Kansas State vs. Texas Tech - 1/14/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Kansas State vs. Texas Tech - 1/14/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Tech Red Raiders (10-5) at Kansas State Wildcats (7-8)

College Basketball: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Fred Bramlage Coliseum)

The Line: Kansas State Wildcats +3.5 -- Over/Under: 122.5

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The Texas Tech Red Raiders and Kansas State Wildcats meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Bramlage Coliseum.

The Texas Tech Red Raiders need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Texas Tech Red Raiders are averaging 73.7 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 62.1 points on 39.6 percent shooting. Jahmi'us Ramsey is averaging 16.8 points and 1.5 assists while Davide Moretti is averaging 13 points and 1.3 rebounds. Terrence Shannon Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Kyler Edwards is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Texas Tech Red Raiders are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The Texas Tech Red Raiders are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.9 rebounds per game. The Texas Tech Red Raiders have lost their first two road games.

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The Kansas State Wildcats need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Kansas State Wildcats are averaging 64.6 points on 41.5 percent shooting and allowing 60.8 points on 40.5 percent shooting. Xavier Sneed is averaging 14.6 points and 5.1 rebounds while Cartier Diarra is averaging 12.1 points and 4.5 rebounds. Makol Mawien is grabbing 4.7 rebounds and Mike McGuirl is dishing 2.1 assists. The Kansas State Wildcats are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 65.7 percent from the free throw line. The Kansas State Wildcats are allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.3 rebounds per game. The Kansas State Wildcats have won six of their last eight home games.

The Red Raiders are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Wildcats are 21-10 ATS in their last 31 Tuesday games, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog and 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The under is 3-1-1 in Red Raiders last 5 road games. The over is 7-1 in Wildcats last 8 home games. The favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

Both of these teams want to rely on their defense that gives up nothing easy and is physical, and that's where points come in handy for me. The Kansas State Wildcats allow just 39.8 percent shooting from the field at home this season where they win by an average of 7.7 points. The Texas Tech Red Raiders have lost their first two road games and have failed to cover those contests as well. I want the free bucket with the Wildcats.

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Randy’s Pick Kansas State Wildcats +3.5

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