Last Updated Nov 30, 2022, 8:14 PM
Wednesday's Big East-Big 12 Battle Picks, Predictions, Odds
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A full slate of ten games between the two conferences continues again this month with the continuation of the Big East-Big 12 Battle. The last two years have seen these conferences split the results right down the middle with their clubs going 8-8 with a limited schedule in 2020 due to Covid cancellations.
Let’s look at two of the featured games between the top conferences.
Wednesday, Nov. 30
Kansas State at Butler
- Venue: Hinkle Fieldhouse
- Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
- TV-Time: FS1, 6:30 p.m. ET
- Expert Picks
Kansas State won the Cayman Islands Classic when the basket by LSU that had apparently tied the game was disallowed handing the tournament title to the Wildcats. The averted overtime period allowed under bettors to cash in the fourth of Kansas State’s last five games. Only Nevada has scored more than 59 points against them this season.
Butler struggled in the Bahamas going 1-2 in the Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament allowing at least 70 points to everyone they played. That wasn’t a problem when they were scoring 75 against BYU, but they combined for only 106 points in the other two games, losing the battle of the boards too as well as getting outshot 46% to 37%.
Coming home after a trip usually feels great but that might not be the case for the Bulldogs in this one. Kansas State is perfect this season because they’re doing a few things well. They’ve been in every game and except for that wild Nevada game, are holding teams under 43% from the field. If Butler’s scoring form returns at home they’ll win, we’re betting it won’t and taking KSU.
Score Prediction: Kansas State 75 Butler 70
Best Bet: Kansas State
Georgetown at Texas Tech
- Venue: United Supermarkets Arena
- Location: Lubbock, Texas
- TV-Time: Big12/ESPN+, 8:00 p.m. ET
- Expert Picks
Georgetown won two of its last three games, losing to American. Their last three were against La Salle, American, and the UMBC Retrievers. Which is a great mascot but not necessarily whom you want to play to get ready to go against the Big 12. In the wins, the Hoyas held their opponents to under 39% from the floor while American hit more than half the shots they took. Georgetown has had a worse shooting percentage than the last game in five straight.
Texas Tech was ranked in the Top 25 on the plane to Hawaii but going 1-2 in Maui had them traveling back as “others receiving votes”. In the second game of the tournament, they held Louisville to 38 points, for the entire game. In the two losses, they allowed an average of 78 points. They haven’t scored less than 64 this season.
Last season began in a similar fashion for the Georgetown Hoyas. Early in the season, they’re showing up on the big board as favorites in most of their contests. Then the real games begin and as they go through that gauntlet that is the Big East, that number you see right next to the plus sign seems to get bigger as the games get more important. The line in this one is reminiscent of some of those and shouldn’t be too big of a point spread for the Red Raiders.
Score Prediction: Texas Tech 70 Georgetown 52
Best Bet: Texas Tech