Kansas State Wildcats vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Prediction, 1/5/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas State Wildcats vs Texas Tech Red Raiders
Date: Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Location: United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas State (+16.5)
The Kansas State Wildcats (5-6) go to United Supermarkets Arena on Tuesday where they'll meet the Texas Tech Red Raiders (8-3). Texas Tech opens this contest as 16.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 123.
Kansas State heads into this one with a win-loss record of 5-6 for the year. The Wildcats are connecting on 31.2% on 3-pointers (81 of 260) and 66.7% from the free throw line. They have an average of 65.9 points per game (290th in D-1) while shooting 43.6% from the floor. They turn it over 14.4 times per game and as a team are committing 16.6 fouls per game. As a unit, Kansas State is pulling down 32.2 rebounds per game and has racked up 160 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 38th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. On the defensive end of the court, the Wildcats are forcing their opponents into 14.3 turnovers per contest and they draw 15.5 fouls. The Wildcats defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 47.4% (277 of 585) and they concede 31.2 boards per game as a basketball team. They rank 315th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 151 relinquished on the year. They are relinquishing 37.6% on shots from distance while they are 188th in college basketball in PPG from their opponents (70.4).
The Kansas State Wildcats faced off with the TCU Horned Frogs and took a loss by a final of 67-60 in their last game. Kansas State ended having earned a 36.9% field goal percentage (24 out of 65) and buried 7 of their 25 shots from 3-point land. From the free throw line, the Wildcats converted 5 of 7 attempts for a percentage of 71.4%. With respect to hauling in rebounds, they earned 29 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 15 assists in this matchup as well as earning 6 steals and 2 blocks. In the matter of defense, Kansas State allowed the other team to go 36.9% from the field on 24 of 65 shooting. TCU recorded 11 dimes and had 8 steals for this contest. Moreover, the Horned Frogs snagged 37 rebounds (11 offensive, 26 defensive) and earned 2 rejections. TCU finished the game shooting 81.8% at the free throw line by knocking down 18 of their 22 attempts. They knocked down 3 out of their 13 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Dajuan Gordon is a guy who was a major contributor for the contest. He scored 18 points on 7 out of 13 shooting. He played for 36 mins played and also collected 7 rebounds. Gordon finished the game at 53.8% from the field and recorded 3 assists. Another guy that played a role in the matchup for the Wildcats was Davion Bradford. He grabbed 9 rebounds and earned 2 assists. He finished the game shooting 60.0% from the floor in this matchup by hitting 6-of-10 (14 points). In all, Bradford played for 30 min.
Texas Tech has a record of 8-3 this season. The Red Raiders are committing 17.5 fouls per contest while shooting 68.2% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 13.8 times per game (163rd in the nation) and they are turning it over 11.5 times per game. Texas Tech has 809 points on the year (73.5 per game) and they grab 36.6 boards per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Red Raiders are connecting on 43.4% from the field, which ranks 223rd in the nation. The Red Raiders defensively are ranked 5th in college basketball in points given up per game with 56.3. They have surrendered 8.0 dimes and 33.0 rebounds every game, which is 5th and 88th in D-1. The Texas Tech defense surrenders 28.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter (58 of 202) and opponents are converting on 68.1% of their free throw shots. They have forced 19.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 37.4% from the field (17th in college hoops).
When they last stepped on the court, the Texas Tech Red Raiders took a defeat with a final score of 82-77 against the Oklahoma State Cowboys. The Red Raiders were able to corral 25 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards totaling 34 for the game. They blocked 8 shots while earning 3 steals in this game. The Cowboys earned 26 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Red Raiders to the charity stripe for a total of 35 shots. They were able to make 25 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 71.4%. In reference to 3-point attempts, Texas Tech buried 8 out of their 22 attempts (36.4%). When the final whistle was blown, the Red Raiders finished shooting 22 out of 55 from the floor which gave them a rate of 40.0%. The Red Raiders allowed the Cowboys to make 28 of their 63 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 44.4% for the contest. They finished the game shooting 42.1% from downtown via 8 of 19 and finished the contest at 18 of 24 from the free throw line (75.0%). In regard to cleaning the glass, Texas Tech permitted Oklahoma State to grab 34 in total (8 on the offensive glass).
Mac McClung pitched in for the Red Raiders in this matchup. He buried 7 of 15 for this contest giving him a rate of 46.7%, which gave him 21 points. McClung snagged 3 rebounds in his 37 mins and earned 2 assists for this contest. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Texas Tech was Kyler Edwards. He was able to score 18 points in his 36 minutes played by going 5 out of 11 shooting in the matchup. Edwards wrapped this one up going 45.5% from the floor as well as earning 3 assists and 7 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kansas State (+16.5)
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