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Texas Tech vs Ohio State Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Nov. 23 (Elite Defenses Shine at Maui Invitational)

Larry Rupp
Texas Tech vs Ohio State prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Texas Tech vs Ohio State prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photos/Justin Rex
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Texas Tech vs Ohio State Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
No. 21 Texas Tech Red Raiders (4-1) vs. Ohio State Buckeyes (4-1)
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022
Time: 2:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Lahaina Civic Center — Maui, HI
Coverage: ESPN

The 2022-23 college basketball season continues on Wednesday with a thrilling matchup between the No. 21 Texas Tech Red Raiders and Ohio State Buckeyes. Texas Tech cruised by Louisville, 70-38, on Tuesday as 11 Red Raiders players scored a bucket. Kevin Obanor paved the way with 15 points.

Meanwhile, Ohio State took care of business during an 81-53 win over Cincinnati on Tuesday. Junior forward Zed Key kept up his early success with 19 points (8-of-11 shooting) and 9 rebounds. The Buckeyes only turned the ball over six times and went a stellar 15-of-18 from the free throw line.

Texas Tech vs Ohio State Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: TTU: (-120) | OSU: (+100)
Spread: TTU: -1.5 (-105) | OSU: +1.5 (-115)
Total: 132.5 —Over: (-106) | Under: (-114)

Texas Tech enters this contest as slight favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 2:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 132.5 points, which is below average compared to Wednesday's projected totals.

Texas Tech vs Ohio State Prediction & Pick

Texas Tech has won four of its first five games, but it is not because of its offense. The Red Raiders are averaging an underwhelming 70.0 points per game (T-No. 186 in NCAA) and shooting 46.6% from the floor (No. 86 in NCAA). They are also averaging 15.4 turnovers per game (T-No. 181 in NCAA).

That last statistic is a big deal considering the Buckeyes are only racking up 11.8 turnovers per game. Ohio State is going to have more opportunities for fast break layups and uncontested buckets on Wednesday. That'll be the difference between winning and losing in this afternoon Hawaii battle.

Final Score Prediction: Texas Tech: 63 | Ohio State: 66

Texas Tech vs Ohio State Betting Trends

- Texas Tech is 2-4 against the spread (ATS) in its last six games.
- The total has hit the under in four of Texas Tech's last five games.
- Ohio State is 2-3 ATS in its last five games.
- The total has hit the under in three of Ohio State's last five games.

Texas Tech vs Ohio State Best Bet

The spread in this game shows that these two teams are about as even as it gets, so shifting gears to the point total is a safe move here. The total has hit the under in four of Texas Tech's first five games of the year as well as in three of Ohio State's first five games. Both of these teams excel on defense.

The Red Raiders are giving up just 54.4 points per game (No. 12 in NCAA) on 35.2% shooting (No. 13 in NCAA). On the other side, the Buckeyes are allowing only 58.6 points per game (No. 36 in NCAA) on 35.7% shooting (No. 17 in NCAA). Expect to see a lot of possessions go late into the shot clock.

Bet: Under 132.5 Points (-110)

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