Kansas State Wildcats vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders - 1/12/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Tech Red Raiders (11-3) at Kansas State Wildcats (10-5)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Bramlage Coliseum)
The Line: Kansas State Wildcats -3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3
The Texas Tech Red Raiders will travel to play the Kansas State Wildcats in a Big 12 conference game on Tuesday.
The Kansas State Wildcats are 10-5 (0-3) and are coming off of a loss to Oklahoma by a score of 86-76. Kansas State has yet to win a conference game, but played West Virginia and Texas very tough, only losing by a combined 7 points. Kansas State also has 10 point losses to North Carolina, @Texas A&M, and @Oklahoma. Kansas State is averaging 72.8 points per game while giving up 64.7 points per game. Kansas State is also averaging 38 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per game. Wesley Iwundu is averaging 12.7 points per game and 4.3 rebounds per game for Kansas State. Justin Edwards is averaging 12.1 points per game and 5.8 rebounds per game for the Wildcats. Kansas State is shooting 68.8% on free throws, 27.8% on three-pointers, and 42.2% on all field goal attempts.
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The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 11-3 (1-2) and are coming off of a loss to Kansas by a score of 69-59. Texas Tech has played well this season, with wins over Minnesota, Mississippi State, and Texas. Texas Tech has also lost to Iowa State and Utah, in addition to the Kansas loss in their last game. Texas Tech is averaging 74.9 points per game while giving up 66.3 points per game. Texas Tech is also averaging 37.1 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per game. Devaugntah Williams is averaging 14 points per game and 3.8 rebounds per game for Texas Tech. Toddrick Gotcher is averaging 11.9 points per game and 4.4 rebounds per game for the Red Raiders. Texas Tech is shooting 72.2% on free throws, 30.3% on three-pointers, and 45.8% on all field goal attempts.
Texas Tech is 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games. Texas Tech is 5-13 ATS in their last 18 road games. The under is 14-3 in Texas Tech’s last 17 Tuesday games. Kansas State is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games. Kansas State is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 conference games. The under is 4-1 in Kansas State’s last 5 Tuesday games. The under is 8-0 in these two teams last 8 meetings.
Kansas State will be looking for their first conference win in this matchup. Kansas State is a lower scoring team, but plays good defense. Texas Tech is the better shooting team in this matchup. Texas Tech was able to hang around against Kansas, but I expect Kansas State to win this one.