NCAAB Best Bets for November 21: Top Picks in the Maui Invitational Tournament

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Guard Elijah Fisher #22 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders blocks a shot from guard Emareyon McDonald #2 of the Northwestern State Demons. John E. Moore III/Getty Images/AFP.

There are plenty of intriguing matchups in the Maui Jim Maui Invitational Tournament.

We gave our college basketball picks for a couple of those games. Find out which bets were on for today’s college basketball slate!

Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Creighton Bluejays

Monday, November 21, 2022 – 02:30 PM EST at Lahaina Civic Center

The Texas Tech Red Raiders will take on the Creighton Bluejays in a top-25 ranked matchup in Hawaii for the Maui Jim Maui Invitational. Both teams are coming into this game undefeated.

Creighton has knocked off a bunch of low-ranked opponents. They’ll now have Texas Tech and Texas in back-to-back games. Meanwhile, Texas Tech has 3 wins to begin the year. The Red Raiders’ win over Louisiana Tech was a top-150 win for the program.

Teams Analysis

Texas Tech Red Raiders

Texas Tech is led by Kevin Obanor, who has averaged 12.3 points per game. The offense has shot a 55.2% practical field goal percentage but has also turned the ball over 25.1% of the time. Creighton is only earning 17.9% of turnovers this season. Therefore, the Red Raiders can slightly limit the turnovers in this game.

But while Texas Tech has earned 29.2% of offensive rebounds, Creighton has only allowed 14.8% of offensive rebounds this season. The Bluejays also have limited teams from getting to the foul line early this season. However, Creighton has allowed teams to shoot 38.4% from downtown. Texas Tech isn’t taking many 2, but they’re still making them at 35.8%.

Creighton Bluejays

Meanwhile, Creighton’s offense has scored a 57.7% effective field goal percentage, led by Ryan Kalkbrenner. Kalkbrenner has scored 16.5 points per game as the center for Creighton. He averaged 80.6% from the field and hit 85.7% from the foul line.

Creighton’s not getting to the foul line consistently and has hit foul shots just 65.5% of the time this season. Still, the Bluejays have limited turnovers to 11.7% and have earned 35.7% of offensive rebounds. They’re also shooting over 35% from deep and over 61% from inside the arc.

The Pick

Texas Tech has always been known for its defense. They’ve held teams to 25.6% from deep and 39.2% from inside the arc.

Therefore, I’m rocking with the Under at the best sportsbooks in today’s game. Creighton should limit offensive rebounds and foul shots, while Texas Tech should hold Creighton from the field.

Bettors looking to wager on the Texas Tech Red Raiders can find reputable Texas betting sites to do so using Bookmakers Review.

NCAAB Pick: Under 133.5 (-110) at BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review)

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Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Arizona Wildcats

Monday, November 21, 2022 - 11:30 PM EST at Lahaina Civic Center

Teams Analysis

Cincinnati Bearcats

Arizona Wildcats

The Pick

NCAAB Pick: Arizona -8.5 (-115) at BetOnline

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