahil Carson leads the Sun Devils averaging 19.9 points and 5.2 assists per game. Jermaine Marshall is averaging 14.9 points, Jordan Bachynski is averaging 12.9 points and 10 rebounds, and Jonathan GIlling is averaging 6.8 points. Arizona State is averaging 80.1 points and they are shooting 49.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 64.3 points and their opponents are shooting 38.6 percent. Arizona State shoots just 67 percent from the free throw line.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders have lost two of their last three games and are 7-4 for the season. Texas Tech is 0-2 on the road this season and they have played the 216th ranked schedule. Jaye Crockett leads the Red Raiders averaging 14.1 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. Jordan Tolbert is averaging 11.5 points and 6.2 rebounds, Robert Turner is averaging 10.8 points, and Dusty Hannahs is averaging 7.4 points. Texas Tech is averaging 73.2 points and they are shooting 47.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.4 points and their opponents shoot 42.3 percent. Texas Tech hasn’t beaten a team with a RPI better than 200.
Arizona State is 9-4 against the spread in their last 13 non-conference games, 0-4 against the spread following a win, and 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games against a team with a losing road record. Texas Tech is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven non-conference games, 5-16 against the spread in their last 21 road games, and 0-4 against the spread against the Pac-12.
It seems in college basketball we see more bad lines on Saturday than any other day and we see another one here.
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