The Iowa Hawkeyes (4-1) square off against the No. 12 Texas Tech Red Raiders (5-0) in the Las Vegas Invitational at Orleans Arena. The game begins at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 28, 2019.
Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Prediction
In the Hawkeyes’ last outing, they blew out the Cal Poly Mustangs, 85-59. The Hawkeyes had a much better free throw rate (0.316 vs. 0.123) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.588 (above their season average of 0.508). Iowa was led by Luka Garza, who finished with 18 points and nine rebounds.
The Red Raiders had no trouble getting past the LIU Sharks in their last outing, 96-66. The Red Raiders, who came into the game averaging an offensive rebounding percentage of 31.9, had a phenomenal mark of 41.2 and had a turnover percentage of 11.5 (better than their season average of 18.4). Jahmi’us Ramsey was the game’s top scorer with 27 points on 10-for-16 shooting from the field.
Texas Tech figures to have the advantage on the offensive side of the ball. Since last season, the Red Raiders rank 62nd in offensive efficiency, while the Hawkeyes rank 225th in defensive efficiency. Moreover, the Hawkeyes rank second in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.313), while the Red Raiders rank 261st in opponents’ FTA rate (0.247).
Iowa vs. Texas Tech Betting Pick
Free Basketball Pick: ATS Winner – Texas Tech, O/U – Under
Texas Tech ranks fifth in assists allowed per game (9.7) while Iowa ranks 291st (15.3).
The Red Raiders rank 130th in three pointers allowed per game (21.6) while the Hawkeyes rank 273rd (24.4).
Texas Tech ranks 57th in steals per game (7.4) while Iowa ranks 189th in steals allowed per game (6.5).
The Red Raiders rank 22nd in blocks per game (4.7) while the Hawkeyes rank 132nd (3.4).
Texas Tech ranks 48th in rebounds allowed per game (32.4) while Iowa ranks 142nd (34.6).