College baskeball point spread favors Wildcats in battle with Red Raiders
Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Kansas State Wildcats Odds
Kansas State looks to cover the Wildcats-Red Raiders pointspread on Monday and improve its overall 22-5 mark when they host Texas Tech in college basketball wagering action.
The Wildcats sit at 22-5 (11-12 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Red Raiders are currently 9-16 (7-11 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Kansas State is 11-9-1 OU, and Texas Tech is 7-10 OU.
The visitors opened as 20.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Wildcats rated this week at No. 49 and the Red Raiders sitting at No. 320. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 77-61 result in favor of the Wildcats.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Kansas State's No. 126 nationally ranked offense (69.5 points per game) against a Red Raiders defense that sits as the No. 306 at 72.3 PPG. The Wildcats have been averaging 43.7% from the field, more than the Red Raiders have managed so far this season (41.8% on average).
Defensively, Texas Tech features the nation's No. 259-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.3 points per game. Kansas State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 124 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Texas Tech was an 86-66 loser on the road against Iowa State. They failed to cover the 18.5-point spread as underdogs. Texas Tech was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Iowa State and falling by an 86-66 score at Hilton Coliseum.
Kansas State won its last outing, an 81-69 result against Texas on February 23. They covered in that game as a 3.5-point favorite. Kansas State earned an 81-69 victory over Texas on Saturday, getting 20 points from Rodney McGruder at Frank Erwin Center.
Texas Tech Red Raiders Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing TCU are 8-2
After playing Iowa State are 5-5
After a loss are 1-9
Kansas State Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Baylor are 4-6
After playing Texas are 5-5
After a win are 8-2
A few Red Raiders at Wildcats trends to consider:
Texas Tech is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas State
Texas Tech is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas State
Texas Tech is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Texas Tech is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas State's last 5 games
Kansas State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Texas Tech
Kansas State is 18-1 SU in its last 19 games at home
Kansas State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Texas Tech home to TCU, Saturday, March 2
Kansas State at Baylor, Saturday, March 2