Iowa State vs. Texas Tech - 1/6/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Tech Red Raiders (11-1) at Iowa State Cyclones (11-2)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Hilton Coliseum)
The Line: Iowa State Cyclones -9 -- Over/Under: 159 See the Latest Odds
The Iowa State Cyclones and the Texas Tech Red Raiders face off on Wednesday in college basketball action.
The Iowa State Cyclones are 11-2 this season and are ranked 14th in the latest polls. Iowa State is averaging 85.8 points and they are shooting 50.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 72.5 points and their opponents are shooting 42.1 percent. Georges Niang leads the Cyclones averaging 19.6 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. Jameel McKay is averaging 14.1 points and 9.5 rebounds, Monte Morris is averaging 14 points and 7.5 assists, and Abdel Nader is averaging 12.4 points and 5.2 rebounds. Iowa State doesn’t have a ton of depth with just five players seeing action in all 13 games thus far.
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The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 11-1 this season and they have quietly won their last 10 games in a row. Texas Tech is averaging 76.8 points and they are shooting 46.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 65.2 points and their opponents are shooting 38.8 percent. Devaugntah Williams leads the Red Raiders averaging 15.2 points per game. Toddrick Gotcher is averaging 11.8 points, Zach Smith is averaging 10.3 points and 6.6 rebounds, and Norense Odiase is averaging 9.7 points and 5.0 rebounds. Texas Tech appears to have one of their best teams in many years.
Iowa State is 5-0-1 against the spread against the Big 12, 4-1 against the spread following a loss, and 12-4-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Texas Tech is 7-0 against the spread in their last seven games, 6-2 against the spread against the Big 12, and 4-13 against the spread in their last 17 road games. The home team has covered the point spread in five of the last seven meetings of these two.
We are getting a nice line here because of the public perception of Texas Tech and I expect them to cover here at worst.