Planning on watching today’s Red Raiders and Bulldogs game? Catch the action at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN, as the Bulldogs hosts this showdown at 6:30 ET on FS1. The over/under for this game is set at 139.5 points, and the Bulldogs are the home favorites against the Red Raiders in a non-conference matchup.
TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS VS BUTLER BULLDOGS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Butler Bulldogs -1.5
This game will be played at Hinkle Fieldhouse at 6:30 ET on Thursday, November 30th.
WHY BET THE BUTLER BULLDOGS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-67 in favor of the Bulldogs.
- Not only will Butler pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 139.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.
Does Texas Tech Have What it Takes on the Road?
Today, Texas Tech will play their 7th game of the season against Butler. So far, they have a 5-1 record. In their three road games, they have gone 2-1, and they are undefeated at home. Texas Tech’s ATS record is sitting below .500, currently at 2-4. Over their last five games, the team has gone 1-4 vs. the spread.
After six games, Texas Tech has an over/under record of 2-4-0, with their games averaging a combined 130 points per game so far. Looking at the Red Raiders’ last three games, their over/under record is 2-1 with their games averaging 141 points per game.
The Red Raiders’ offense wrapped up their last game with 73 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 69.3 points per contest. One area that the Texas Tech offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 114th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 41%.
Texas Tech’s defense has been playing well, ranking 16th nationally, with 60.7 points allowed per game. In their previous game vs. Michigan, the Wolverines finished with a field goal percentage of 40% and a total of 57 points vs. Texas Tech.
Will the Bulldogs Secure A Victory as Home Favorites?
Before their 8th game, Butler will face Texas Tech with a record of 5-2. On the road, the Bulldogs have gone 1-1, while they are 4-1 at home this season. Butler is currently excelling against the spread, sitting at 6-1. In their last five games, the team holds a perfect 5-0 ATS record.
Looking at their over/under performance through seven games, Butler has an over/under record of 3-4-0, with their games averaging 145.9 points per game on average. The Bulldogs have an over/under record of 2-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 157 points per game.
The Butler offense is coming off a game where they scored 70 points against Boise State. They posted a field goal percentage of 51.8% and connected on 4 threes. Pierre Brooks is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 16.7. Meanwhile, Jahmyl Telfort also brings a PPG average of 13.9 into the game.
So far this season, the Butler defense has been performing well, ranking 55th in the country at 65.3 points allowed per contest. Against Boise State, the Bulldogs’ defense gave up 56 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Boise State only made 9 free-throws.