Cyclones vs. Red Raiders Prediction
The eighth-ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders have won all four of their Big 12 Conference games heading into tonight's home showdown versus the Iowa State Cyclones. Will Texas Tech make it 5-0 with another win?
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
United Supermarkets Arena at 9PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Red Raiders are a 5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under sits at 132.5 points. As of Wednesday morning, 76 percent of public bets are siding with host Texas Tech. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Cyclones fall on late layup
Iowa State lost its second straight game as a layup with four seconds remaining sent it to a 58-57 home loss Saturday afternoon versus Kansas State. The Cyclones (12-4, 2-2) outscored the Wildcats 31-23 in the second half, but were ultimately unable to hang on. Iowa State shot 21-of-50 from the floor including 9-of-24 on 3-point attempts plus 6-of-12 at the free throw line. Nick Weiler-Babb was the lone ISU player in double figures for scoring as he finished with 11 points on 3-of-8 shooting including 3-of-7 on 3-point tries plus 2-of-4 at the free throw line. He also notched five assists and four rebounds.
Red Raiders win sixth straight
Texas Tech improved to 15-1 overall and 4-0 in conference play Saturday as it defeated host Texas by a count of 68-62, its first win in Austin since 1996. The Red Raiders outscored the Longhorns 42-32 in the second half to grab the victory. Texas Tech shot 24-of-54 from the floor, 7-of-19 on 3-pointers and 13-of-17 at the free throw line. Matt Mooney led the Red Raiders with 22 points on 8-of-10 shooting including 3-of-3 on 3-point attempts plus 3-of-4 at the free throw line. He also tallied five rebounds, two assists and two steals. Jarrett Culver contributed 14 points, nine rebounds, six assists and two blocked shots. Davide Moretti had 13 points, three steals and two boards. Tariq Owens added 12 points, four blocks and three rebounds.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Cyclones are 5-13 ATS in their last 18 road games. Iowa State is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 Wednesday games.
The Red Raiders are 1-4-1 ATS in their last six games overall. Texas Tech is 0-4 ATS in its last four Wednesday games.
The Red Raiders are the top defensive team in the nation as far as analytics show and will face and offense ranked 23rd nationally. Texas Tech has proven to be very difficult to beat on its home floor and points are going to be tough to come by for the visitors. Look for the Red Raiders to establish a halftime advantage and pull away enough in the second half to cover this spread.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS -5