Iowa State Cyclones face Texas Tech Red Raiders: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats
Iowa State Cyclones vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Odds
The Texas Tech Red Raiders hope to be lousy hosts on Wednesday as the Iowa State Cyclones pay a visit to United Spirit Arena on the college basketball betting menu.
The Cyclones will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 5-7 ATS against the number this season, while the Red Raiders are 4-5 ATS. Iowa State is 7-4 on the totals; Texas Tech is 2-6.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Texas Tech sat as 10.5-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Red Raiders - Cyclones odds would favor the Cyclones if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Texas Tech is rated No. 308 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Iowa State is at No. 32. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 85-70 win for the Cyclones.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Cyclones is ranked No. 9 in NCAA hoops at 41.9 per game. Contrast that with Texas Tech’s No. 177 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Texas Tech is the No. 282-ranked team in the country at 4.9 per game, while Iowa State rates No. 6 at 9.2 per game.
Defensively, Iowa State features the nation's No. 266-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.5 points per game. Texas Tech, meanwhile, comes in at No. 162 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Iowa State, they were a 63-50 winner as they battled TCU on the road. They covered in the match as a 11.5-point favorite. The Cyclones got 16 points from Tyrus McGee as Iowa State ran past TCU 63-50 on Saturday at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.
Texas Tech was a 79-45 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Oklahoma State. They failed to cover the 18-point spread as underdogs. Texas Tech was run off the court by the Cowboys on Saturday as Oklahoma State routed them 79-45 at Gallagher-Iba Arena.
Iowa State Cyclones Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Kansas State are 3-7
After playing TCU are 1-0
After a win are 7-3
Texas Tech Red Raiders Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Texas are 2-8
After playing Oklahoma State are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8
A few Cyclones at Red Raiders trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Iowa State's last 6 games when playing on the road against Texas Tech
Iowa State is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Iowa State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Texas Tech
Iowa State is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Texas Tech
Texas Tech is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Iowa State
Texas Tech is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing Iowa State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas Tech's last 6 games when playing at home against Iowa State
Texas Tech is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
Iowa State home to Kansas State, Saturday, January 26
Texas Tech at Texas, Saturday, January 26