Planning on watching today’s Red Raiders and Cyclones game? Catch the action at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, IA, as the Cyclones hosts this showdown at 12:00 ET on ESPN+. The odds for this Big 12 conference game currently have Iowa State as the -7.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 138 points.

TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS VS IOWA STATE CYCLONES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Texas Tech Red Raiders +7.5

This game will be played at Hilton Coliseum at 12:00 ET on Saturday, February 17th.

WHY BET THE TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Cyclones.
  • Even though we have Iowa State winning straight-up, we like Texas Tech at +7.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 138 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Will the Red Raiders Secure A Victory as Road Underdogs?

As an underdog this season, Texas Tech has gone 3-5, and they have been the underdog in eight of their 24 games. During their current two-game win streak, they have been the underdog once.

On the road this season, the Red Raiders have gone 5-5, and they have gone 5-5 in their last 10 road games. In their last five games away from home, they have gone 2-3, and they are coming off a 79-50 win over Kansas.

When looking at Texas Tech’s ATS record this season, they are currently 11-12-1. On the road, their ATS mark is 4-5-1. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Red Raiders have gone 4-5-1 vs. the spread.

On the season, the over/under record in Texas Tech games sits at 15-9. So far, the average over/under line in their games is 139 and the average final score is 144.1. Today’s over/under line of 138 is lower than their average line but higher than the average OU line in their games. Over their last three games, their games have averaged 134 points compared to their season average of 144.1.

Texas Tech’s offense had a good outing, putting up 79 points against Kansas. They achieved a 49.1% field goal percentage and went 15/22 from the free-throw line. In terms of three-point shooting, the Red Raiders offense has been good from outside, hitting 37% of their three-pointers on an average of 23.3 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 46%.

So far, the Red Raiders’ defense is ranked 72nd in the country at 67.7 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Kansas, the Jayhawks finished with a field goal percentage of 49% and a total of 50 points vs. Texas Tech.

Will the Cyclones Win at Home?

With a 14-1 record at home this season, Iowa State has been dominant on their home floor. Over their last 10 games at home, the Cyclones have gone a perfect 10-0, and they have won their last five games overall. This season, they are 15-2 as the favorite.

On the other hand, Texas Tech has gone 5-4 on the road this season, and they have a road scoring margin of +0.4 points per game. The Red Raiders have gone 4-3 as the underdog this season.

As the favorite this season, Iowa State has gone 11-5-1 vs. the spread. At home, their ATS record is 11-3-1. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Cyclones have gone 7-2-1 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Iowa State games is 13-11 and the average over/under line in their games is 138.4. So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 138. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 130 points and their OU record over their last 10 games is 4-6.

In their latest game, Iowa State offense put up 68 points against Cincinnati. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 46.7% and made 5 threes. Keshon Gilbert is leading the team in scoring at 13.8 points per contest. Tamin Lipsey has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 13.3 going into the game.

Coming into today’s game, the Iowa State defense is giving up an average of 62.0 points per contest. Against Cincinnati in their most recent game, the Iowa State defense gave up a total of 59 points while allowing Cincinnati to hit 38% of their shots.