Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Memphis Tigers ATS Prediction

Daniel GimenezArticles, Basketball, College Basketball

The 20th-ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders (6-0) will clash against the Memphis Tigers (3-3) at AmericanAirlines Arena. Action gets underway at 2:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 1, 2018, and can be seen on ESPNU.

Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Memphis Tigers ATS Odds

In their last outing, the Tigers lost a tough one against the Charleston Cougars, 78-75, while the Red Raiders had no trouble getting past the Northern Colorado Bears, 93-62.

The Red Raiders had an extraordinarily low turnover percentage of 8.3 (better than their season average of 14.8) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.689 (above their season average of 0.544). Memphis, meanwhile, held Charleston to an offensive rebounding percentage of 21.6 (below their season average of 32.6). Memphis was lifted by Tyler Harris, who finished with 25 points. Meanwhile, Jarrett Culver played a pivotal role for Texas Tech with 20 points, six assists and five rebounds.

Half-court execution will be at a premium when a pair of the NCAA’s slowest-paced teams square off. Memphis ranks 263rd in possessions per game (68.2) and Texas Tech is 289th (67.6) since the 2017-18 season.

Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Memphis Tigers Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Texas Tech, ATS Winner – Memphis, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Texas Tech ranks fifth in assists allowed per game (9.8) while Memphis ranks 248th (14.4).
  • The Red Raiders rank 114th in three pointers allowed per game (21.0) while the Tigers rank 226th (23.3).
  • Texas Tech ranks 35th in rebounds allowed per game (31.9) while Memphis ranks 79th (33.4).
  • The Red Raiders average 7.0 steals per game, which ranks 69th in the NCAA. The Tigers rank 262nd in steals allowed per game (7.4).
  • Texas Tech averages 4.4 blocks per game, which ranks 42nd in the NCAA. Memphis ranks 196th in blocks allowed per game (3.6).