Kentucky Wildcats vs Texas Tech Red Raiders NCAA Basketball Odds & Free Predictions


Kentucky Wildcats
Kentucky Wildcats
1-0 (0-0 V)
6:00 pm ET, Saturday, January 25, 2020
United Supermarkets Arena, Lubbock, Texas
Texas Tech Red Raiders
Texas Tech Red Raiders
1-0 (1-0 H)
TV: ESPN
Kentucky Wildcats vs Texas Tech Red Raiders NCAA Basketball Odds & Free Predictions

Kentucky (#15) vs Texas Tech Today's Odds

Time Gm# Team Opener Bovada BOnline Public MyBookie
01/25
3:00p
731
732
Kentucky
Texas Tech
131
4
132½
4
132
4-109
68%
o60%
132½
4

Kentucky (#15) vs Texas Tech  Match Preview

Fourteenth-ranked Kentucky is used to playing in hostile environments with a target on its back, so Saturday's Big 12/SEC Challenge at No. 18 Texas Tech will be nothing new - except for the free beer. Red Raiders coach Chris Beard and guard Davide Moretti invited students to a pregame tailgate complete with food and beer - for those of legal age, which should bring a little more of a buzz through the doors of United Supermarkets Arena.

"Going in, that’ll be one of the best environments we’ll play in,'' Wildcats coach John Calipari told reporters. "Now, the good news is, the Arkansas environment, the Georgia environment, the South Carolina - everywhere we go is that way, but this may be on top of that.'' Kentucky is second in the SEC (5-1) after an 89-79 victory over Georgia on Tuesday while Texas Tech lost at TCU 65-54 the same night, and sits in the middle of the Big 12 pack at 3-3. The Wildcats are led by Nick Richards, who leads the club in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots, while freshman Jahmi'us Ramsey averages a team-high 15.5 points for the Red Raiders. Texas Tech has won 54 straight non-conference home games, including 34 under Beard.

The Kentucky Wildcats and the Texas Tech Red Raiders will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at United Supermarkets Arena.

Oddsmakers opened the Red Raiders as -5.5-point favorites versus the Wildcats, while the game's total opened at 134.

In their last action, Texas Tech was a 65-54 loser on the road against Horned Frogs. They failed to cover the -2.5-point spread as favorites.

Kentucky was a 89-79 winner in their most recent outing at home against Bulldogs. They failed to cover the -12-point spread as favorites.

Texas Tech (#18) vs Kentucky (#15)

ABOUT KENTUCKY (14-4): Richards has averaged 16.6 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.7 blocks over the last seven games, raising his season numbers to 13.7, 7.8 and 2.4. Ashton Hagans (13.6 points) has recorded at least five assists in his last 15 contests and leads the SEC at 7.3 per game while ninth nationally entering Friday. Immanuel Quickley (13.6 points) and freshman Tyrese Maxey (13.3) each average 4.2 rebounds and shoot 91.8 and 81.2 percent, respectively, from the free throw line.

ABOUT TEXAS TECH (12-6): Kyler Edwards, who is the reigning Big 12 Player of the Week after scoring 46 points in wins at Kansas State on Jan. 14 and over Iowa State on Jan. 18, recorded nine points, five rebounds and four assists against TCU and averages 11.8, 4.5 and 3.1. Moretti (13 points per game) scored eight Tuesday after averaging 15.7 in his previous three contests. Freshman guard Terrence Shannon Jr. (11.4 points) has reached double figures in three of his last four games.

 

6:00 PM ET W/L ATS H A N CONF AF AA O/U
Kentucky 14-4 8-10-0 11-1 2-1 1-2 5-1 75.7 64.7 10-8-0
Texas Tech 12-6 8-10-0 9-1 1-3 2-2 3-3 72.7 61.8 8-9-1

 

Texas Tech (#18) vs Kentucky (#15) Stats

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Kentucky 14-4 7-10-1 75.67 64.67 11.00 4-7-1 2-1 10-8 6-6 3-0
Texas Tech 12-6 8-10 72.67 61.78 10.89 5-5 1-3 8-9-1 5-5 1-3

Last 5 Games

Kentucky Wildcats

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Jan 21, 2020 GA 89-79 W -12 144.5 L/O 52.54 78.79 1 H
Jan 18, 2020 ARK 73-66 W 2 138 W/O 44.44 74.07 5 A
Jan 15, 2020 S.CAR 78-81 L -6 136 L/O 43.64 71.43 5 A
Jan 11, 2020 ALA 76-67 W -10 153.5 L/U 44.44 64.71 9 H
Jan 7, 2020 GA 78-69 W -3.5 142 W/O 50.00 50.00 6 A

Texas Tech Red Raiders

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Jan 21, 2020 TCU 54-65 L -2.5 126.5 L/U 43.14 75.00 4 A
Jan 18, 2020 IOWAS 72-52 W -8 136 W/U 54.35 86.67 9 H
Jan 14, 2020 KANST 77-63 W -4 125 W/O 47.17 76.92 7 A
Jan 11, 2020 W.VA 54-66 L 4.5 130.5 L/U 30.00 85.71 6 A
Jan 7, 2020 BAYLR 52-57 L -3.5 130 L/U 37.04 41.67 7 H

Texas Tech (#18) vs Kentucky (#15) Betting Fantasy Props Full List

Game Lines

Match
Spread Moneyline Total
Kentucky (#15) +4.0 (-110) +170 O 132.5 (-110)
Texas Tech (#18) -4.0 (-110) -200 U 132.5 (-110)
DRAW - - -
First Half
Spread Moneyline Total
Kentucky (#15) +2.0 (-110) +125 O 62.0 (-110)
Texas Tech (#18) -2.0 (-110) -165 U 62.0 (-110)
DRAW - - -
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