The Seton Hall Pirates (5-1) and the No. 22 Texas Tech Red Raiders (6-0) clash at Madison Square Garden. Texas Tech opened as a 1-point favorite, while the games Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 139.5 points. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 30, 2017.
Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Seton Hall Pirates Odds Preview
The last time the Red Raiders played, they had no trouble getting past the Savannah State Tigers, 103-69. Jarrett Culver was the top scorer from either team with 18 points on 7-for-14 shooting. Texas Tech played a flawless game. They had a ridiculous offensive rebounding percentage of 50.0 (above their season average of 30.5) and a turnover percentage of 11.7 (better than their season average of 17.4). For those same stats, Savannah State put up marks of 27.9 and 18.1, respectively.
The Pirates come in on a high note after beating the Vanderbilt Commodores in their last game, 72-59. With 27 points on 12-for-21 shooting, Desi Rodriguez was the games high scorer. The Pirates forced 16 turnovers and held the Commodores to an effective field goal percentage of 0.384 (below their season average of 0.472).
Expect this one to be a clinic on boxing out as two of the NCAA’s top rebounding teams go head-to-head. Dating back to last season, the Pirates rank 19th in offensive rebounding percentage (35.9 percent), while Texas Tech ranks 52nd in defensive rebounding percentage (74.0 percent). ,
Of Texas Tech’s 4 games with betting action, four have finished under the projected point total, while 2 of Seton Hall’s 4 games have finished over the O/U total. The Red Raiders hold a clear advantage in both straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) records. They are 6-0 SU and 3-1 ATS, while the Pirates are 5-1 SU and 2-4 ATS.
Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Seton Hall Pirates ATS Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Seton Hall, ATS Winner – Seton Hall, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Red Raiders rank 15th in blocks allowed per game (2.4) while the Pirates rank 119th (3.3).
- Texas Tech ranks 23rd in assists allowed per game (11.0) while Seton Hall ranks 62nd (11.7).
- Seton Hall ranks 20th in rebounds per game (39.5) while Texas Tech ranks 266th (33.8).
- The Pirates rank 62nd in three pointers allowed per game (19.3) while the Red Raiders rank 236th (22.7).
- Texas Tech ranks 39th in steals allowed per game (5.2) while Seton Hall ranks 206th (6.7).