Iowa State vs Texas Tech Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Tuesday, January 10, 2023

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The Texas Tech Red Raiders (10-5, 0-3 Big 12) will look to turn around a three-game losing streak when visiting the Iowa State Cyclones (12-2, 3-0 Big 12) on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at James H. Hilton Coliseum. This contest is at 8:00 PM ET.

Tuesday’s game between the Cyclones and the Red Raiders sees the Cyclones as 4.5-point favorites. The over/under is 128.5 points for the game.

Iowa State vs. Texas Tech Odds

Point Spread for Iowa State vs. Texas Tech

The spread for this matchup is set at 4.5 points, with bookmakers listing Iowa State as the favorite.

Iowa State vs. Texas Tech Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Iowa State has -204 odds to pick up the win, while Texas Tech is listed at +169 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 128.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Tuesday, January 10, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • Location: Ames, Iowa
  • Arena: James H. Hilton Coliseum

Iowa State vs. Texas Tech Betting Trends

Iowa State has played 14 games, with nine wins against the spread. The Cyclones have yet to lose any of the six games they have been chosen as the favorite in this season. Iowa State’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under four times in 15 opportunities (26.7%).

Texas Tech has six wins against the spread in 15 games this season. The Red Raiders have lost all three of the games they have been listed as the moneyline underdog this season. Texas Tech has gone over the point total 60% of the time this year (nine of 15 games with a set point total).

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Iowa State vs. Texas Tech Key Players to Watch

Iowa State

Jaren Holmes paces his squad in both points (13) and assists (3.2) per game, and also puts up 3.1 rebounds. At the other end, he posts 1.2 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Tamin Lipsey puts up a team-best 4.5 assists per contest. He is also posting 6.7 points and 3 rebounds, shooting 56.9% from the floor. Gabe Kalscheur averages 10.9 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists per contest, shooting 39.7% from the field and 29.5% from beyond the arc with 1.6 made 3-pointers per game. Caleb Grill is posting 10.8 points, 1.5 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game.

Texas Tech

Kevin Obanor is the Red Raiders’ top scorer (16.4 points per game), and he posts 1.1 assists and 6.3 rebounds. De’Vion Harmon is posting a team-leading 3.7 assists per game. He’s also delivering 12.4 points and 2.7 rebounds, making 46.9% of his shots from the field. Daniel Batcho is posting a team-leading 8.2 rebounds per contest. And he is delivering 11.8 points and 1.4 assists, making 67.5% of his shots from the floor. Jaylon Tyson gets the Red Raiders 9.6 points, 5 rebounds and 1.6 assists per contest. He also averages 1.5 steals and 0.4 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the Iowa State Cyclones

The Cyclones own a top-25 defense this season, ranking eighth-best in college basketball with 58.2 points allowed per game. Offensively, they rank 204th with 70.6 points scored per contest. This season, Iowa State is grabbing 30.2 rebounds per game (282nd-ranked in college basketball) and ceding 28.9 rebounds per contest (67th-ranked).

With 6.5 three-pointers per game, Iowa State is 271st in the nation. It has a 33.8% shooting percentage from beyond the arc, which ranks 186th in college basketball. The Cyclones are allowing 7 treys per game (158th-ranked in college basketball). They are allowing opponents to shoot 31% (82nd-ranked) from downtown.

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What you need to know about the Texas Tech Red Raiders

On offense the Red Raiders are the 54th-ranked team in the nation (78.4 points per game). On defense they are 52nd (63.9 points allowed per game). In 2022-23, Texas Tech is 148th in college basketball in rebounds (33.1 per game) and 23rd-best in rebounds allowed (27.8).

Beyond the arc, Texas Tech is 201st in college basketball in 3-pointers made per game (7.3). It is 89th in 3-point percentage at 35.9%. Defensively, the Red Raiders are 206th in the nation in 3-pointers conceded per game at 7.3. They are 104th in 3-point percentage conceded at 31.5%.

The Red Raiders have gone 6-4 over their last 10 games, with a 4-6 record against the spread in that span. In its past 10 games, Texas Tech has hit the over eight times. Texas Tech is putting up 82.6 points per game over its previous 10 games, which is 4.2 more than its average for the season (78.4). The Red Raiders are giving up 68.6 points per game over their past 10 games, compared to their season average of 63.9 points allowed.

Iowa State vs. Texas Tech Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this matchup is Iowa State, and we project that Texas Tech will cover the spread (Iowa State -4.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 128.5 points.

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How to bet Iowa State vs. Texas Tech

You can bet on Iowa State vs. Texas Tech at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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