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Texas Tech Red Raiders (10-2) vs North Alabama Lions (6-7)
2024-01-01 14:00:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: Texas Tech Red Raiders -17.5 -- Over/Under: 145
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The North Alabama Lions and the Texas Tech Red Raiders meet in college basketball action from the United Supermarket Arena on Monday. Can the Lions spring the upset and hand Texas Tech their first home loss? Or will Texas Tech defend home court? Let’s dive in and find out with our North Alabama vs. Texas Tech Prediction.

North Alabama Team Preview

The North Alabama Lions come into this one looking to rebound from back-to-back losses after an 83-66 loss to Indiana last time out. KJ Johnson leads the Lions in scoring with 13.6 PPG while Jacari Lane has 13.3 PPG with a team-high 4.4 APG as the only other double-digit scorer for the Lions up to this point in the year. Tim Smith Jr. has 9.8 PPG with 5.7 RPG while Damian Forrest has 9.3 PPG with a team-high 8.6 RPG to lead the Lions on the glass up to this point in the year. As a team, North Alabama is averaging 77.8 PPG on 44.7% shooting from the field, 35.3% from three and 75.2% from the foul line this season. North Alabama is 6-7 in the ASUN standings.

Texas Tech Team Preview

The Texas Tech Red Raiders come into this one looking to add to their current five-game win streak after a 96-60 win over Sam Houston last time out. Pop Isaacs leads the Red Raiders in scoring with 15.4 PPG along with 3 RPG and 3.6 APG while Joe Toussaint has 14.8 PPG with 3.3 RPG and a team-high 4.1 APG to lead the Red Raiders in the assist department this season. Devan Cambridge has 10.5 PPG with 4.5 RPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for the Red Raiders this season while Darrion Williams has 9.8 PPG with 7.3 RPG and Warren Washington has 9 PPG with a team-high 8.6 RPG to lead the Red Raiders in rebounding. As a team, Texas Tech is averaging 77.4 PPG on 45% shooting from the field, 35.4% from three and 77.3% from the foul line this season.

North Alabama vs. Texas Tech Prediction

I get the case to be made for an underdog in some spots, but this isn’t one. The Red Raiders are the far better team in this one and we’re starting to see Texas Tech flex some of that defensive muscle that Grant McCasland had going at North Texas last season. Texas Tech has been crushing teams at home and I just don’t think North Alabama can keep pace here. Give me the Red Raiders.

Peter Tran's Free Pick: Texas Tech -17.5

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