Texas Tech vs. Kansas Pick
Will No. 10 Kansas have any trouble at home when it plays host to No. 18 Texas Tech tonight at 9PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Kansas is favored at home tonight, as the Jayhawks are getting odds of -7 points against Texas Tech. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 149 points. Tonight’s game takes place from Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas and will air live on ESPN.
Kansas is on a four-game win streak since losing to Arizona State. The Jayhawks are coming off road wins over Stanford and Texas. Kansas is 11-2 overall, 1-0 in the Big 12 and 8-4 against the spread. The Jayhawks have covered in three straight games. Kansas is putting up 87.8 points per game this season while allowing 67.2 per game. Lagerald Vick is putting up 17.4 points and 6.4 rebounds per game to lead this team while Devonte’ Graham is adding 17.2 points and 7.6 assists per contest.
Texas Tech is on a six-game winning streak right now following an impressive 77-53 win at home over Baylor on Friday. The Red Raiders are 12-1 on the season, 1-0 in the Big 12 and 6-3 against the spread. Tech has covered in their last two lined games. The Raiders are scoring 81.3 points per game this season while allowing only 58.2 per game. Keenan Evans is putting up 16.6 points per game to lead Texas Tech this year while Zhaire Smith is averaging 10.7 points per game. Smith is questionable for tonight’s game with an undisclosed injury.
Kansas has won 10 straight meetings with Texas Tech, going 7-3 against the spread in those 10 games as well. I like what Texas Tech has been doing this season, but the Red Raiders are playing in their first true road game tonight. At home, Kansas is averaging just under 100 points per game. I think they will be able to expose some flaws in the Tech defense and the Red Raiders may be a little rattled on the road. The public betting is split for this game, but I like Kansas to win big.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: KANSAS -7