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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Red Raiders underdogs vs Cyclones at Texas Tech

Iowa State CyclonesTexas Tech Red Raiders
12-0January 04, 2014, 01:30 | United Spirit Arena8-5

The Texas Tech Red Raiders hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Iowa State Cyclones pay a visit to United Spirit Arena on the college basketball betting menu.

Texas Tech battles the Cyclones, currently sitting with a 12-0 mark (7-2-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 2-6-1 for the Red Raiders and 6-4 for the Cyclones.

View Iowa State Cyclones vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Texas Tech in this one found them as 6-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 154-rated Red Raiders and the No. 19-ranked Cyclones, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas Tech's No. 121 nationally ranked offense (74.38 points per game) against a Cyclones defense that sits as the No. 96 at 67.58 PPG. The Red Raiders have been averaging 47.79% from the field, less than the Cyclones have managed so far this season (49.26% on average).

A few Cyclones at Red Raiders trends to consider:
Iowa State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Iowa State is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Iowa State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Iowa State's last 6 games on the road
Texas Tech is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
Texas Tech is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games when playing Iowa State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas Tech's last 6 games when playing Iowa State
Texas Tech is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing at home against Iowa State

Next up:
Iowa State home to Baylor, Tuesday, January 7th
Texas Tech at West Virginia, Monday, January 6th