Texas Tech vs Iowa State Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Monday, January 30, 2023

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The Texas Tech Red Raiders (11-10, 0-8 Big 12) welcome in the Iowa State Cyclones (15-5, 6-2 Big 12) after losing four straight home games. It begins at 9:00 PM ET on Monday, January 30, 2023.

Monday’s matchup between the Red Raiders and the Cyclones features the Red Raiders as 2.5-point favorites. The game has a point total of 127.5.

Texas Tech vs. Iowa State Odds

Point Spread for Texas Tech vs. Iowa State

The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Texas Tech as the favorite.

Texas Tech vs. Iowa State Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Texas Tech has -142 odds to pick up the win, while Iowa State is listed at +120 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 127.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Monday, January 30, 2023
  • Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • Location: Lubbock, Texas
  • Arena: United Supermarkets Arena

Texas Tech vs. Iowa State Betting Trends

Texas Tech has played 21 games, with eight wins against the spread. The Red Raiders have been favorites in 12 games this season and have come away with the win eight times (66.7%) in those contests. Texas Tech’s games this year have gone over the total in 12 out of 20 opportunities (60%).

Iowa State is 12-8-0 against the spread this season. The Cyclones have won five of the nine games they were listed as the moneyline underdog this season (55.6%). Iowa State’s games this year have hit the over on seven of 20 set point totals (35%).

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Texas Tech vs. Iowa State Key Players to Watch

Texas Tech

Kevin Obanor is tops on his team in points per game (15.3), and also puts up 6.2 rebounds and 1 assists. Defensively, he delivers 1 steal and 0.2 blocked shots. De’Vion Harmon leads his squad in assists per contest (3.6), and also posts 12.3 points and 2.7 rebounds. Defensively, he delivers 1.9 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. Daniel Batcho posts a team-high 6.6 rebounds per game. He is also averaging 9.2 points and 1.5 assists, shooting 61.8% from the floor. Jaylon Tyson averages 9.4 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists per contest. Defensively, he averages 1.5 steals and 0.4 blocked shots.

Iowa State

Jaren Holmes is the Cyclones’ top scorer (13.8 points per game) and assist man (3.5), and averages 3.5 rebounds. Gabe Kalscheur gives the Cyclones 13.2 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game. He also delivers 1.6 steals and 0.3 blocked shots. Tamin Lipsey is the Cyclones’ top assist man (4.8 per game), and he puts up 6.7 points and 3.1 rebounds. Osun Osunniyi gives the Cyclones 9.3 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. He also averages 0.4 steals and 1.1 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the Texas Tech Red Raiders

A total of three out of Texas Tech’s eight Big 12 games this season have hit the over. With 74.5 points per game on offense, the Red Raiders are 121st in the nation. Defensively, they give up 67 points per contest, which ranks 114th in college basketball. Texas Tech is pulling down 32.3 rebounds per game (165th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while allowing 29.3 rebounds per contest (83rd-ranked).

The Red Raiders are posting 78.3 points per game in home games. When playing on the road, they are averaging 63 points per contest. Texas Tech is making 7.4 three-pointers per game (188th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while putting up a 34.6% three-point percentage (159th-ranked). The Red Raiders rank 276th in the country with 8 treys allowed per game this year. Meanwhile, they rank 136th with a 32.7% shooting percentage allowed from downtown.

The Red Raiders have gone 2-8 in their last 10 games, with a 4-6 record against the spread during that span. In its past 10 contests, Texas Tech has hit the over five times. In its last 10 games, Texas Tech has been scoring 69.5 points per contest, an average that’s a little lower than the 74.5 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. The last 10 games have seen Texas Tech give up six more points per game (73) than its season-long average (67).

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What you need to know about the Iowa State Cyclones

Iowa State’s conference games have hit the over five out of eight times this year. Offensively, the Cyclones are the 202nd-ranked team in college basketball (70.6 points per game). On defense, they are 12th-best (60.5 points allowed per game). In 2022-23, Iowa State is 261st in college basketball in rebounds (30.7 per game) and 17th-best in rebounds conceded (27.5).

In 2022-23 the Cyclones are averaging 15 more points per game at home (76.3) than on the road (61.3). Iowa State is 263rd in college basketball in 3-pointers made (6.7 per game) and 104th in 3-point percentage (35.5%). The Cyclones give up 7.3 3-pointers per game and concede 32.4% from beyond the arc, ranking 195th and 127th, respectively, in the nation.

The Cyclones have a 6-4 record against the spread while going 7-3 overall over their last 10 games. Six of Iowa State’s past 10 outings have hit the over. While Iowa State is putting up 70.6 points per game in 2022-23, it has fallen short of that in its past 10 games, amassing 70.4 points per contest. The Cyclones have fared worse defensively in their past 10 games, surrendering 64 points per contest, 3.5 more points their than season average of 60.5.

Texas Tech vs. Iowa State Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this game is Iowa State, and we predict that Iowa State will cover the spread (Texas Tech -2.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 127.5 points.

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How to bet Texas Tech vs. Iowa State

You can bet on Texas Tech vs. Iowa State 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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WRITTEN BY

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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