Iowa State vs Texas Tech Prediction: Will the Red Raiders Get Revenge?

Iowa State vs. Texas Tech prediction and pick for Tuesday's college basketball showdown in the Big 12. Don't miss handicapper Jason Radowitz's pick for this one and make sure you tail him.
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Iowa State vs. Texas Tech Prediction: Will the Red Raiders Get Revenge?

The Iowa State Cyclones will head out to Texas to take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders in a huge Big 12 matchup between two intriguing defenses. Coming into this game, both defenses are ranked in the top five via KenPom's defensive efficiency. In the first game between these two teams, the total didn't even reach 100 points, in an Iowa State, 51-47 win at home. Will this be another low-scoring game between these two teams? Here are our picks and predictions for the Big 12 matchup between the Iowa State Cyclones and the Texas Tech Red Raiders.

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Iowa State vs. Texas Tech Start Time, Where to Watch, and Odds

Date: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Game Time: 9:00 p.m. ET

Where To Watch: ESPNU

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Iowa State vs. Texas Tech Injury Report

Iowa State

Questionable: G Jaden Walker (Illness)

Texas Tech

Questionable: G Sardaar Calhoun (Undisclosed) Out: G Ethan Duncan (Undisclosed)

Iowa State vs. Texas Tech Betting Line Movement

Iowa State vs. Texas Tech Prediction

Again, both of these teams are tremendous defensively. Texas Tech is ranked third in the nation via KenPom while Texas Tech is ranked fourth in the nation on the defensive end. Texas Tech has held opponents to a 45.6 percent effective field goal percentage while forcing 24.3 percent turnovers on the season. The Red Raiders are also holding opponents to 31.5 percent from long range and 43.9 percent from inside the arc on the year. The Red Raiders are very solid on the glass, but it will be a bit difficult going up against Iowa State, as the Cyclones average 31.4 percent offensive rebounds. The Red Raiders are also fouling at a high rate, but that's going to come with the territory of being an aggressive defense. Iowa State is turning the ball over 20.5 percent of the time but the Cyclones still shoot a 52 percent effective field goal percentage. Iowa State is hitting 34.9 percent from three and 51.8 percent from inside the arc. Both are above-average numbers but going up against Texas Tech's defense, those numbers will likely trend down. Iowa State is also just as good defensively. The Cyclones have held opponents to a 45.2 percent effective field goal percentage while turning the ball over 26.2 percent of the time. Opponents are shooting 27.1 percent from long range against Iowa State and 48 percent from inside the arc. Just like Texas Tech, the Cyclones will foul at a high rate due to having an aggressive defense. All in all, both teams are very similar. We saw that in the first game between these two teams. Iowa State is getting eight points as an underdog, on the road. That's just too many points for a team that already beat Texas Tech earlier this season. Texas Tech can basically beat any team in the nation. They've already knocked off Baylor and Kansas, but the offense should lag a bit against Iowa State. In a low-scoring game, I'll take all the points I can get with Iowa State.

Iowa State Cyclones vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Pick

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Jason grew up an avid sports fan. His passion for sports writing grew in high school and he developed a blog that was strictly for New York Sports. From his work, you will quickly realize that he loves looking at games from an analytical and numbers perspective and hopes to provide you with that same perspective in his articles.

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