Iowa State vs Texas Tech College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/9/21

Iowa State vs Texas Tech College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/9/21 Photo by Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Tech Red Raiders (9-3) at Iowa State Cyclones (2-6)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 4:00 pm (James H. Hilton Coliseum)

The Line: Iowa State Cyclones +6 -- Over/Under: 134 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Texas Tech Red Raiders and Iowa State Cyclones meet Saturday in college basketball action at the James H. Hilton Coliseum.

The Texas Tech Red Raiders look for another win to build on their 9-3 record. The Texas Tech Red Raiders are averaging 74.3 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 57.5 points on 38.5 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 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 69.9 percent from the free throw line. The Texas Tech Red Raiders are allowing 29.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.3 rebounds per game.

The Iowa State Cyclones need a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Iowa State Cyclones are averaging 69 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 72.8 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Jalen Coleman-Lands is averaging 14.5 points and 3.5 rebounds while Solomon Young is averaging 13 points and 2.5 rebounds. Rasir Bolton is the third double-digit scorer and Javan Johnson is grabbing five rebounds. The Iowa State Cyclones are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The Iowa State Cyclones are allowing 27.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.6 rebounds per game.

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The Red Raiders are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games and 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Cyclones are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games. The over is 23-9 in Red Raiders last 32 Saturday games. The under is 4-1 in Cyclones last 5 home games. The favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Texas Tech Red Raiders are the better team here and should win, but they lack consistent offense and continue to come up short against the number time and time again. The Iowa State Cyclones aren't as good as they've been in years past, but they can still shoot the ball at a decent clip and hang around at times. I can't back Texas Tech when it doesn't cover numbers. It's ISU and the points or pass.

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Randy’s Pick Iowa State Cyclones +6

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