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NCAAB Game Preview - Red Raiders underdogs vs Wildcats at Texas Tech

Kansas State WildcatsTexas Tech Red Raiders
Jan 25, 9:00 PM | United Spirit Arena

Kansas State Wildcats vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Odds


The Texas Tech Red Raiders host Kansas State on Wednesday, looking to build on their 7-11 mark against the 14-4 Wildcats in college hoops action at United Spirit Arena.

The Wildcats will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 7-7 ATS against the number this season, while the Red Raiders are 3-10-1 ATS. Kansas State is 8-6 on the totals; Texas Tech is 4-10.

View Kansas State vs Texas Tech Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 11-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 210-ranked Red Raiders and the No. 14-rated Wildcats in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 78-64 win for the Wildcats on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Texas Tech's No. 273-ranked offense, averaging 63.3 PPG, against a Wildcats defense that ranks No. 107 at 64.5 PPG. The Red Raiders field goal percentage has averaged 45% so far, more than the Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.3% per game.

Defensively, Kansas State features the nation's No. 66-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.2 points per game. Texas Tech, meanwhile, comes in at No. 263 nationally in scoring at home.

Kansas State was a 66-58 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Oklahoma State. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites. The Wildcats got 14 points from Rodney McGruder as Kansas State ran past Oklahoma State 66-58 on Saturday at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

Texas Tech lost its last outing, a 76-52 result against Iowa State on January 21. They failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point underdog. Texas Tech was run off the court by the Cyclones on Saturday as Iowa State routed them 76-52 at United Spirit Arena.

Kansas State Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Oklahoma are 5-5
After playing Oklahoma State are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

Texas Tech Red Raiders Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Missouri are 4-6
After playing Iowa State are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7

A few Wildcats at Red Raiders trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Kansas State's last 22 games on the road
Kansas State is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
Kansas State is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Texas Tech
Kansas State is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Texas Tech
Texas Tech is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Kansas State
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas Tech's last 7 games
Texas Tech is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
Texas Tech is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games

Next up:
Kansas State home to Oklahoma, Saturday, January 28
Texas Tech at Missouri, Saturday, January 28