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How and what to watch for No. 13 Texas Tech vs. Kansas State

Kansas State has had a rough season, to put it mildly, but Texas Tech is sitting near the top of the Big 12.

Texas Tech Red Raiders guard Mac McClung works the ball against Oklahoma Sooners guard Elijah Harkless in the first half at United Supermarkets Arena. Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

On Saturday afternoon the No. 13 Texas Tech Red Raiders (13-5) travel to the little apple to take on the 5-14 Kansas State Wildcats in this Big 12 tilt.

Kansas State has had a rough go of it so far this season. The Wildcats have won just a single conference game, and are currently on a nine-game losing streak. The last time these two teams faced off, Tech won by 11. KSU is led by Nijel Pack, who leads the team in scoring with just 11 points per game. KenPom has them ranked as the 195th-ranked team in the nation, and that might be generous.

Meanwhile, Texas Tech is ranked by KenPom as the 14th best team in the country, so this shouldn’t be close. Tech averages 74 points per game led by Georgetown transfer Mac McClung, who is scoring over 16 points each time out on average. The Red Raider defense is also solid, giving up just 61 points per game to their opponents. Expect that to be even less against a struggling KSU team.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Texas Tech vs. Kansas State on Saturday, February 6th at 4:00 p.m. ET on ESPN+, a subscription service available as an add-on from ESPN even for non-subscribers.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Texas Tech -16.5
Point Total: 130
Money line: Texas Tech -2500, Kansas State +1100

  • Texas Tech are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games, but 3-2 away from Lubbock this season.
  • Kansas State are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games, and 1-11 ATS at home.

The Best Bet

K-State is one of the worst teams in America, and they also don’t always try very hard. Texas Tech’s modified pack line defense can be really frustrating to play against, and the effort for the Wildcats shouldn’t improve much today.

Pick: Texas Tech -16.5

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