Iowa State is looking for strong wins to help them in the ranks.

Iowa State vs Texas Tech NCAAB Odds Preview

Written by on February 9, 2016

Some of the best games that we have seen this college basketball season have come when teams from the Big 12 have gone head to head. This is a conference that could well deliver the National Champion, and Iowa State are going to feel that they should be part of that equation. The Cyclones have a tough trip to the United Supermarkets Arena to look forward to on Wednesday. These are things you should consider before placing your wagers on this game at our online sportsbook’s NCAAB betting page.

How to bet Iowa State Cyclones Vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Game and Tv Information

When: Wednesday, February 10, 9 PM ESTWhere: United Supermarkets Arena, Lubbock, TexasTV: ESPNURadio: 1340 The FanStream Option: WatchESPN
Iowa State ae currently ranked in the top 20 right now, and should be considered the favorite to win this one. If this conference has proven anything this season, though, it is that we should expect the unexpected. After all, the last meeting between these two earlier in the season was one that went right down to the wire.

Why bet on the Iowa State Cyclones

The Cyclones (17-6, 6-4) have gone 5-2 in their last 7 games, which is actually quite impressive when you consider that they had to play 4 ranked opponents during that stretch. The Cyclones were able to split those 4 games, and they did not lose any games against unranked opponents during that same run. Both of the wins that they had against ranked opponents during that time came on home court, and it is in their own building where they have been able to excel this season. One of their home wins came against these very same Red Raiders, although it was a tough battle that the Cyclones were eventually able to win 76-69. Iowa State are averaging 82.2 PPG, and are giving up 73.2 PPG.

Why bet on the Texas Tech Red Raiders

As I have already mentioned, the Red Raiders (13-9, 3-7) lost to the Cyclones in their last meeting, but that came on the road, and was a game that went right down to the wire. Yes, they have had 3 losses on home court during conference play, but all of those have been against ranked opponents. Their last home game came last week, where they were able to hold off Oklahoma State in OT. Texas Tech have a totally brutal schedule in their final few weeks of the season, but they have already shown that they have the grit to hang with the big boys, even if they do ultimately end up losing to them. They might just be a good bet to cover here. The Red Raiders are averaging 72.2 PPG, and are giving up 69.0 PPG.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

The way this game ended the last time these two teams hooked up is actually what I believe will happen in this one. I expect to see a pretty similar score this time around.Iowa State Cyclones 76 Texas Tech Red Raiders 70