Red Raiders vs. Jayhawks Prediction
The 11th-ranked Kansas Jayhawks are looking to bounce back from a pair of losses today at home versus the 15th-ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders. Will two teams in search for a big win make this a defense-filled battle that keeps the total under the number?
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Allen Fieldhouse at 4PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Jayhawks are a 4-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 134 points. As of Saturday morning, 73 percent of public bets are coming in on host Kansas. Check out our College Basketball Betting Page for the latest information.
Red Raiders cruise past Horned Frogs
Texas Tech eased to an 84-65 home victory Monday night against Texas Christian to improve to 17-4 overall and 5-3 in Big 12 Conference play. The Red Raiders secured a 43-27 halftime advantage on their way to the win. Matt Mooney paced Texas Tech with 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting plus 4-of-5 at the free throw line. He also dished out five assists. Jarrett Culver contributed 18 points, seven rebounds and four steals. Tariq Owens tallied 17 points and six boards. Davide Moretti had 11 points, seven assists and two boards. The Red Raiders shot 32-of-59 from the floor, 9-of-21 from 3-point range and 11-of-14 from the charity stripe.
Jayhawks struggle at Longhorns
Kansas lost its second straight game and third in four Tuesday night with a 73-63 defeat at Texas. The Jayhawks (16-5, 5-3) were outscored 47-40 in the second half as the hosts pulled away. Kansas shot 22-of-51 from the floor, 6-of-18 from 3-point range and 13-of-16 at the free throw line. Ochai Agbaji led the way with 24 points on 8-of-10 shooting including 2-of-4 from 3-point distance plus 6-of-8 from the free throw line. He also recorded seven rebounds and two assists. Dedric Lawson had 13 points, seven boards, three steals and two blocked shots. Lagerald Vick added 10 points and two rebounds off the bench.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Red Raiders are 2-11-2 ATS in their last 15 Big 12 games. Texas Tech is 1-5 ATS in its last six road games.
The Jayhawks are 0-5 ATS in their last five games overall. Kansas is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 Saturday games.
The Jayhawks have been struggling mightily and now must face the third-ranked defense nationally. The Red Raiders play at a slow place and take opponents out of their rhythm. With Texas Tech looking good in its last game, I think that will carry over here as it takes advantage of catching Kansas at a good time.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS +4