Kansas vs Texas Tech Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Tuesday, January 3, 2023

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The Kansas Jayhawks (12-1, 1-0 Big 12) will try to continue a six-game winning run when they visit the Texas Tech Red Raiders (10-3, 0-1 Big 12) at 9:00 PM ET on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at United Supermarkets Arena.

The Jayhawks play the Red Raiders in a game that Kansas is currently a slight favorite by 1.5 points. A 141-point total has been set for the game.

Kansas vs. Texas Tech Odds

Point Spread for Kansas vs. Texas Tech

The spread for this matchup is set at 1.5 points, with bookmakers listing Kansas as the favorite.

Kansas vs. Texas Tech Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Kansas has -124 odds to pick up the win, while Texas Tech is listed at +102 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 141 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Tuesday, January 3, 2023
  • Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • Location: Lubbock, Texas
  • Arena: United Supermarkets Arena

Kansas vs. Texas Tech Betting Trends

Kansas is 5-8-0 against the spread this season. The Jayhawks have been listed as the favorite 11 times this season and have come away with a win in all of those games. Kansas’ games this year have hit the over eight times in 13 opportunities (61.5%).

In Texas Tech’s 13 games this season, it has six wins against the spread. The Red Raiders have been the moneyline underdog just two other times so far this season, and they lost both games. Texas Tech’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under 61.5% of the time (eight out of 13 games with a set point total).

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Kansas vs. Texas Tech Key Players to Watch

Kansas

Jalen Wilson paces his team in both points (21.0) and rebounds (8.6) per game, and also puts up 2.8 assists. Defensively, he posts 1.0 steal and 0.4 blocked shots. Gradey Dick averages 14.8 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists per contest, shooting 47.6% from the field and 48.6% from downtown with 2.8 made 3-pointers per contest. Kevin McCullar is averaging 11.5 points, 1.9 assists and 7.7 rebounds per contest.
Dajuan Harris leads his team in assists per contest (6.8), and also posts 7.5 points and 2.4 rebounds. At the other end, he averages 2.2 steals and 0.5 blocked shots.

Texas Tech

Kevin Obanor leads the Red Raiders in scoring (15.8 points per game), and posts 6.2 rebounds and 1.2 assists. He also posts 1.2 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. De’Vion Harmon is No. 1 on the Red Raiders in assists (4.0 per game), and averages 12.2 points and 2.8 rebounds. He also puts up 2.2 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. Daniel Batcho is averaging a team-leading 8.4 rebounds per contest. And he is contributing 12.3 points and 1.5 assists, making 68.9% of his shots from the field. The Red Raiders receive 10.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game from Jaylon Tyson.

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What you need to know about the Kansas Jayhawks

Kansas’ conference games hit the over 10 out of 21 times last season. Offensively, the Jayhawks are posting 78.1 points per game (61st-ranked in college basketball). They are giving up 64.5 points per contest on defense (76th-ranked). Kansas is grabbing 35.8 boards per game (51st-ranked in college basketball) this season, while allowing 31.4 rebounds per contest (201st-ranked).

This season, Kansas is making 7.8 three-pointers per game (157th-ranked in college basketball) and is shooting 36.9% (63rd-ranked) from beyond the arc. The Jayhawks are 178th in the country with 7.1 threes allowed per game this season. Meanwhile, they rank 100th with a 31.1% shooting percentage allowed from beyond the arc.

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What you need to know about the Texas Tech Red Raiders

Texas Tech’s conference games hit the over 11 out of 21 times last season. The Red Raiders are 37th in college basketball in points scored (80.1 per game) and 45th in points conceded (62.7). Texas Tech is 137th in college basketball in rebounds per game (33.4) and 22nd-best in rebounds conceded (27.2).

In 2022-23, Texas Tech is 183rd in college basketball in 3-point makes (7.5 per game) and 67th in 3-point percentage (36.7%). In 2022-23, the Red Raiders are 143rd in college basketball in 3-pointers conceded (6.8 per game) and 69th in defensive 3-point percentage (30.2%).

Kansas vs. Texas Tech Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this matchup is Kansas, and we predict that Kansas will cover the spread (Kansas -1.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 141 points.

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How to bet Kansas vs. Texas Tech

You can bet on Kansas vs. Texas Tech at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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