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Texas Tech vs. Kansas State - 3/5/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Kansas State Wildcats (16-14) at Texas Tech Red Raiders (18-11)

College Basketball: Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 3:00 pm (United Supermarkets Arena)

The Line: Texas Tech Red Raiders -5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPNEWS

The Kansas State Wildcats and Texas Tech Red Raiders meet Saturday at the United Supermarkets Arena.

The Kansas State Wildcats haven’t won back-to-back games since December 27-29. The Kansas State Wildcats are averaging 70.8 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 67.2 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Justin Edwards is averaging 12.1 points and 5.7 rebounds while Wesley Iwundu is averaging 11.9 points and 3.7 assists. Dean Wade is grabbing 5.1 rebounds and Barry Brown is dishing 1.6 assists. The Kansas State Wildcats are shooting 29.8 percent from beyond the arc and 69.2 percent from the free throw line. The Wildcats are allowing 30.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game. The Kansas State Wildcats have lost seven of their last eight road games.

Texas Tech vs. Kansas State - 3/5/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Texas Tech Red Raiders look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Texas Tech Red Raiders are averaging 72.5 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 69.9 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Toddrick Gotcher is averaging 11.1 points and 2.3 assists while Aaron Ross is averaging 10.7 points and 4.6 rebounds. Devaugntah Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Zach Smith is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The Texas Tech Red Raiders are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The Red Raiders are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game. The Texas Tech Red Raiders have won four straight home games.

The Wildcats are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Red Raiders are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Wildcats are 3-8 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Texas Tech.

The Texas Tech Red Raiders have been pretty solid as of late, especially on their home court. Kansas State is an awful road team and the home team has won five of the last six meetings between these two teams. I'll eat the chalk here. 

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Texas Tech Red Raiders -5.5

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