Check out our free Texas Tech vs LSU pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Baton Rouge. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Texas Tech vs LSU Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 28th Betting Odds
Red Raiders vs Tigers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Texas Tech Red Raiders at LSU Tigers
- Where: Baton Rouge at Pete Maravich Assembly Center
- Date: Saturday, January 28th
- Betting Odds: Texas Tech -2.5, TXTECH -148 | LSU +120 O/U 133.5
Red Raiders Preview:
Texas Tech will be looking to pick up a win in today’s game vs LSU in order to snap their current 8 game losing streak. So far, the Red Raiders have played 6 games on the road, with a record of 1-5. This season, Texas Tech has been favored to win in 14 games, sitting with a mark of 10-4. For today’s contest, Texas Tech has a betting line set -2.5 points in their favor.
Kevin Obanor comes into today’s game as the Red Raiders’ leading scorer at 15.0 points per contest. Not only has Obanor been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Texas Tech’s top rebounder at 6.35 boards per contest. Behind Obanor, the team has benefited from the strong play of De’Vion Harmon, who is second on the team in scoring at 12.2 points per game. Overall, he has hit 45.4% of his shots and is adding 2.65 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Texas Tech this season, as they are currently ranked 182nd in college basketball at 71.7 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Red Raiders’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.4%, placing them 394th in the NCAA.
LSU will be looking to pick up a win in today’s game vs Texas Tech in order to snap their current 7 game losing streak. Currently, the Tigers have been the home team 13 times, sitting with a record of 10-3. So far, the Tigers have been the underdog 10 times, going 2-8 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +2.5 underdogs on the spread.
KJ Williams comes into today’s game as the Tigers’ leading scorer at 17.35 points per contest. Not only has Williams been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is LSU’s top rebounder at 7.3 boards per contest. Behind Williams, the team has benefited from the strong play of Adam Miller, who is second on the team in scoring at 11.7 points per game. Overall, he has hit 34.4% of his shots and is adding 2.1 boards per game.
On offense, LSU is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.1 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 20 games, they have only hit 31.9% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 34.64% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Free Spread Prediction: Texas Tech Red Raiders -2.5
Heading into this matchup, the oddmakers have the Texas Tech Red Raiders as the -2.5 point favorites over the LSU Tigers. Even though this will be a tough road matchup for the Red Raiders’, look for a strong defensive effort to lead them to a victory. When it comes to getting a bet down on the spread, we see LSU struggling with their outside shot, as this has been a trend all season long. On the other side, even though the Texas Tech also hasn’t been lighting it up from downtown, our projections show them putting together a good offensive performance. For today’s game, our recommendation is to take Texas Tech laying the points.