Kansas State vs. Texas Tech - 1/14/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Tech Red Raiders (10-6) at Kansas State Wildcats (9-7)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Bramlage Coliseum)
The Line: Kansas State Wildcats -9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Texas Tech Red Raiders and Kansas State Wildcats play Wednesday at the Bramlage Coliseum.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders have lost five of their last six games and play their third true road game. On the season, Texas Tech is averaging 67.4 points on 43.2 percent shooting and is allowing 61.6 points on 39.6 percent shooting. Devaugntah Williams is averaging 11.1 points and two assists while Robert Turner is averaging 8.7 points and 2.9 rebounds. Norense Odiase is grabbing 4.8 rebounds and Toddrick Gotcher is shooting 38.3 percent from the field. The Texas Tech Red Raiders rely on their defense that’s allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and has given up 62 or less points in eight of their last 12 games. Offensively, Texas Tech is shooting 64.5 percent from the line and 31.1 percent from deep. Alex Foster and Justin Gray are questionable with injuries.
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The Kansas State Wildcats have split their last six games and look for their third conference win. On the season, Kansas State is averaging 66.2 points on 45.8 percent shooting and is allowing 63.2 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Marcus Foster is averaging 13.7 points and 1.9 assists while Thomas Gipson is averaging 11.6 points and 4.8 rebounds. Nino Williams is the third player averaging double-digit points and Jevon Thomas is dishing 3.8 assists. The Kansas State Wildcats have eight players averaging at least five points while they’re shooting 66.3 percent from the line and 36.8 percent from downtown. Defensively, Kansas State is allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and has given up 63 or less points in five straight games.
The Red Raiders are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Wildcats are 15-6 ATS in their last 21 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a S.U. win. The Red Raiders are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Kansas State and 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings overall.
Texas Tech is simply getting beat up against just about any decent comp on its schedule, as this is clearly a down year for the Red Raiders. Meanwhile KSU has a decent offense to go along with its defense and has played its best ball at home. Give me the Wildcats by double digits.