Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Iowa State Cyclones 1/9/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Iowa State Cyclones 1/9/2021 Picks Predictions Previews
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The No.18 Texas Tech Red Raiders will challenge the Iowa State Cyclones at United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, Texas on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at 4:00 PM, EST.

The Red Raiders recovered their winning form after crushing the Kansas State Wildcats in their last game. Texas Tech was able to squeeze out 36 points in the early half, while Kansas State was only allowed 31. They rained 46 more in the remaining minutes of the game; to claim the victory at 82-71. The squad made 45.3% from the floor on 24-53 attempts while draining 22.2% from beyond the arc on 4-18 shots. They shot 83.3% from the line on 30-36 attempts, while out-rebounding the Wildcats at 33-27. The team had a total of 9 turnovers and 11 assists. Texas Tech is 6th in Big 12 at 2-2 with an overall record of 9 wins and 3 losses.

Terrence Shannon Jr. came off the bench to lead the team with 22 points and 6 rebounds, while starter Mac McClung grabbed 16 points and 4 rebounds. Marcus Santos-Silva chipped in 14 points, along with 2 rebounds, 2 assists, and 3 steals in the win. The Red Raiders are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games and 7-2 SU in their last 9 games.

Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Iowa State Cyclones Predictions 1/9/2021

The Iowa State Cyclones dropped their recent match against the No.4 Texas Longhorns to get their 6th loss of the season. Texas rained 37 points in the early half to gain the upper hand, while the Cyclones only managed to accumulate 27 to their score. Iowa attacked with an additional 45 in the 2nd half; while conceding 41 to the Longhorns. The points that Iowa State made were not enough to take the lead at 78-72. The Cyclones conceded defeat and added another loss to their record. The squad hit 45.2% of their FGs on 28-62 attempts while making 31.8% of their shots from downtown on 7-22 shooting. They only missed 1 of their 10 free throw attempts for 90.0%, while getting 31 team rebounds and 9 turnovers. The Cyclones are the bottom feeders of the Big 12 at 0-4 with an overall record of 2 wins and 6 losses.

Javan Johnson was Iowa’s highest scorer with 21 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, and 1 block, while Solomon Young dropped 13 points, 8 boards, and 2 dimes. Starters Rasir Bolton and Jalen Coleman-Lands combined for 20 points in the loss.  Iowa State records 1-6 SU in their last 7 games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Big 12 conference.

 No.18 Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Iowa State Cyclones. The NCAAB pick to win the game is the No.18 Texas Tech Red Raiders -8. The Cyclones did well in their last game against the Longhorns as they only trailed by 6 points in the loss. But there is no denying that they’re one of the worst teams of the Big 12 Conference. Meanwhile, the Red Raiders are one of the above-average teams in the 6th position and have a good run on the offense, with McClung leading the way averaging 15.1 points per game. The Raiders will team the Cyclones at 73-64.

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Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Iowa State Cyclones 1/9/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAB Starting Time: 4:00 PM, EST

Location: United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, Texas

Date: Saturday, January 9, 2021


NCAAB Odds: Texas Tech Red Raiders -8

NCAAB Totals: 137

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