Texas Tech vs. Air Force - 11/30/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Air Force Falcons (3-2) at Texas Tech Red Raiders (3-1)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 2:00 pm (United Spirit Arena)
The Line: Texas Tech Red Raiders -9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Air Force Falcons and Texas Tech Red Raiders play Sunday at the United Supermarkets Arena.
The Air Force Falcons play their second straight road game and hope to bounce back from their loss to Colorado. On the season, Air Force is averaging 66.3 points on 45.6 percent shooting and is allowing 69 points on 45 percent shooting. Max Yon leads Air Force with 14 points on 52.9 percent shooting while Kamryn Williams is averaging 10.5 points and five rebounds. Matt Mooney is averaging 3.8 assists and Trevor Lyons is shooting 48.3 percent from the field. The Air Force Falcons are a solid offensive team that’s shooting a high percentage is one of the better passing teams, racking up 19 assists per contest. The weakness for Air Force has to be its lack of size, as the Falcons are averaging just 33 rebounds per game and have just one player averaging five or more boards.
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The Texas Tech Red Raiders are off to a quick 3-1 start and could be that surprise team in the Big 12 if they continue this play. On the season, Texas Tech is averaging 72.5 points on 42 percent shooting and is allowing 65 points on 38.8 percent shooting. Norense Odiase leads Texas Tech with 12 points and 6.8 rebounds while Devaugntah Williams is averaging 11.5 points on 53.8 percent shooting. Robert Turner is the third Texas Tech player averaging double-digit points and Toddrick Gotcher is shooting 42.9 percent from the field. The Texas Tech Red Raiders biggest strength is their size in the paint, as they’re grabbing 41 rebounds and producing 6.8 blocks per game. Texas Tech’s weakness is at the free throw line as it’s shooting 65.8 percent from the stripe.
The Falcons are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 road games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Red Raiders are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games.
The Red Raiders should crush the Falcons on the glass and use that to win this game by double digits. Give me Texas Tech in an easy victory.