Kansas vs. Texas Tech Pick
Will No. 3 Kansas cure some of its covering blues when it goes on the road to face Texas Tech today at 2PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Kansas is favored on the road, as the Jayhawks are getting odds of -5.5 points against Texas Tech. The over/under total for the game is listed at 144.5 points. Kansas has won 10 straight in this series and covered in five of the last six meetings. That includes an 85-68 win at home back on Jan. 7.
Kansas is coming off a 74-71 win at Kansas State this week to move to 21-3 on the season and 9-2 in the Big 12. The Jayhawks only managed to push in the win and are now 7-14-1 against the spread. Kansas is averaging 83.6 points per game on offense this season while allowing just 71.8 on defense. On the road, Kansas’ offensive average dips to just 76.6 per game. Frank Mason III is in the Player of the Year race as he is averaging 20.4 points, 4.3 rebounds and 5.1 assists per contest. Josh Jackson is adding 16 points and 6.8 rebounds per game.
Texas Tech is coming off a 62-61 loss at TCU to drop to 16-8 overall and 4-7 in the Big 12. The Red Raiders are 10-10 against the spread, having covered in two straight. Tech is averaging 75 points per game on offense while giving up just 65.2 on defense. At home, Tech averages 80.1 points per game. Keenan Evans is averaging 14.4 points per game to lead the Red Raiders while Zach Smith is adding 13 points and 7.8 rebounds per contest.
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Kansas has struggled at the betting window, which is why the spread isn’t too large. Kansas already handed the Red Raiders a big loss once and we think the Jayhawks can do it again today. Kansas has too much talent to let this team hang around. At some point, Kansas has to hit its peak and really starting lighting teams up.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: KANSAS -5.5