The account of Texas Tech making the Final Four and national title game last year. Head coach Chris Beard accomplished what no other Red Raider head coach had ever done. Subsequently, Texas Tech was among the preseason favorites with the NCAA basketball championship odds. Tech has not been at the same level this season. But nobody doubts their potential to ignite. In comparison, Kentucky is a marquee blue blood program. John Calipari has won only one national title as head coach at U-K. But his program is always in the hunt. That being said Kentucky’s look hasn’t been dominant.
Kentucky Wildcats vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders
|Date and Time:||Saturday, January 25, 2020, 6 p.m. ET|
|Location:||United Supermarkets Arena, Lubbock, Texas|
|Kentucky vs. Texas Tech TV Coverage:||ESPN|
|Kentucky vs. Texas Tech College Basketball Betting Online Odds at SBG:||Click Here|
Kentucky Wildcats vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders Overview
Texas Tech has dropped five of its last eight online wagering matchups. Three of their last four have gone under the total. As a result, the Red Raiders are 12-5 straight up, 8-9 vs. the line and 8-8 on totals. Texas Tech has national metrics of 120th for scoring offense and 31st for points allowed.
Now Kentucky has perked up with four payouts in their last six games. Six of the Wildcats’ last seven games have gone over the total. Overall U of K ranks 100th for scoring offense and 61st for points allowed. Kentucky is 13-4 straight up, 8-9 vs. the line and 9-8 over the total.
Key Wildcats: G Tyrese Maxey (13.7 PTS, 4.2 REB, 2.9 AST, 44.0 FGPCT, 79.76 FTPCT, 29.9 3PPCT), G Immanuel Quickley (13.7 PTS, 4.2 REB, 1.9 AST, 41.8 FGPCT, 92.5 FTPCT, 40.8 3PPCT), F Nick Richards (13.4 PTS, 7.8 REB, 2.4 BLK, 68.2 FGPCT, 70.1 FTPCT, 0.0 3PPCT)
Key Red Raiders: G Jahmi’us Ramsey (15.5 PTS, 4.8 REB, 1.8 AST, 44.8 FGPCT, 64.9 FTPCT, 42.3 3PPCT), G David Moretti (13,3 PTS, 1.2 REB, 2.3 AST, 41.9 FGPCT, 91.5 FTPCT, 38.4 3PPCT), G Kyler Edwards (12.0 PTS, 4.5 REB, 3.0 AST, 39.4 FGPCT, 76.9 FTPCT, 30.2 3PPCT)
Kentucky and Texas Tech versus the Odds
The Wildcats are:
- 6-4 against the spread in their last 10 away games
- 3-4 under the total away from home
- 4-1 on the board in January away games
- 7-1 over the total on the road in January
- 4-8-1 on the board as a favorite
- 4-1 over the total when laying points
The Red Raiders are:
- 2-5 against the spread in their last seven home games
- 4-2 over the total at home
- 4-2 with the odds as a dog
- 4-7-1 under the total when getting points
- 5-13-1 on the board in January home games
- 2-4 under the total at home on January 17, 2020
Kentucky Wildcats vs. Texas Red Raiders NCAA games Betting Odds Picks
So far Texas Tech has been underwhelming with the NCAA basketball championship odds. Additionally, Kentucky will come to Tech respectful of a Final Four program. U-K will not be distracted or take the Red Raiders lightly. Kentucky has a deeper roster and more natural ability. In turn, their defense has been more consistent than Techs. U-K rebounds better as well.
Kentucky vs. Texas Tech NCAA Betting Online Pick: Kentucky Wildcats
Kentucky vs. Texas Tech NCAA Betting Online Score Prediction: Wildcats 81, Red Raiders 69