- Creighton is a four-point favorite over Texas Tech on Monday in the Maui Jim Maui Invitational
- Both teams are unbeaten; Creighton is 4-0 and Texas Tech is 3-0
- A look at the Texas Tech vs Creighton matchup and odds can be found below with a pick
Two ranked and unbeaten teams start off the Maui Jim Maui Invitational when #23 Texas Tech faces #10 Creighton at 2:30 p.m. ET Monday in a first-round game at the Lahaina Civic Center in Hawaii.
Texas Tech (3-0) beat Louisiana Tech 64-55 on Monday night. On Thursday night, Creighton (4-0) routed UC Riverside 80-51.
Texas Tech vs Creighton Odds
|Texas Tech||OFF||+4 (-110)||Over 133.5 (-110)|
|Creighton||OFF||-4 (-110)||Under 133.5 (-110)|
Odds as of November 20th at Caesars Sportsbook.
Texas Tech Betting Trends
Senior forward Kevin Obanor has led the way in the early part of the season for Texas Tech. That is not surprising as he is the only one of the Red Raiders’ top nine scorers from last season who returned for the 2022-23 season.
Obanor is averaging 12.3 points and 6.3 rebounds a game. He led the way with 15 points and eight boards in the win over Louisiana Tech.
Back in the Big 12 after a year in the Pac-12, senior guard De’Vion Harmon is stuffing the stat sheet with averages of 11.3 points, 4.3 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 2.0 steals. Against Louisiana Tech, he had 15 points, six assists, four rebounds and two steals.
— Texas Tech Basketball (@TexasTechMBB) November 19, 2022
Harmon transferred to Texas Tech after playing for Oregon last season. He began his college career with two seasons at Oklahoma.
Sophomore forward Daniel Batcho is Texas Tech’s top rebounder with 7.0 a game. He has a 9.3 scoring average.
Freshman guard Pop Isaacs contributed 10 points and four assists Monday when the Red Raiders shot 50.0% (23 of 46) to offset 20 turnovers. They held Louisiana Tech to 37.7% (20 of 53) shooting overall and 6 of 24 (25.0%) from three-point range.
Creighton Betting Trends
A year after emerging as one of the nation’s top big men, junior center Ryan Kalkbrenner is leading Creighton with 16.5 points and 6.8 rebounds a game. In the win over UC Riverside, he finished with 12 points and eight rebounds while making five of six shots from the field.
The Bluejays shot 52.5% (52.5) while limiting UC Riverside to 35.5% (22 of 62), including 15.8% (3 of 19) from distance. Kalkbrenner helped Creighton to a 42-31 rebounding advantage.
Creighton's Ryan Kalkbrenner has made 19 straight field goals spanning his last two games. I stitched all of them together.
17 of those buckets were assisted and the other 2 were put-backs. 9 were bunnies, 8 were dunks, 1 was a hook (and-one) and 1 was a 3. He took 1 dribble. pic.twitter.com/OxyXjsw1MC
— Jacob Padilla (@JacobPadilla_) November 17, 2022
Senior guard Baylor Scheierman, a transfer from South Dakota State, knocked down 7 of 10 shots on his way to 17 points and six rebounds. He has made an immediate impact with Creighton with averages of 10.5 points, 8.8 rebounds and 2.0 steals.
Sophomore forward Arthur Kaluma added 12 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Sophomore guard Trey Alexander contributed 12 points, nine rebounds and three assists.
For the season, Kaluma is scoring 13.5 points and grabbing 5.8 rebounds a game. Alexander is averaging 11.3 points and 5.0 rebounds.
Texas Tech vs Creighton Prediction
The teams last met in 2019 at Paradise, Nev., with Creighton winning 83-76. This matchup has the makings of being a close one so let’s go with Texas Tech and the points.
Pick: Texas Tech +4 (-110)