Texas Tech vs. Kansas State - 2/4/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas State Wildcats (12-9) at Texas Tech Red Raiders (11-11)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 9:00 pm (United Spirit Arena)
The Line: Texas Tech Red Raiders +3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Kansas State Wildcats and Texas Tech Red Raiders meet Wednesday at the United Supermarkets Arena.
The Kansas State Wildcats have split their last 10 games and hope for their second road win. On the season, KSU is averaging 65 points on 45 percent shooting and is allowing 63 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Marcus Foster is averaging 14 points and 2.1 assists while Thomas Gipson is averaging 11.4 points and 4.8 rebounds. Nino Williams is the third player averaging double-digit points and Justin Edwards is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Kansas State Wildcats have six players averaging at least 5.2 points, and they’re shooting 67.5 percent from the line and 35.5 percent from downtown. Defensively, Kansas State is allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and has given up 68 or less points in 15 of its last 16 games.
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The Texas Tech Red Raiders have lost five of their last six games and look for their second Big 12 win. On the season, Texas Tech is averaging 63 points on 40 percent shooting and is allowing 63.6 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Devaugntah Williams is averaging 10.2 points and 3.2 rebounds while Robert Turner is averaging 9.2 points and 3.3 rebounds. Norense Odiase is grabbing 4.4 rebounds and Toddrick Gotcher is shooting 34.2 percent from the field. The Texas Tech Red Raiders have seven players averaging at least five points, and they’re shooting 66.5 percent from the line and 30.8 percent from downtown. Defensively, Texas Tech is allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and has given up 70 or more points in six of its last nine games.
The Wildcats are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games. The Red Raiders are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. Wildcats are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Texas Tech.
Texas Tech is a young team but isn't short on talent. The Red Raiders are bound to upset a couple of teams before this season is over, and I see this being one of those games they can steal. KSU is good but can go long stretches of ugly offensive ball. I like the home team here in a upset.