Texas Tech Raiders vs Iowa State Cyclones NCAA Betting Prediction

Texas Tech vs Iowa State Cyclones Prediction 2/17/2024

The Texas Tech Red Raiders (18-6) travel to face off against the Iowa State Cyclones (19-5) on Saturday, February 17th. This game will be played at Hilton Coliseum in Ames and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 12:00 ET.

Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Iowa State Cyclones

The Texas Tech Red Raiders Are Coming Off A Win

As the underdog, Texas Tech is 3-5 this season. They have an overall record of 18-6, including a 7-4 mark in Big 12 play. On the road, the Red Raiders are 5-5, and they are coming off a 79-50 win over Kansas.

So far this season, Texas Tech has been favored in 16 of their 24 games, going 15-1 in those contests. Their average scoring margin at home is +15.6, compared to -0.8 on the road.

As the underdog this season, Texas Tech has gone 3-4-1 against the spread. On the road, the Red Raiders are 4-5-1 vs. the spread this year and have gone 1-1-1 in their last three road games. Overall, their ATS mark for the season is 11-12-1.

So far this season, the over/under record for Texas Tech is 15-9. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 134 points, which is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (139). Over their last 10 games, the over/under record is 7-3.

The Iowa State Cyclones Are Coming Off A Win

With a record of 19-5, Iowa State has been dominant at home, going 14-1. They have won their last ten home games and are 15-2 when favored. On the year, they are 8-3 in Big 12 play.

Recently, the Cyclones have won three straight games, including their most recent contest against Cincinnati, 68-59. So far, they have gone 5-0 in their last five games at home.

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

Today’s over/under line of 137.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Iowa State’s games this year (138.4). So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 130 points.

Texas Tech Offense Breakdown

Coming off a good offensive performance, Texas Tech’s offense scored 79 points against Kansas. Their field goal percentage for the game was 49.1%, and they went 15/22 from the free-throw line. Pop Isaacs is leading the team in scoring at 16.5 points per contest. Joe Toussaint has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 12.3 going into the game.

Pop Isaacs (G) 16.5 3.1 3.7
Joe Toussaint (G) 12.3 3.0 4.0
Darrion Williams (G) 10.3 7.1 2.5

Iowa State Offense Breakdown

The Iowa State offense is coming off a game where they scored 68 points against Cincinnati. They posted a field goal percentage of 46.7% and connected on 5 threes. Tamin Lipsey was the leading scorer for the Cyclones, putting up 15 points. In addition, Curtis Jones contributed 15 points.

Keshon Gilbert (G) 13.8 4.6 4.1
Tamin Lipsey (G) 13.3 4.9 5.5
Milan Momcilovic (F) 12.1 3.3 1.2

Texas Tech Team Defense

At present, the Red Raiders’ defense is nationally ranked 71st, allowing 67.7 points per game. Texas Tech’s three-point defense is currently 180th in the country at 7.7 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 42.1% of their shots vs. Texas Tech.

Iowa State Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Iowa State defense is giving up an average of 62.0 points per contest. In their most recent game, the Iowa State defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Cincinnati knocked down 9 three-pointers on their way to 59 points.

Red Raiders vs Cyclones Trends

  • In their last five games away from home, the Red Raiders have a straight up record of 2-3 while going 2-2-1 vs. the spread. The team averaged 73 points per game in this stretch.
  • When looking at their past ten home matchups, Iowa State has an ATS record of 5-5 while averaging 70 per game. The team went 5-5 overall in these games.
  • Going back to their previous three games as the underdog, Texas Tech has an ATS mark of 1-1-1 while going 1-2 straight up.
  • In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Cyclones have a straight up record of 10-0 and an ATS mark of 7-2-1.

Red Raiders vs Cyclones Prediction

For a point-spread wager in this Cyclones vs. Cyclones game, we suggest taking the Cyclones at -8. Even though our predictions have the Cyclones winning 75-69, we see the Red Raiders as the better choice on the point-spread.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 137.5, and our model predicts the Red Raiders and Cyclones to score a combined 144 points. We recommend betting on the over.

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