Iowa State vs Texas Tech NCAAB Odds & Game Preview

Iowa State vs Texas Tech NCAAB Odds & Game Preview

Written by on January 16, 2019

The Big 12’s deep with 6 teams with 4 losses or less. Iowa State and Texas Tech are two of those teams with less than 4 loss. Texas Tech has only a single loss to Duke while Iowa State’s 4 losses all make sense. This is a massive game on Wednesday night. Can the Cyclones keep it close versus the Red Raiders? Or will Texas Tech show why their the best team in the Big 12?

Iowa State vs Texas Tech NCAAB Odds & Game Preview

Why Iowa State Cyclones are a good bet +5?

After two excellent victories, 69-63 over Oklahoma State and 77-60 over Kansas, Iowa State imploded in losses to both Baylor and Kansas State.

There’s a chance the Cyclones bounce back against the Red Raiders, though. Even if Texas Tech’s excellent defense forces Iowa State to play slow in the first half, the Cyclones will pick it up in the second half. Few teams can score as quickly as Iowa State. They’ve got a shot at the moneyline upset.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 79.8
  • Field Goal %: 48.1
  • 3-Point %: 36.3
  • Free Throw %: 72.1
  • Rebounds/G: 35.9
Defense:
  • Points/G: 64.6
  • Field Goal %: 40.4
  • 3-Point %: 31.8
  • Free Throw %: 73.4
  • Rebounds/G: 30.9

Why #8 Texas Tech Red Raiders are a good bet -5?

After the 58-69 loss to Duke, the Red Raiders had every right to get into a shell and play bad basketball. They didn’t. They’ve gone undefeated since.

Part of going undefeated in their last 5 is winning 4 straight versus Big 12 opponents: 62-59 at West Virginia, 63-57 versus Kansas State, 66-59 over Oklahoma, and 68-62 at Texas. Texas Tech won’t allow Iowa State to get into a rhythm. They’ll win and cover on January 16.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 72.7
  • Field Goal %: 47.8
  • 3-Point %: 34.2
  • Free Throw %: 71.4
  • Rebounds/G: 35.2
Defense:
  • Points/G: 54
  • Field Goal %: 33.8
  • 3-Point %: 25.4
  • Free Throw %: 66.5
  • Rebounds/G: 28.2

NCAAB Betting Trends for Iowa State vs Texas Tech

  • Iowa State is 8-4 ATS in the last 12 games
  • Iowa State is 9-3 SU in the last 12 games
  • The total went UNDER in 14 of Iowa State’s last 19 games
  • Texas Tech is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Texas Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Texas Tech’s last 17 games

Iowa State vs Texas Tech Final NCAAB Betting Analysis

Iowa State averages close to 85 points per game while the Red Raiders rank second in college basketball at the amount of points they allow per. The Cyclones best shot is to force Texas Tech to play their style of basketball.

Duke’s the only team that’s been able to do that. The Blue Devils didn’t even accomplish it until late in the game. However, Iowa State is a decent basketball team. It’s hard to see them losing 3 in a row while the fact that Texas Tech is 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 says they could be ripe for the moneyline upset

NCAAB Basketball Pick: Iowa State Cyclones SU