College baskeball point spread favors Wildcats in battle with Red Raiders
Kansas State Wildcats vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Odds
The Texas Tech Red Raiders will hit the floor running against the visiting Kansas State Wildcats Tuesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
The Red Raiders sit at 9-10 (5-7 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Wildcats are currently 17-4 (8-9 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Texas Tech is 4-7 OU, and Kansas State is 6-8-1 OU.
Bettors looking to side with Texas Tech in this one found them as 10.5-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Red Raiders at No. 305 and the Wildcats at No. 39 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 77-63 result in favor of the Wildcats.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Texas Tech's No. 180-ranked scoring average of 67.3 PPG, against a Wildcats defense rated No. 18 and allowing 57.8 PPG. The Red Raiders FG% has averaged 42.7% to date this season, less than the Wildcats shooters have managed so far (43.1% per game).
Defensively, Kansas State features the nation's No. 52-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.1 points per game. Texas Tech, meanwhile, comes in at No. 197 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Kansas State was a 52-50 winner on the road against Oklahoma. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs. The Wildcats grabbed a 52-50 win over the Sooners on Saturday, behind a 12-point effort from Will Spradling at Lloyd Noble Center.
Last time out for Texas Tech, they were a 77-61 loser as they battled West Virginia at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point underdog. The Red Raiders endured a 77-61 loss at the hands of the Mountaineers on Saturday, despite a 14-point effort from Ty Nurse at United Spirit Arena.
Kansas State Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Iowa State are 7-3
After playing Oklahoma are 7-3
After a win are 8-2
Texas Tech Red Raiders Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Baylor are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7
A few Wildcats at Red Raiders trends to consider:
Kansas State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Kansas State is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Texas Tech
Kansas State is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Kansas State is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Texas Tech
Texas Tech is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Kansas State
Texas Tech is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home
Texas Tech is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Texas Tech is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
Kansas State home to Iowa State, Saturday, February 9
Texas Tech at Baylor, Saturday, February 9