The Kansas Jayhawks (24-5, 12-4 Big 12) will host the Texas Tech Red Raiders (16-13, 5-11 Big 12) after victories in four home games in a row. It begins at 9:00 PM ET on Tuesday, February 28, 2023.
The Jayhawks are currently healthy 8-point favorites over the Red Raiders. A 148-point over/under is set for the matchup.
Kansas vs. Texas Tech Odds
Point Spread for Kansas vs. Texas Tech
The spread for this matchup is set at 8 points, with oddsmakers listing Kansas as the favorite.
Kansas vs. Texas Tech Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Kansas has -426 odds to pick up the win, while Texas Tech is listed at +324 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 148 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Tuesday, February 28, 2023
- Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN
- Location: Lawrence, Kansas
- Arena: Allen Fieldhouse
Kansas vs. Texas Tech Betting Trends
Against the spread, Kansas is 14-15-0 this year. The Jayhawks have come away with 21 wins in the 24 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. Kansas’ games this year have hit the over on 16 of 29 set point totals.
In Texas Tech’s 29 games this season, it has 14 wins against the spread. The Red Raiders have won 27.3% of the games this season they were the underdog on the moneyline (3-8). Texas Tech’s games this season have hit the over on 18 of 29 set point totals (62.1%).
Kansas vs. Texas Tech Key Players to Watch
Jalen Wilson leads the Jayhawks with 19.6 points per game and 8.4 rebounds, while also posting 2.5 assists. Kevin McCullar posts 11.1 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists per contest. Defensively, he delivers 2.1 steals and 0.7 blocked shots. Gradey Dick is averaging 14.9 points, 1.6 assists and 5 rebounds per game. Dajuan Harris averages a team-leading 6.3 assists per game. He is also putting up 8.5 points and 2.4 rebounds, shooting 47.6% from the floor.
De’Vion Harmon is posting a team-high 3.6 assists per game. And he is delivering 13.7 points and 3 rebounds, making 44.9% of his shots from the floor. Kevin Obanor is averaging team highs in points (14.8 per game) and rebounds (6.5). And he is contributing 0.9 assists, making 50% of his shots from the floor and 34.2% from beyond the arc, with 1.3 treys per game. Jaylon Tyson is posting 11.1 points, 6 rebounds and 1.3 assists per contest, making 49.6% of his shots from the floor and 42.1% from 3-point range, with 1.4 triples per contest. The Red Raiders receive 8.1 points, 6 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game from Daniel Batcho.
What you need to know about the Kansas Jayhawks
Kansas has put together an 8-8-0 conference record against the spread this season. The Jayhawks rank 66th in the nation with 76.4 points per game so far this year. At the other end of the court, they rank 125th with 68.2 points allowed per contest. Kansas is averaging 33.9 rebounds per game (63rd-ranked in college basketball) this year, while allowing 31.6 rebounds per contest (216th-ranked).
In home games, the Jayhawks are scoring 4.1 more points per game (79.6) than they are in road games (75.5). So far this season, Kansas is making 7.2 three-pointers per game (205th-ranked in college basketball) and is shooting 35.4% (114th-ranked) from three-point land. The Jayhawks are 115th in the nation with 6.7 treys allowed per game so far this season. Meanwhile, they rank 70th with a 32% shooting percentage allowed from three-point land.
The Jayhawks have a 7-3 record against the spread while finishing 8-2 overall in their past 10 contests. Kansas has hit the over in five of its last 10 outings. On offense, Kansas has picked up its production a little bit over its last 10 games, scoring 76.8 points per contest over that span compared to the 76.4 it has racked up over the course of this season. Kansas has been more porous on the defensive side of the ball lately, allowing 70.3 points per game during its last 10 outings compared to the 68.2 points per game its opponents are averaging on the 2022-23 season.
What you need to know about the Texas Tech Red Raiders
Texas Tech has covered eight times in 16 matchups with a spread in conference action this year. With 74.3 points scored per game and 68.7 points allowed, the Red Raiders are 119th in college basketball offensively and 138th on defense. Texas Tech collects 32.3 rebounds per game and give up 29.3 boards, ranking 147th and 74th, respectively, in the nation.
At home, the Red Raiders average 77.9 points per game. On the road, they average 66.3. With 7.1 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 34.7% from downtown, Texas Tech is 218th and 162nd in college basketball, respectively, in those categories. Defensively, the Red Raiders are 286th in the nation in 3-pointers conceded per game at 8.1. They are 105th in 3-point percentage allowed at 32.5%.
The Red Raiders are 7-3 against the spread and 6-4 overall in their last 10 contests. In its past 10 contests, Texas Tech has gone over the total seven times. Texas Tech has fared worse offensively over its last 10 games, scoring 72.6 points per contest, 1.7 fewer points its than season average of 74.3. The Red Raiders have played worse defensively over their previous 10 games, allowing 72.9 points per contest, 4.2 more points their than season average of 68.7.
Kansas vs. Texas Tech Prediction & Pick
Our prediction to win this matchup is Kansas, and we project that Kansas will cover the spread (Kansas -8). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 148 points.
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