Texas Tech vs. Kansas State Prediction
Will the Kansas State Wildcats upset their Big 12 rivals the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Saturday night when the two teams meet at 8:00 p.m. ET?
Who Oddsmakers Like: Texas Tech. According to oddsmakers from online sports book YouWager, the Red Raiders are 1-point road favorites to knock off the Wildcats, who opened as 1.5-point underdogs. The total, meanwhile, sits at 136 after hitting the board at 137.
Who Public Bettors Like: Kansas State. As of this writing, 60% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Wildcats to cover the point spread. Meanwhile, 57% of the money wagered at online sportsbooks is on the under.
Who We Like: The home team has covered the spread in five of the last six meetings between these two teams while the Red Raiders are just 2-7 against the number in their last nine trips to Manhattan. Texas Tech has also failed to cover the spread in six of its last eight conference games and is 2-5 against the number in its last seven games versus a team with a winning percentage above .600.
The Wildcats, meanwhile, are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games following an ATS win and have covered in six of their last eight conference games. They’re 19-6-2 at the betting window in their last 27 home games versus a team with a winning road percentage of greater than .600 as well.
SATURDAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: KANSAS STATE WILDCATS +1