The top-ranked Louisville Cardinals (9-0) square off with the Texas Tech Red Raiders (5-3) at Madison Square Garden. Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, and can be seen on ESPN.
Louisville Cardinals vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Odds
In their last contest, the Red Raiders were beaten by the DePaul Blue Demons, 65-60, while the Cardinals easily got past the Pittsburgh Panthers, 64-46.
Louisville dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.143 (below their season average of 0.241) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.582 (above their season average of 0.569). For those same stats, Pittsburgh recorded marks of 0.057 and 0.406, respectively. Texas Tech, meanwhile, did a great job of making free throws (12-15; 80.0 percent). Terrence Shannon Jr. had a good game for Texas Tech, recording 24 points and eight rebounds. Louisville, meanwhile, was led by Malik Williams, who recorded 13 points and 11 rebounds.
Points could be at a premium in this battle between a pair of the nation’s top defenses. Since last season, Texas Tech ranks 25th in defensive efficiency (88.6) and Louisville is 16th (97.1).
Louisville vs. Texas Tech Betting Pick
Basketball Tip: SU Winner – Louisville, ATS Winner – Louisville, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
- Louisville ranks 25th in rebounds per game (38.5) while Texas Tech ranks 157th (35.2).
- The Cardinals rank 36th in assists per game (13.9) while the Red Raiders rank 68th (14.5).
- The Red Raiders rank 37th in blocks per game (4.6) while the Cardinals rank 151st (2.9).
- Louisville ranks 34th in steals allowed per game (5.7) while Texas Tech ranks 106th (6.3).