Iowa State at Texas Tech: 3/4/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Texas Tech Red Raiders (16-8) vs Iowa State Cyclones (2-19)
Game Info: Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 7:00 pm (United Supermarkets Arena)
Betting Odds: Texas Tech Red Raiders -17.5 -- Over/Under: 136.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Iowa State Cyclones and Texas Tech Red Raiders face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown at United Supermarkets Arena.
The Iowa State Cyclones come into this game with a 2-19 record overall and they have lost ten games in a row. During the last seven games. Iowa State has only covered two spreads. In the last game against Texas the defense struggled giving up 81 points and that led to the defeat. Iowa State on the season is 66.2 points per game while their defense is giving up 77.1 points per game. Iowa State is shooting 42.6 percent from the field and 32.9 percent from behind the three point line. Guard Rasir Bolton has been the best player for Iowa State averaging 15.4 points while shooting 45.4 percent from the field and 31.3 percent from behind the three point line.
On the other side of this matchup is the Texas Tech Red Raiders who sit with a 16-8 record overall and they have won two games in a row. In the last game against TCU, the defense locked down giving up 49 points and that led to a 20 point victory. Texas Tech on the season is averaging 73 points per game while their defense is giving up 62.6 points per game. Texas Tech is shooting 43.8 percent from the field and 34.2 percent from behind the three point line. Guard Max McClung has been the best player for Texas Tech averaging 16.3 points while shooting 42.1 percent from the field .
The over is 11-3 in Iowa State’s last 14 games overall. Texas Tech is 2-9 against the spread in their last 11 games against Iowa State. Texas Tech is 7-20 against the spread in their last 27 games played on Thursday.
Iowa State is no doubt that Iowa State has struggled this season, but this is a ton of points to be laying, and I expect they can keep it close. Look for Iowa State’s defense to step up just enough to come away with a cover of the spread.