Lamar @ Texas Tech
Current Records: Lamar 1-5; Texas Tech 5-0
What to Know
The Lamar Cardinals are on the road again Saturday and play against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at 4 p.m. ET Nov. 27 at United Supermarkets Arena. Texas Tech will be strutting in after a victory while the Cardinals will be stumbling in from a loss.
It looks like Lamar got the smaller half of the wishbone at Thanksgiving dinner. They were within striking distance but couldn't close the gap on Wednesday as they fell 79-73 to the Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners.
As for Texas Tech, they can't say they have nothing to be thankful for this Thanksgiving week. They steamrolled past the Nebraska Omaha Mavericks 96-40 at home. Texas Tech can attribute much of their success to guard Terrence Shannon Jr., who had 18 points, and guard Mylik Wilson, who had eight points. Wilson hadn't helped his team much against the Incarnate Word Cardinals on Saturday, so this was a nice turnaround for him.
Lamar have to know they'll be fighting an uphill battle given the 27.50 point spread they are up against. Those betting on them against the spread shouldn't have high expectations for them since the squad is 1-3 ATS when expected to lose.
The Cardinals are now 1-5 while the Red Raiders sit at 5-0. Two stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Lamar is stumbling into the game with the sixth fewest takeaways in college basketball, having accrued only 10.3 on average. To make matters even worse for Lamar, Texas Tech ranks sixth in college basketball when it comes to takeaways, with 20.6 on average. So the cards are definitely stacked in Texas Tech's favor.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 4 p.m. ET
- Where: United Supermarkets Arena -- Lubbock, Texas
- TV: ESPN Plus
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $6.00
The Red Raiders are a big 27.5-point favorite against the Cardinals, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Red Raiders as a 27-point favorite.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.
Injury Report for Texas Tech
- Kevin McCullar: Game-Time Decision (Illness)