Florida Atlantic vs. Texas Tech Pick
Can No. 21 Texas Tech cover a lopsided spread when it takes on Florida Atlantic tonight at 8PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Texas Tech is the clear favorite in this game, as the Red Raiders are getting odds of -22.5 points against FAU. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 143.5 points. Tonight’s game takes place from United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, Texas.
Texas Tech is coming off a 73-53 win over Rice this past weekend for its third straight victory. The Red Raiders are 9-1 on the season while posting a 4-3 record against the spread. Tech is scoring 81.6 points per game this season while allowing just 60.3 per contest. Keenan Evans is leading the team with 17.2 points and 3.7 assists per game. Jarrett Culver is averaging 10.1 points per game as well.
Florida Atlantic is coming off a 64-63 loss to Arkansas State this past weekend, snapping a four-game win streak. The Owls are 6-4 on the season while posting a 2-3 mark against the spread. They have failed to cover in their last two lined games. FAU is averaging 70.9 points per game on offense while allowing 71.6 per game on defense. The Owls are being led by Gerdarius Troutman, who is averaging 14 points per game while Ronald Delph is adding 13.3 points and 9.7 rebounds per game.
These two have no recent meetings to consider for tonight. Texas Tech is making good progress right now and should be able to handle FAU tonight. The Owls are 1-5 against the spread in their last six road games and 1-7 ATS in their last eight against a winning team. Texas Tech has covered in four of their last five against winning teams. The public betting is behind the Red Raiders tonight and I agree.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: TEXAS TECH -22.5