Peterson: Best bet for Iowa State vs. Texas Tech

By Greg Peterson  (VSiN.com) 

January 17, 2022 09:29 PM
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The Iowa State Cyclones got a 51-47 victory over Texas Tech when these two faced off in Ames earlier in January, so the Red Raiders will be looking for revenge at home on Tuesday.

Iowa State Cyclones vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders (-7.5, 126)

(stats as of Monday morning)

The first time these two clashed, Texas Tech was without two of their top three scorers (Kevin McCullar and Terrence Shannon), both of whom were back on the floor in the team’s most recent game against Kansas State.

Both teams rank in the top eight in points allowed on a per-possession basis on defense, but Iowa State is allowing 14.7 more points per 100 possessions on the road compared to at home.

Second chances will also play a big role in this game as Iowa State is 39th in opponents' field goal shooting percentage defense and Texas Tech is 10th in this category, but Texas Tech is ninth in the country in offensive rebound rate at home, getting a rebound on 39.9 percent of their missed shots.

The Red Raiders are back at full strength, and with Iowa State 147th in points scored on a per-possession basis on offense, Texas Tech will get revenge for the loss they took earlier this season.

Pick: Texas Tech -7.5

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