Texas Tech vs. Minnesota - 11/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Golden Gophers (3-1) at Texas Tech Red Raiders (2-1)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 2:30 pm (Coliseo Roberto Clemente)
The Line: Texas Tech Red Raiders +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Texas Tech Red Raiders and the Minnesota Golden Gophers face off on Sunday in Puerto Rico in college basketball action.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders bounced back from Thursday’s loss to Utah to beat Mississippi State on Friday and land in this game. Texas Tech is averaging 71.3 points and they are shooting 43.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 72.7 points and their opponents are shooting 42.4 percent. Devaugnta Williams leads the Red Raiders averaging 18 points per game. Toddrick Gotcher is averaging 10 points, Zach Smith is averaging 9.0 points, and Keenan Evans is averaging 8.3 points and 5.7 rebounds. Texas Tech was in a battle for the full game against MSU but came through in the end.
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers bounced back from Thursday’s loss to Temple to beat Missouri State on Friday by five points to land in this game. Minnesota is averaging 71.8 points per game and they are shooting 41.6 percent from the floor including 37.4 percent from beyond the three-point arc while defensively they are allowing 64.5 points and their opponents are shooting 34.7 percent. Joey King leads the Gophers averaging 17.5 points per game. Nate Mason is averaging 13 points, Carlos Morris is averaging 11.2 points and 5.5 rebounds, and Charles Buggs is averaging 8.5 points and 5.5 rebounds. Minnesota is 3-1 thus far this season but they look far from a dominant team.
Texas Tech is 5-2-1 against the spread against the Big Ten, 1-4 against the spread in their last five neutral site games, and 1-5 against the spread following a win. Minnesota is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games, 1-5-1 against the spread in their last seven neutral site games, and 2-14 against the spread against the Big 12. Texas Tech has covered the point spread in their last four games against Minnesota.
Texas Tech is getting one point here so it is a coin flip and really that is how it all shakes out to me as well but I will take Texas Tech but this pick is a lean at best.