Texas Tech is looking to avoid an 0-4 start in the Big 12 game against Iowa State

With the college football season ending yesterday, many people will now focus their attention on the college basketball season. Team play is well under way and we have less than two months until the conference tournaments start and just over two months until March Madness.

Tuesday features some strong games on the college basketball schedule. The most intriguing game of the night might be the meeting between Texas Tech and Iowa State in Ames. Iowa is the home favorite by 5.5 points. Texas Tech hasn’t lost consecutive games since the 2020-21 season. However, on Tuesday they will be looking to avoid an 0-4 start in Big 12 playoffs.

By playing in the Big 12, Texas Tech will have plenty of opportunities to boost their resume over the next couple of months. However, they need to move on. The Red Raiders lost to Creighton and Ohio State in non-conference play. They opened conference play with a loss at TCU and losses at home to Kansas and Oklahoma. Texas Tech doesn’t have any impressive wins. Their most exciting win was a 9-point victory over Louisiana Tech, ranked 145th by KenPom. Texas Tech is just 5-9-1 for the odds to open the season.

It doesn’t get any easier for Texas Tech on Tuesday. They take a trip to Ames where they will visit No. 14 Iowa State. Iowa State is 3-0 to open Big 12 play, including a stunning road win at TCU on Saturday. On the season, the Hurricanes are 8-0 at Hilton Coliseum.

Both teams rank 25th in defensive efficiency adjusted according to KenPom. It must be a fierce and defensive battle. Add to that Texas Tech’s desperation, and it might be a good point-taking game with the road team. With that being said, the Red Raiders are a hard team to support right now.

LUBBOCK, TX - JANUARY 7: Texas Tech Red Raiders guard Lamar Washington #1 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders celebrates with #4 forward Robert Jennings and Firdaus Aimak during the second half of a college basketball game against the Oklahoma Sooners at United Supermarkets Arena on January 07, 2023 in Lubbock, Texas.  (Photo by John E. Moore III/Getty Images)

Texas Tech is looking to avoid falling to 0-4 in conference play. (John E. Moore III / Getty Images)

The rest of the college basketball bylaw

There are some interesting games on the slate for college basketball on Tuesday night.

By staying in the Big 12, No. 2 Kansas is looking to improve to 15-1 on the season and 4-0 in conference play. The Jayhawks are favorites at home by 10.5 points against Oklahoma. Elsewhere in the conference, No. 11 Kansas State is a 5.5-point home favorite over Oklahoma State.

In the Big Ten, Michigan State is one of the best teams on the road by 1.5 points against No. 18 Wisconsin. Tom Izzo’s Spartans are 3-1 in conference play and are coming off a win over rival Michigan.

On the SEC, No. 5 Tennessee is a big favorite with a 17.5-point home run against Vanderbilt. Meanwhile, No. 21 Auburn is a short favorite by 1.5 points on the road to Ole Miss. LSU is a 1.5-point home underdog against Florida while Kentucky is a poor 19.5-point favorite against a dismal South Carolina team.

Another interesting game taking place in the ACC. North Carolina entered the preseason ranked No. 1 but was very disappointing and is currently not ranked. However, we all know that it is dangerous any night. Tar Heels 4.5 points on road underdogs against No. 13 Virginia.

Seven game nba list

There aren’t a lot of mega matchups on this Tuesday’s NBA slate, but there are seven matches to wet your beak if you’re more interested in betting on the pros.

Perhaps the best game of the night takes place in Los Angeles, where the Clippers are favorites by 1.5 points at home against the Dallas Mavericks. Unfortunately, the game gets a little less exciting because Paul George has been left out of the Clippers.

Elsewhere in the Union, the Golden State Warriors won by 11.5 points at home against the Phoenix Suns. There is a chance Steve Curry will return to Golden State after missing nearly a month due to a shoulder injury. For Phoenix, Devin Booker and Chris Paul are out, and it’s doubtful DeAndre Ayton will play. The Suns have lost six straight games and nine of their last 10 games.

The NHL has ten games in its deck

The NHL has a typical Tuesday night schedule loaded with 20 teams in action.

The two big teams face off in the Metropolitan Division as the Carolina Hurricanes are -145 favorites at home against the New Jersey Devils. New Jersey has struggled lately, allowing the Hurricanes to take over the top spot in the division.

Elsewhere, the New York Rangers hit 140 home runs against the Minnesota Wild. Both teams are off to a slow start compared to the expectations surrounding them, but have been closing in on form in recent weeks.

Speaking of teams failing to live up to expectations, two of the league’s most disappointing teams meet in Denver. The Colorado Avalanche is the 130th home favorite over the Florida Panthers. Colorado obviously won the Stanley Cup last season, but is currently looking outside when it comes to a playoff spot. Even the return of Nathan McKinnon didn’t yield much spark. The Florida Panthers were the best team in the league last season during the regular season, but are currently six points off last playoff spot in the East.

Who is distributing the tickets?

Easily overshadowed by Georgia as the 13.5-point favorite in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game, winning the game by a score of 65-7. The Bulldogs single-handedly cashed out the total amount to the bettors as well. Georgia opened as the bet to win it again next season as it hunts for its third straight national title.

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