Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Iowa State Cyclones: 3/4/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

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The Iowa State Cyclones (2-19) are expected to continue a 15-game losing streak when they visit the No. 18 Texas Tech Red Raiders (16-8) as 17-point underdogs at 7:00 PM ET on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at United Supermarkets Arena. The matchup airs on ESPN+. The point total is set at 136.5 for the matchup.

Betting Information

Texas Tech vs Iowa State Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Texas Tech -17 -116 -106 136.5 -110 -110 N/A N/A

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Texas Tech vs Iowa State
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Iowa State (+17) Over (136.5) Texas Tech 78 Iowa State 62

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Total Facts

  • In nine of 24 outings (37.5%) this year, the Red Raiders and their opponents have put up at least this matchup’s over/under of 136.5 points.
  • Iowa State and its opponents have combined to score more than 136.5 points in 16 of 21 outings (76.2%) this season.
  • The Red Raiders and the Cyclones combine to average 2.7 more points per game than the total of 136.5 set for this matchup.
  • Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 139.6 points per game, 3.1 more than the over/under in this game.
  • The Red Raiders average point total in matchups this season is 135.6, 0.9 points below the over/under in this game.
  • The average total for Cyclones games this season is 6.8 more points than the point total of 136.5 in this outing.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Red Raiders score just four fewer points per game (73) than the Cyclones allow (77).
  • When Texas Tech puts up more than 77 points, it is 5-0 against the spread and 9-2 overall.
  • Iowa State has a 6-9 record against the spread and a 0-15 record overall when allowing more than 73 points.
  • The Cyclones score an average of 66.2 points per game, only 3.6 more points than the 62.6 the Red Raiders give up.
  • Iowa State has gone 1-14 overall and 7-0 against the spread in games it scores more than 62.6 points.
  • Texas Tech’s record is 4-6 overall and 2-8 against the spread when it allows more than 66.2 points to its opponents.
  • The Red Raiders have out-scored their opponents by a total of 248 points this season (10.4 points per game on average), and opponents of the Cyclones have out-scored them by 227 more points on the year (10.8 per game).

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Texas Tech Betting Information

  • Texas Tech has not fared well against the spread this season, posting an 8-15 record.
  • The Red Raiders have posted a winning record of 3-2 against the spread when the spread is -17 or bigger.
  • The Red Raiders have combined with their opponents to go over the total in 11 of 23 contests this season, a rate of 47.8%

Iowa State Betting Information

  • Iowa State has a losing record against the spread, going 8-13 ATS (covering just 38.1% of the time).
  • The Cyclones have not fared well as a 17-point underdog, going 0-2 against the spread when they are at least 17-point underdogs.
  • Iowa State has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 61.9% of matchups this season (13 out of 21 opportunities).

Head to Head

Texas Tech vs Iowa State (Last 5 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/9/2021 Texas Tech -8 134 -384 +296 Regular Season 91-64 TTU
2/22/2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 87-57 TTU
1/18/2020 Texas Tech -7.5 136.5 N/A N/A Regular Season 72-52 TTU
3/9/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 80-73 TTU
1/16/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 68-64 IAST

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Texas Tech Leaders

  • The scoring leader for the Red Raiders this season is Mac McClung, who averages 16.3 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game.
  • Marcus Santos-Silva leads Texas Tech in rebounding, averaging 6.4 per game, while Kyler Edwards leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 2.7 in each contest.
  • Edwards leads the Red Raiders in three-point shooting with an average of 1.8 threes per game.
  • Kevin McCullar is the Red Raiders leader in steals, averaging 1.7 steals per game, while Santos-Silva leads them in blocks with 1.1 per contest.

Iowa State Leaders

  • Rasir Bolton paces the Cyclones scoring, rebounding and assists leaderboards, averaging 15.4 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game.
  • Jalen Coleman-Lands leads his teammates on the Cyclones with 2.4 made threes per game.
  • Tre Jackson (1.4 steals per game) and Javan Johnson (1.1 blocks per game) pace the Cyclones in steals and blocks, respectively.
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