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Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 7:00pm EST
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Louisville Cardinals

Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

When: Tuesday, December 10, 7:00 PM. ET.

The Louisville Cardinals will be going for their 10th consecutive win when they take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the Jimmy V Classic on Tuesday night.

Red Raiders Trying To Snap Three-Game Losing Streak

The Red Raiders got off to a great start, winning their first five games, but they have struggled since their schedule got tougher and have lost their last three games. They will be trying to pull off an upset of the top-ranked team in the country and avoid a fourth consecutive loss when they play the Cardinals on Tuesday.

Texas Tech has played well offensively, averaging 79 points per game. However, the team has struggled during its losing streak and is averaging 65.6 points per game in its last three games. The Red Raiders are shooting 46 percent from the field and 34 percent from three-point range.

In their last game, the Red Raiders finished with 60 points despite playing an extra period. Terrence Shannon Jr. led the way for the team with 24 points and eight rebounds. Kyler Edwards finished with 12 points and seven rebounds, while Davide Moretti added 10 points and two steals for the Red Raiders.

Texas Tech has also played well defensively, holding opponents to 65.1 points per game. They gave up 73.3 points per game in their last three games and will need to do a better job on the defensive end to pick up the win.

Cardinals Trying To Remain Undefeated

The Cardinals are off to a better start than most expected and have won their last nine games, which included an impressive win over fourth-ranked Michigan, which had already defeated two top 10 teams. They will be trying to avoid an upset and pick up their 10th win in a row when they face the Red Raiders on Tuesday.

Louisville has played well offensively, averaging 77.1 points per game. The team is shooting 49 percent from the field and 39 percent from three-point range. They were held to 64 points in their last game, but they didn’t have to do much offensively because they held their opponent to 46 points.

Jordan Nwora led the way for the Cardinals with 19 points, six rebounds, and two assists. Malik Williams finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds, while Ryan McMahon added 11 points and three rebounds for the Cardinals.

Louisville is one of the best defensive teams in the league, holding opponents to 57.6 points per game. They held their last three opponents to 47.6 points per game and will pick up the win if they continue playing well on the defensive end.

Best Bets for this Game

Full-Game Side Bet

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The Cardinals are one of the best defensive teams in the country, holding opponents to 57.6 points per game. They have been exceptional in their last three games, holding their opponents, which includes then fourth-ranked Michigan, to 47.6 points per game. Louisville’s defense will be the key to the team’s success in this game because they will stifle the Red Raiders, who are averaging 65.6 points per game in their last three games and managed only 60 points in their last game despite the game going into overtime. Offensively, the Cardinals also have the edge because they are averaging 77.1 points per game and do a great job shooting from distance, making 39 percent of their three-point shots. Texas Tech hasn’t looked like the same team that made the championship game last season. They feasted on lower-tier schools in their first five games and have struggled against teams from power conferences, losing all three games they have played. With the Cardinals winning their first nine games and dominating a Michigan team that beat two top-10 teams the previous week, expect them to cover the spread and pick up their 10th win of the season.

Prediction: Louisville Cardinals -7

Full-Game Total Pick

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The Cardinals are holding opponents to 57.6 points per game this season and have held two of their last three opponents under 50 points. The Red Raiders are averaging 79 points per game, but they haven’t scored a lot of points in their last three games and are averaging 65.6 points per game during that span, so don’t expect them to do a lot of scoring in this game. Defensively, the Red Raiders are giving up 65.1 points per game, but they have struggled in their last three games and are giving up 73.3 points per game. With the Cardinals averaging 64.3 points per game in their last three games, it is safe to say they too won’t be scoring a lot of points in this game, making the under the best bet here. The under is 3-2 in Texas Tech's last five games and 3-0 in Louisville's last three games.

Prediction: Under 128

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The Cardinals will cover the first-half spread in this game because they have outplayed the Red Raiders in the first half of their last three games, averaging 33.3 points per game while the Red Raiders average 28 points per game.

Prediction: Louisville Cardinals

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The Cardinals and Red Raiders are averaging 61.3 combined points per game in the first half of their last three games and will fall short of the first half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Under
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Written By Bosun Akinpelu

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