Arkansas Pine Bluff Golden Lions (2-5) vs Texas Tech Red Raiders (7-0)Date : 12/05/2018
Time : 7:30 pm EST
Location : United Supermarkets Arena, Lubbock, Texas
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Arkansas Pine Bluff Golden Lions vs Texas Tech Red Raiders
The Arkansas Pine Bluff Golden Lions will travel to United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, Texas, to battle the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The Golden Lions have struggled all season yet come into this game winners of two of their last three games. Unfortunately, they picked up a loss in their last outing versus the Cincinnati Bearcats as they suffered a 105 – 49 defeat as they went down by 37 points at the half while shooting 32% from the field in addition to hitting only 4 of 21 3-point attempts on the night.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders have been sensational all season long as they picked up a 78 – 67 neutral site win over the 13th ranked Memphis Tigers in their last outing as they shot 47% from the floor while holding Memphis to less than 40% shooting from the field on the night en route to the victory.
Arkansas Pine Bluff Golden Lions 's Latest Performance :
As stated, the Golden Lions are allowing teams to average 88 points per game on 51% shooting from the floor. To make matters worse, they are allowing opponents to shoot 42% from 3 point range in 2018 as they have allowed 100 or more points in two of their last three outings, overall. In the last outing, they allowed the Cincinnati Bearcats to simply outclass them on the court as they allowed 105 points to the home team on 64% shooting on the night. The Bearcats made 11 of 19 3-point attempts on the night as they were led by Justin Jenifer with 13 points on the night as the Bearcats also had 5 other double-digit scores which contributed to the win.
On the other hand, Arkansas Pine-Bluff stunk it up on the offensive end as they only shot 32% on the night along with 19% from 3 point range. Couple this with a total of 29 turnovers, and it proved to be a recipe for disaster for the Golden Lions as they picked up their first loss in three outings. Nonetheless, they look to get back on track versus a Texas Tech team that has been nearly flawless on the defensive end this year in preventing teams from obtaining consistent looks at the basket.
Texas Tech Red Raiders's Latest Performance :
Texas Tech is averaging 78 points per game on a tad over 50% shooting per night. On the other hand, their defense is just as solid on the year as they are allowing teams only 53 points per game on 33% shooting thus far in the season. If that was not impressive enough, the Red Raiders are allowing teams shoot only 24% from long range on the season. In their last outing, their overall defensive prowess was on full display as they allowed the Tigers to shoot only 34% from the field while Memphis connected on only three of 16 3-point attempts for the night.
On the other hand, the offense for Texas Tech shot 49% from the floor for the night yet continued to struggle from 3-point range as they made only four of 13 attempts. Jarrett Culver, leading scorer for the Red Raiders with 19 points per game on the year, struggled in this matchup and going 6-15 from the floor yet leading the team with 20 points in the all-important victory as Texas Tech had four total players in double figures for the night. Look for them to have yet another effective night as the Golden Lions of Arkansas Pine-Bluff are allowing opponents to shoot a tad over 50% per game on the year.
How Arkansas Pine Bluff Golden Lions & Texas Tech Red Raiders Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Arkansas Pine-Bluff is 3 – 1 ATS while the OU is 4 – 2
Texas Tech is 4 – 3 ATS while the OU is 2 – 4
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
Arkansas Pine-Bluff will certainly come into this game with focus in which to perform well enough to keep this game close throughout two halves. To do this, they may certainly have to push the ball early and often in which to catch the Texas Tech Red Raider defense on its heels while picking up some easy baskets in transition. And the other hand, they will have to play better on the defensive end as well in that Texas Tech is also a dangerous shooting team in averaging close to 48% shooting per night.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Texas Tech Red Raiders
My reason for the pick :
I want back the Red Raiders in this matchup as they flat out have a better overall team in this instance. As stated, Arkansas Pine-Bluff has struggled on both sides of the floor in their last outing versus the Cincinnati Bearcats. Granted, the Bearcats was certainly a huge step up in competition for the Golden Lions, however, they were dismal throughout the game and showed no signs of life. With that being the case, look for the Red Raiders to continue their misery as they will take control of this game early on their way to yet another convincing win.
Totals Selection: Pick: Over
My reason for the prediction :
I will also pick the over in this matchup as the Red Raiders will certainly pick up baskets both in transition as well as within their half court offense in this matchup versus a Golden Lions team that has been very generous on the defensive end of the floor in 2018. In all, expect the over to be the strong play in this matchup as the home team will certainly run the score up in the second half.
Betting trends for Arkansas Pine Bluff Golden Lions :
- The Golden Lions are 2 – 4 ATS in last six games
- The over is 7-2 in Golden Lions last nine games
Betting trends for Texas Tech Red Raiders:
- The Red Raiders are 3-1 ATS in last four games
- The under is 5-2 in Red Raiders last 7 games