Tuesday college basketball odds: No. 13 Kansas State at Texas Tech
Fresh off a thrilling win Saturday over Oklahoma, Kansas State looks to stay just a game behind Big 12 leader Kansas in the loss column as the Wildcats visit Texas Tech. KSU opened as a 10-point favorite on WagerWeb.com. Check our current lines.
K-State beat the Sooners 52-50 as sophomore guard Angel Rodriguez hit two free throws with 5.6 seconds remaining. The free throws ended an 8-0 run by the Sooners in the final two minutes that tied the game for the first time since the 7:30 mark of the first half. Will Spradling led the Wildcats (17-4, 6-2) with 12 points, including five in a row after the Sooners pulled within one with 11:27 to go. Their leading scorer, Rodney McGruder, was held to seven points on 2-for-8 shooting.
Texas Tech lost 77-61 to West Virginia. Ty Nurse scored 14 points for Texas Tech (9-10, 2-6) and Jaye Crockett added 13. Turnovers, especially in the second half, hurt the Red Raiders as the Mountaineers got 27 points off Texas Tech’s 22 turnovers.
Despite seeing its six-game road winning streak end at Iowa State on Jan. 26, K-State has been solid on the road of late, winning seven of its last eight road games, including six of its last seven Big 12 road contests. The Wildcats have a 4-1 mark in true road games this year, including wins at West Virginia, TCU and Oklahoma. Overall, the squad has improved its play on the road in the Big 12, posting a 27-25 record over the past seven seasons (which began in 2006-07) after winning just 10 of 80 road games in the league’s first 10 years (1997-2006).
This will be the 29th meeting between K-State and Texas Tech with the Wildcats holding a 16-12 lead in a series that dates back to 1955. K-State won seven of the first eight meetings in the series with Texas Tech posting an 11-9 edge since the start of Big 12 play. However, the Wildcats have won six of the last seven meetings, including five in a row, and the last two in Lubbock. Texas Tech is 7-5 all-time at home in the series, including wins in six of the last eight contests. Head coach Bruce Weber is 1-0 in his career against Texas Tech with his SIU team posting a 76-68 win in the first round of the 2002 NCAA Tournament on March 15.
WagerWeb.com trends: Wildcats are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings. Favorite is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings. Home team is 12-4 ATS in the last 16 meetings. Wildcats are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Texas Tech.