Kansas State vs. Texas Tech - 2/10/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Tech Red Raiders (20-4) at Kansas State Wildcats (17-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Bramlage Coliseum)
The Line: Kansas State Wildcats +1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Coming up from Bramlage Coliseum on Saturday, the Texas Tech Red Raiders and the Kansas State Wildcats will be meeting up on the college basketball court.
Texas Tech enters this game with a 20-4 record overall. The Raiders have won their last five straight games, including Wednesday’s versus Iowa State. In that one, Texas Tech guard Zhaire Smith managed 21 points.
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Leading the way for Texas Tech in scoring is Keenan Evans with 18.4 PPG and 3.5 APG, and Jarrett Culver is second on 11.0 PPG and 4.0 RPG. Also in double-figures for the Raiders is Smith with 10.5 PPG.
Over on the Kansas State side, they’re currently 17-7 on the year. The Wildcats had won two games, but won their last one versus Texas Wednesday. In that game, Kansas State’s Dean Wade put up 16 points.
Kansas State has some big scorers this season as well, led by Wade with 16.4 PPG and 6.2 RPG. Barry Brown (16.0 PPG), Kamau Stokes (11.9 PPG; 17 games) and Xavier Sneed (11.2 PPG) are also in double-digits for Kansas State.
The Raiders are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games following an ATS win and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 following a straight-up win. Texas Tech is also 2-6 ATS in the last eight versus the Big 12 and the under is 8-1 in their last nine Saturday games.
Meanwhile, Kansas State is 4-1 ATS in the last five games following an ATS win and 6-2 ATS in their last eight versus the Big 12. The Wildcats are also 2-5 ATS in their last seven Saturday games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games.
Texas Tech has been on a pretty good scoring run lately with at least 70 points in each of their last five games. Kansas State has been in a bit of a scoring lull lately, with just 107 points versus Kansas and West Virginia and 67 versus Texas. I’m going to go with Texas Tech for the cover here.