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Texas Tech vs. Iowa State - 2/7/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Iowa State Cyclones (12-10) at Texas Tech Red Raiders (19-4)
Date & Time Wednesday February 7, 2018, 9:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Texas Tech Red Raiders -13.5 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
ESPNU
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NCAA BB | Iowa State Cyclones (12-10) at Texas Tech Red Raiders (19-4)
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The Iowa State Cyclones and Texas Tech Red Raiders meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the United Supermarkets Arena.

The Iowa State Cyclones need a win here after losing eight of their last 11 games. The Iowa State Cyclones are averaging 73.7 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 73.6 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Lindell Wigginton is averaging 16 points and 2.6 assists while Donovan Jackson is averaging 15.8 points and 1.6 rebounds. Nick Babb is the third double-digit scorer and Cameron Lard is grabbing 7.8 rebounds. The Iowa State Cyclones are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 71.6 percent from the free throw line. The Iowa State Cyclones are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.1 rebounds per game. The Iowa State Cyclones have lost seven straight road games.

The Texas Tech Red Raiders look to stay hot while building on their four-game winning streak. The Texas Tech Red Raiders are averaging 76.7 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 62.9 points on 39.5 percent shooting. Keenan Evans is averaging 18.6 points and 3.5 assists while Jarrett Culver is averaging 10.8 points and four rebounds. Zhaire Smith is the third double-digit scorer and Niem Stevenson is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Texas Tech Red Raiders are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 69.9 percent from the free throw line. The Texas Tech Red Raiders are allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.3 rebounds per game. The Texas Tech Red Raiders haven’t lost a home game since February 20 of last year.

The Cyclones are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 road games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss. The Red Raiders are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. Big 12 and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Cyclones are 4-9 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Texas Tech, the home team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Iowa State Cyclones beat Texas Tech by 18 points a couple of weeks ago despite being seven point underdogs. However, ISU has shown very little since that victory and are being outscored by 13.7 points on the road this season. The Texas Tech Red Raiders have found some consistent play recently and are one of the top home teams in the country, which includes allowing 36.7 percent shooting and outscoring teams by 20.5 points. This is a lot of chalk given the way the last game went, but Texas Tech is a different club at home.

Pick:
Texas Tech Red Raiders -13.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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