The No. 18 Texas Tech Red Raiders (8-3) host the Kansas State Wildcats (5-5) as heavy, 16-point favorites after Mac McClung put up 21 points in the Red Raiders 82-77 loss to Oklahoma State. The matchup airs on ESPNU at 7:00 PM ET on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. The over/under for the matchup is set at 124.5.
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Texas Tech Leaders
- McClung leads the Red Raiders scoring 15.0 points per game.
- Kyler Edwards leads Texas Tech with 3.0 assists per game and Marcus Santos-Silva paces the team with 6.5 rebounds per outing.
- Edwards averages 1.8 made threes per game to pace the Red Raiders.
- The Red Raiders steals leader is Nimari Burnett, who averages 1.5 per game. Santos-Silva leads the team averaging 1.5 blocks an outing.
Kansas State Leaders
- The Wildcats go-to guy, Mike McGuirl, leads the team in both scoring (12.5 points per game) and assists (3.8 assists per game).
- DaJuan Gordon's 6.8 rebounds per game paces Kansas State's rebounding effort. He also adds 10.5 points per game.
- McGuirl hits a team-high 2.2 three-pointers per game for the Wildcats.
- Nobody on Kansas State grabs more steals than Gordon (1.5 per game) or blocks more shots than Antonio Gordon (0.4 per game).
Texas Tech vs Kansas State: Last 4 Meetings
Texas Tech leads the past four matchups 3-1 over Kansas State. Neither team holds an advantage against the spread in those head-to-head meetings, with the season series knotted up at 1-1 ATS.
Texas Tech vs Kansas State (Last 4 Games)
- The Red Raiders average just 4.2 more points per game (73.5) than the Wildcats give up (69.3).
- Texas Tech is 6-0 against the spread and 6-1 overall when scoring more than 69.3 points.
- Kansas State has a 0-3 record against the spread and a 1-3 record overall when giving up more than 73.5 points.
- The Wildcats score 9.4 more points per game (65.7) than the Red Raiders give up to opponents (56.3).
- Kansas State has put together a 3-0 ATS record and a 5-5 overall record in games it scores more than 56.3 points.
- Texas Tech is 1-1 against the spread and 1-1 overall when it allows more than 65.7 points.
- The Red Raiders have totaled 190 more points than their opponents this season (17.2 per game on average), while the Wildcats have been out-scored by 36 total points (3.6 per game average differential).
- The Red Raiders and the Wildcats are evenly matched on the glass this season, with the teams averaging similar numbers (36.5 and 32.4 boards per game, respectively).
- The Red Raiders are 5-1 against the spread when grabbing more boards than their opponents. The Wildcats are 0-3 when they lose the rebounding battle.
- The Red Raiders average 12.7 offensive boards per game, more than the Wildcats by 1.9 rebounds per contest.
- The Red Raiders are 4-2 against the spread when grabbing more boards than their opponents. The Wildcats are 0-2 when they trail in offensive rebounding.
- Both teams tend to win the rebounding battle. The Red Raiders record an average rebounding margin of +four rebounds per game, and the Wildcats average a margin of +1.6 rebounds.