Check out our free Texas Tech vs Iowa State pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Ames. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Texas Tech vs Iowa State Pick & Preview: Tuesday, January 10th Betting Odds
Red Raiders vs Cyclones Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Texas Tech Red Raiders at Iowa State Cyclones
- Where: Ames at Hilton Coliseum
- Date: Tuesday, January 10th
- Betting Odds: Texas Tech +6.5, TXTECH +235 | IOWAST -298 O/U 128.5
Red Raiders Preview:
Texas Tech will take the floor against the Cyclones with an overall record of 10-5. On the road, the Red Raiders will be playing their 3rd game of the season, having gone 1-2. So far, the Red Raiders have been the underdog 3 times, going 0-3 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +6.5 underdogs on the spread.
Texas Tech’s leading scorer this season is Kevin Obanor, who is averaging 16.4 points per contest. So far, Obanor has accounted for 20.92% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 6.27 rebounds per game and 1.13 assists. De’Vion Harmon is the second leading scorer for the Red Raiders, averaging 12.4 points per game. Between him and Harmon, they are accounting for 36.7% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Texas Tech this season, as they are currently ranked 182nd in college basketball at 71.7 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Red Raiders’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.4%, placing them 394th in the NCAA.
Iowa State will take their 5 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 12-2. Currently, the Cyclones have been the home team 9 times, sitting with a record of 9-0. The Cyclones’ are sitting with a betting line that is -6.5 points in their favor. For the season, Iowa State has been favored to win in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 7-0.
Iowa State’s leading scorer this season is Jaren Holmes, who is averaging 13.0 points per contest. So far, Holmes has accounted for 18.4% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.14 rebounds per game and 3.21 assists. Gabe Kalscheur is the second leading scorer for the Cyclones, averaging 10.86 points per game. Between him and Kalscheur, they are accounting for 33.8% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Iowa State this season, as they are currently ranked 345th in college basketball at 66.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Cyclones’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.1%, placing them 359th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Texas Tech Red Raiders +6.5
For this matchup, our model is suggesting that the best bet is to take the Texas Tech Red Raiders to cover the spread as the road underdogs. Even though the Red Raiders aren’t an oustanding 3-point shooting team, they will benefit from facing a Iowa State offense that also had its problems with outside shooting. In addition, Texas Tech has made up for their low 3-point numbers by posting a field goal percentage of 47.0%, which places them above the NCAA average. We this as a great spot to get a wager down on the Texas Tech Red Raiders to cover the spread on the road.