This matchup should be the most exciting to watch in the NCAA Wednesday night. It's time to continue our college basketball odds series with a Texas Tech-Iowa State prediction and pick.

No. 11 Iowa State will host No. 25 Texas Tech for a battle in the Big-12 Conference. Iowa State is 12-1 this season and was undefeated until No. 1 Baylor defeated them last time out, 77-72. As for Texas Tech, they continue to impress again this year with a 10-2 record. They defeated No. 13 Tennessee earlier in the year after losing their first game of the season to Providence. Their only other loss was to No. 5 Gonzaga and so the Red Raiders have nothing to be ashamed about.

Here are the Texas Tech-Iowa State odds, courtesy of FanDuel

College Basketball Odds: Texas Tech-Iowa State Odds

Texas tech: +4 (-110)

Iowa State: -4 (-110)

Over: 127.5 (-110)

Under: 127.5 (-110)

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Why Texas Tech Could Cover The Spread

The Red Raiders are 6-6 against the spread this season. They are playing great offense, scoring with an average of 78.2 points per game. The team is led by junior guards Terrence Shannon Jr. and Kevin McCullar. Shannon Jr. is averaging 14.3 points per game and McCullar 13.5 per game. Shannon Jr. is currently out with back spasms and will not play against Iowa State. Texas Tech has proven they can get the job done without their top scorer, and so this shouldn't be much to worry about. Texas Tech defeated Alabama State 75-53 last time out before their game against Oklahoma State was postponed.

This is the first of three huge games in a row for Texas Tech. This is the time when the defense really needs to step up. They will face No. 6 Kansas next followed by No. 1 Baylor. The team will likely have Shannon Jr. back for the game against the defending champs. As for Iowa State, if they can guard Izaiah Brockington, then will have a shot at covering this spread.

Why Iowa State Could Cover The Spread

Iowa State was enjoying a nice undefeated season until Baylor got in the way. This will be a tough team to bounce back against, but the Cyclones are more than capable of covering this spread. Brockington is averaging 17 points per game this year with 8.4 rebounds to go along with it. Not many guards his size can rebound like him as he gives his team a much-needed bonus. The team is really led by guards and so they don’t have much height to them. If they can control the boards and create second-chance opportunities, then Iowa State will cover this spread.

The defense has a tough task in stopping McCullar and company. Texas Tech can score points and will likely continue to do so. Iowa State defends better than Texas Tech and so that will be the matchup to look for. The Cyclones force just shy of 10 turnovers a game and 3.5 blocks per game on the season.

Final Texas Tech-Iowa State Prediction & Pick

I'm taking Iowa State to cover this spread and win in a nail-biter. This entire conference is filled with talented teams and so any game could go either way. The Cyclones are favored for a reason and so I believe they will get the job done. Iowa State is also 9-4 against the spread this season.

Final Texas Tech-Iowa State Prediction & Pick: Iowa State -4 (-110)