The Texas Tech Red Raiders (5-0) are off to a hot start and will try to stay unbeaten when they challenge the Savannah State Tigers (2-4) at United Supermarkets Arena. Action starts at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 25, 2017.
Savannah State Tigers at Texas Tech Red Raiders ATS Preview
In the Tigers last outing, they were victorious over the Alabama State Hornets, 101-97. With 16 points and six rebounds, Alante Fenner played well for Savannah State. The Tigers made 24 of their 34 free throws (70.6 percent) and had a much better turnover percentage (15.4 vs. 20.8).
The Red Raiders hope to maintain momentum after blowing out the Wofford Terriers in their last matchup, 79-56. Texas Tech was lifted by Jarrett Culver, who was the games leading scorer with 21 points on 8-for-16 shooting. Texas Tech played a flawless game. They had a superb free throw rate of 0.316 (above their season average of 0.293) and a turnover percentage of 16.0 (better than their season average of 17.5). For those same stats, Wofford recorded marks of 0.167 and 26.2, respectively.
Texas Tech could dominate on the offensive side of the ball as their productive offense faces off against one of the nations worst defenses. Since last season, the Red Raiders rank 60th in offensive efficiency, while Savannah State ranks 324th in defensive efficiency. It will also be a tale of two styles as the up-tempo Tigers rank second in possessions per game, while the slower-paced Red Raiders rank 308th.
Savannah State Tigers vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders ATS Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Texas Tech, ATS Winner – Texas Tech, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Red Raiders rank 17th in blocks allowed per game (2.4) while the Tigers rank 251st (4.5).
- Savannah State ranks 14th in steals per game (8.2) while Texas Tech ranks 182nd (5.9).
- Texas Tech ranks eighth in rebounds allowed per game (30.0) while Savannah State ranks 328th (48.7).
- The Red Raiders rank 22nd in assists allowed per game (11.0) while the Tigers rank 315th (20.5).
- Savannah State ranks first in three pointers attempted per game (40.1) while Texas Tech ranks 285th (18.1).