The Creighton Bluejays (4-2) go head-to-head with the No. 12 Texas Tech Red Raiders (5-1) in the Las Vegas Invitational at Orleans Arena. The game gets underway at 8 p.m. ET on Friday, November 29, 2019.
Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Creighton Bluejays Free Prediction
The Red Raiders are trying to rebound after their 72-61 loss to the Iowa Hawkeyes in their last contest. Iowa’s effective field goal percentage was their biggest advantage over Texas Tech. The Hawkeyes had a rate of 0.509 (below their season average of 0.523), while the Red Raiders posted a mark of 0.361 (below their season average of 0.568). Chris Clarke was Texas Tech’s leading scorer with 11 points on 5-for-9 shooting.
The last time the Bluejays took the floor, they lost big to the San Diego State Aztecs, 83-52. San Diego State’s offensive rebounding percentage was their largest strength over Creighton. The Aztecs had a rate of 31.8 (below their season average of 31.9), while the Bluejays posted a mark of 16.7 (below their season average of 26.7). Creighton’s Mitch Ballock had a solid performance, leading the team in scoring with 12 points on 5-for-9 shooting.
This showdown pits one of the NCAA’s top offenses against one of its elite defenses as Creighton ranks 58th in offensive efficiency and Texas Tech is first in defensive efficiency dating back to last season.
Texas Tech vs. Creighton Betting Pick
College Basketball Pick: ATS Winner – Creighton, O/U – Under
Creighton ranks 27th in three pointers attempted per game (27.0) while Texas Tech ranks 253rd (19.9).
The Red Raiders rank seventh in assists allowed per game (10.0) while the Bluejays rank 227th (13.9).
Texas Tech ranks 24th in blocks per game (4.7) while Creighton ranks 221st (2.6).
The Red Raiders rank 53rd in steals per game (7.4) while the Bluejays rank 144th in steals allowed per game (6.2).
Texas Tech ranks 47th in rebounds allowed per game (32.5) while Creighton ranks 124th (34.1).