Texas Tech Red Raiders (3-0) vs. Creighton Bluejays (4-0)
November 21, 2022 2:30 pm EDT
The Line: Creighton Bluejays -4.5 / Texas Tech Red Raiders +4.5; Over/Under: +133.5
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The Texas Tech Red Raiders and the Creighton Bluejays meet in college basketball action from the Lahaina Civic Center on Monday.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders will look to build on their 64-55 win over Louisiana Tech last time out. Kevin Obanor leads the Red Raiders in scoring with 12.3 PPG along with 6.3 RPG while De’Vion Harmon has 11.3 PPG with a team-high 4.3 APG to lead Texas Tech in assists and to finish off the scoring in double figures for Texas Tech this season. Daniel Batcho also has 9.3 PPG and 7 RPB while Jaylon Tyson has 9.3 PPG as well this season. As a team, Texas Tech is averaging 71.7 PPG on 49% shooting from the field, 35.8% from three and 74.2% from the foul line this season.
The Creighton Bluejays will try to build on an 80-51 win over UC-Riverside last time out. Ryan Kalkbrenner leads Creighton in scoring with 16.5 PPG along with 6.8 RPG while Arthur Kaluma has 13.5 PPG with 5.8 RPG and Trey Alexander has 11.3 PPG with 5 RPG. Baylor Scheierman has 10.5 PPG with a team-high 8.8 RPG to lead the Bluejays on the glass and to round out the scoring in double figures for Creighton so far this season. As a team, Creighton is averaging 85.5 PPG on 50.2% shooting from the field, 35.1% from three and 65.5% from the foul line this season.
Texas Tech is 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games following a win and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall. Creighton is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600 and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a win while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games following an ATS win.
I get the case to be made for either side in this one, but both are up against their toughest tests of their respective seasons up to this point. Both are also top-30 teams in the country in terms of defensive efficiency and I just think this is going to be a bit of a defensive struggle. Probably a game I’d rather watch as a fan, but I do lean towards the under here.