Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Idaho State Bengals - 11/25/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Idaho State Bengals (0-5) at Texas Tech Red Raiders (4-1)
College Basketball: Friday, November 25, 2016 at 3:00 pm (United Supermarkets Arena)
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The Idaho State Bengals will travel to play the Texas Tech Red Raiders in a non-conference college basketball game on Friday.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 4-1 this season after beating Utah State by a score of 75-51 in their last game. Texas Tech trailed at halftime but only allowed 19 points in the second half to get the win. Anthony Livingston led Texas Tech with 28 points and 9 rebounds in their win. Texas Tech shot 53.7% on field goals, while shooting 41.2% on three-pointers in this game. Texas Tech is averaging 78.6 points per game while giving up 59.8 points per game. Texas Tech is also averaging 36.8 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per game. Aaron Ross is averaging 14.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game, while Anthony Livingston is averaging 13.4 points and 5.6 rebounds per game for Texas Tech. The Red Raiders are shooting 51.1% on field goals, 72.5% on free throws, and 41.7% on three-pointers.
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The Idaho State Bengals are 0-5 this season after losing to NJIT by a score of 71-67 in their last game. Idaho State was in this game but just couldn’t get the push in the second half to get the win. Brandon Boyd led Idaho State with 26 points and 3 rebounds in this game. Idaho State shot 44.7% on field goals, while shooting 40.9% on three-pointers in their win. Idaho State is averaging 68.6 points per game and giving up 82 points per game. Idaho State is also averaging 32.8 rebounds per game and 11.2 assists per game. Brandon Boyd is averaging 15 points and 2.3 rebounds per game, while Geno Luzcando is averaging 14.4 points and 7.4 rebounds per game for the Bengals. Idaho State is shooting 42.4% on field goals, 59.6% on free throws, and 37% on three-pointers.
Idaho State is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 non-conference games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600. The over is 4-0 in Idaho State’s last 4 games against the Big 12. Texas Tech is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS win. The under is 5-1 in Texas Tech’s last 6 games.
Texas Tech is clearly the better team in this matchup and will have the home court advantage in this game. Texas Tech has the offensive and defensive advantage in this game and I like them to win this game. Texas Tech has been able to blow out some of their lesser opponents this season and I think they will do more of the same here.