Bethune-Cookman Wildcats at Texas Tech Red Raiders ATS Prediction 11/09/19

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It figures to be a low-scoring affair as the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (1-0) head to 13th-ranked Texas Tech to play the Red Raiders (1-0). The game starts at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 9, 2019.

Bethune-Cookman Wildcats at Texas Tech Red Raiders ATS Odds

Both teams easily got past their last opponent. The Red Raiders defeated the Eastern Illinois Panthers 85-60, while the Wildcats beat the Johnson (FL) Suns 110-68.

Bethune-Cookman dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 51.2 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.559. Johnson (FL) had marks of 26.3 and 0.389, respectively, for those same stats. The Red Raiders, meanwhile, had a better free throw rate (0.224 vs. 0.140) and had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (25.0 vs. 15.8). Jahmi’us Ramsey had a good outing for Texas Tech, putting up 19 points. Cletrell Pope was a key piece for Bethune-Cookman with 22 points, 19 rebounds and five assists.

Points could be at a premium in this contest between a pair of the nation’s best defenses. Since the 2018-19 season, Texas Tech ranks first in defensive efficiency (88.5) and Bethune-Cookman is 41st (96.6). It will also be a showdown of conflicting styles as the fast-paced Wildcats rank 15th in possessions per game, while the slower-paced Red Raiders rank 275th.

Bethune-Cookman vs. Texas Tech Odds Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Texas Tech, ATS Winner – Texas Tech, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2018-Present):

  • Texas Tech ranks sixth in assists allowed per game (9.8) while Bethune-Cookman ranks 229th (14.1).
  • The Red Raiders average 7.3 steals per game, which ranks 58th in the country. The Wildcats rank 244th in steals allowed per game (7.4).
  • Bethune-Cookman ranks 235th in three pointers attempted per game (20.6) while Texas Tech ranks 259th (19.8).
  • The Wildcats rank second in rebounds per game (41.8) while the Red Raiders rank 222nd (34.2).
  • Texas Tech ranks 12th in blocks per game (4.9) while Bethune-Cookman ranks 209th in blocks allowed per game (4.0).