College Basketball Predictions: Kansas State Wildcats vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders

Kansas State Wildcats vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders
Tuesday, 2/25/14, 7:00 PM EST
Opening Point Spread:  Texas Tech -1
Current Betting Line:  Texas Tech PK
Opening Total:  N/A
Current Total:  N/A
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The Kansas State Wildcats have won eight games in a row in this series

The Kansas State Wildcats have won eight games in a row in this series

Kansas State sits in fifth place in the Big 12 Conference standings with four games left in the regular season, which is important to consider when making your college basketball predictions Tuesday night.  The Wildcats have lost six road games in a row, which is their longest since the school lost 16 consecutive games in that situation in 2003-04.  Offensively, the team has two probable starters averaging in double figures, with freshman guard Marcus Foster leading the way at 15.2 points a contest.  Kansas State is 0-3 ATS as road favorites of three or fewer points the last two-plus seasons.

The Wildcats are averaging 68.7 points on 45.1 percent shooting during their seven true road games, while allowing opponents to score 76.4 points a contest on 46.1 percent shooting in that situation.   Kansas State is first in the Big 12 in terms of allowing 64.1 points per game, as it has held 14 of its last 27 opponents to its season-low in points.

Texas Tech will look to put an end to a three-game losing streak, which includes a 84-62 setback to the Oklahoma State Cowboys as 10-point road underdogs last Saturday, while going OVER the betting total for the first time in eight contests.  The Red Raiders have two probable starters averaging in double figures, with senior forward Jaye Crockett leading the way at 14.3 points a contest, which can’t be ignored when looking over the college basketball odds page.  Texas Tech is 5-9 SU and 9-5 ATS versus conference foes this season.

The Red Raiders are 3-10 SU against RPI Top 50 teams this season, while winning 10 of 14 versus everyone else.  Texas Tech is 10-21 SU in this series—losing eight in a row and nine of the last 10 meetings.  The program has dropped four of five games decided by five points or less, while it has compiled a 7-3 SU record when holding foes to under 70 points.

Sports bettors will likely back the Red Raiders due to the home team being 14-5 ATS in the last 19 meetings in this series.

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