Maine Black Bears at Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Odds

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The Texas Tech Red Raiders (1-0) will be at home in United Supermarkets Arena when they clash against the Maine Black Bears (0-1). Action gets underway at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.

Maine Black Bears at Texas Tech Red Raiders ATS Preview

In the Black Bears last game, they were blown out by the Boston College Eagles, 85-65. Maines Ilija Stojiljkovic had a good game, leading the team in scoring with 14 points on 5-for-5 shooting. Boston College won the rebounding battle. The Eagles had more offensive rebounds (14 vs. eight), defensive rebounds (37 vs. 24) and total rebounds (51 vs. 32). The Red Raiders will look to keep it rolling after thoroughly outplaying the South Alabama Jaguars in their last game, 75-50. With 14 points on 5-for-6 shooting, Zhaire Smith led Texas Tech in scoring. Texas Tech dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had an effective field goal percentage of 0.527 and a turnover percentage of 21.5. South Alabama had marks of 0.380 and 28.8, respectively, for those same stats. The high-powered offense of Texas Tech will clash against the mid-tier defense of Maine. Dating back to the 2016-17 season, the Red Raiders rank 66th in offensive efficiency, while the Black Bears are 308th in defensive efficiency. The Red Raiders figure to have the advantage on that side of the ball. Furthermore, the Black Bears rank 279th in offensive rebounding percentage (26.6 percent), while the Red Raiders rank 52nd in defensive rebounding percentage (74.1 percent).

Maine Black Bears vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders Prediction

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

Betting Notes (2016-Present):

  • The Red Raiders rank 20th in blocks allowed per game (2.5) while the Black Bears rank 167th (3.5).
  • Maine ranks 158th in three pointers attempted per game (21.1) while Texas Tech ranks 273rd (18.0).
  • Texas Tech ranks seventh in rebounds allowed per game (29.9) while Maine ranks 270th (37.8).
  • The Red Raiders rank 35th in assists allowed per game (11.3) while the Black Bears rank 215th (14.0).
  • Texas Tech ranks 48th in steals allowed per game (5.3) while Maine ranks 195th (6.6).