This is an extremely dangerous spot for Texas Tech. The Red Raiders enter this road matchup having dealt top-ranked Baylor its first loss of the season this past Tuesday and followed that up with a 78-57 victory against Oklahoma State two days ago.
Now the Red Raiders draw a desperate Kansas State squad that is above .500, but 0-4 in the Big 12. Texas Tech hasn't been good in this role - 0-6 ATS the past six times as road chalk.
Kansas State is good enough to defeat Texas Tech straight-up if the Red Raiders come in flat. The Wildcats rank 29th in defense giving up 61.7 points. They rank eighth in 3-point percentage defense and 30th in defensive field goal percentage.
The Wildcats don't get much scoring from their frontcourt, but they have strong backcourt play as three guards - Nijel Pack, Markquis Nowell and Mark Smith - all are averaging in double-digits.