Offense meets defense when the Wofford Terriers (0-1) travel to Texas Tech to take on the Red Raiders (4-0). Texas Tech is a 23.5-point favorite on the opening line, while the Over/Under (O/U) for the game opened at 136.5 points. Tip-off is set for 6:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 22, 2017.
Wofford Terriers at Texas Tech Red Raiders Free Preview
The Terriers fell to the California Golden Bears in their last contest, 79-65. Fletcher Magee had a solid game for Wofford, leading both teams in scoring with 32 points on 10-for-16 shooting. California had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (53.8 vs. 8.0). Wofford, meanwhile, had a better turnover percentage (23.3 vs. 23.5).
The last time the Red Raiders played, they dismantled the No. 20 Northwestern Wildcats, 85-49. With 25 points on 9-for-13 shooting, Keenan Evans was the games high scorer. Texas Tech dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had an extraordinary effective field goal percentage of 0.708 (above their season average of 0.532) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 27.3 (below their season average of 30.9). For those same stats, Northwestern put up marks of 0.333 and 21.6, respectively.
Texas Tech could dominate on the offensive side of the ball as their productive offense squares off against one of the nations worst defenses. Dating back to the 2016-17 season, the Red Raiders rank 58th in offensive efficiency, while Wofford ranks 300th in defensive efficiency.
Since last season, the Terriers have had records of 16-18 straight up (SU) and 20-12 against the spread (ATS). Since last season, Wofford games have finished over the projected point total 59.4 percent of the time.
The Red Raiders, meanwhile, are 22-14 SU and 16-15 ATS since last season. Vegas has been fairly accurate when predicting totals of Texas Tech games over that same stretch with 17 unders compared to 14 overs.
Wofford Terriers at Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Texas Tech, ATS Winner – Wofford, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Red Raiders rank 152nd in blocks per game (3.3) while the Terriers rank 270th (2.1).
- Texas Tech ranks eighth in rebounds allowed per game (30.0) while Wofford ranks 65th (33.2).
- Wofford ranks 73rd in three pointers attempted per game (23.4) while Texas Tech ranks 286th (18.0).
- The Red Raiders rank 45th in steals allowed per game (5.2) while the Terriers rank 173rd (6.3).
- Wofford ranks 15th in assists per game (16.8) while Texas Tech ranks 143rd (13.9).