Texas Tech Red Raiders at Kansas State Wildcats Betting Prediction 01/14/20

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It will be a showdown between two exceptional defenses when the Kansas State Wildcats (7-8, 0-3 Big 12) clash with the 23rd-ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders (10-5, 1-2 Big 12) at Fred Bramlage Coliseum. The game starts at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.

Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Kansas State Wildcats Betting Odds

Both teams fell in their last contest. The Wildcats fell to the Texas Longhorns, 64-50, while the Red Raiders were defeated by the 17th-ranked West Virginia Mountaineers, 66-54.

Texas Tech forced West Virginia into a turnover percentage of 24.9 (above their season average of 17.5) while Kansas State forced Texas into a turnover percentage of 26.9 (above their season average of 17.2). Kansas State rallied around Cartier Diarra, who recorded 14 points and five assists. Davide Moretti, meanwhile was a key piece for Texas Tech with 16 points.

This was a highly contested series last year. Each won one of the two games played against each other last season. The Wildcats won the most recent contest 58-45. Kansas State’s free throw rate was their largest advantage over Texas Tech. The Wildcats had a rate of 0.366, while the Red Raiders posted a mark of 0.163. This is the first time these teams will clash this year.

The ineffective offense of Kansas State (287th in the country with an offensive efficiency of 96.3) will square off against the elite defense of Texas Tech (15th in the nation with a defensive efficiency of 87.6). The Red Raiders figure to have the advantage on that side of the ball.

Texas Tech Red Raiders at Kansas State Wildcats Free Pick

Free Pick: SU Winner – Kansas State, ATS Winner – Kansas State, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Texas Tech ranks 12th in assists per game (16.9) while Kansas State ranks 100th (14.1).
  • The Red Raiders average 37.3 rebounds per game, which ranks 97th in the nation. The Wildcats rank 140th in rebounds allowed per game (35.1).
  • The Red Raiders rank 27th in blocks allowed per game (2.5) while the Wildcats rank 99th (3.5).
  • Texas Tech averages 7.8 steals per game, which ranks 63rd in the nation. Kansas State ranks 127th in steals allowed per game (6.9).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Red Raiders’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 8.6, down from 11.5 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Wildcats have scored an average of 60.0 points per game (4.6 below their season average) and allowed an average of 64.4 points per game (3.6 above their season average).