Texas Tech vs Kansas State College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/5/21

Texas Tech vs Kansas State College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/5/21 Photo by Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas State Wildcats (5-6) at Texas Tech Red Raiders (8-3)

College Basketball: Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 7:00 pm (United Supermarkets Arena)

The Line: Texas Tech Red Raiders -15.5 -- Over/Under: 125 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Kansas State Wildcats and Texas Tech Red Raiders meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the United Supermarkets Arena.

The Kansas State Wildcats look for a win to get back to a .500 record. The Kansas State Wildcats are averaging 65.9 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 70.4 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Mike McGuirl is averaging 12.5 points and 3.5 rebounds while DaJuan Gordon is averaging 10.5 points and 2.2 assists. Nijel Pack is dishing 3.7 assists and Selton Miguel is grabbing 1.8 rebounds. The Kansas State Wildcats are shooting 31.2 percent from beyond the arc and 66.7 percent from the free throw line. The Kansas State Wildcats are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.9 rebounds per game.

The Texas Tech Red Raiders look for a win after splitting their last four games. The Texas Tech Red Raiders are averaging 73.5 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 56.3 points on 37.4 percent shooting. Mac McClung is averaging 15 points and 2.7 assists while Terrence Shannon Jr. is averaging 13 points and 4.7 rebounds. Kyler Edwards is the third double-digit scorer and Kevin McCullar is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Texas Tech Red Raiders are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 68.2 percent from the free throw line. The Texas Tech Red Raiders are allowing 28.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.5 rebounds per game.

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The Wildcats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Red Raiders are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 5-1-1 in Wildcats last 7 road games. The under is 7-3 in Red Raiders last 10 overall. The favorite is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Kansas State Wildcats don't do anything well on either side of the ball and are often caught in these ugly games, but they compete and play hard. The Texas Tech Red Raiders have had issues scoring consistently all season and don't blow teams out often, which is why they've been horrible against the number these last few weeks. This is a game where the Kansas State Wildcats should be able to do just enough to hang around and give us a cover. Give me the points.

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Randy’s Pick Kansas State Wildcats +15.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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