Kansas at Texas Tech Game Info & NCAA Basketball Betting Analysis

Kansas at Texas Tech Game Info & NCAA Basketball Betting Analysis

Written by on February 23, 2018

The Kansas Jayhawks will look to stay hot and extract some revenge when they hit the road to take on a seventh-ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders team that will enter their Saturday Big 12 battle with a bit of desperation, but playing at home should be the favorite at the NCAAB Odds. With both national championship-hopeful teams looking to put the pedal to the metal as the end of the regular season quickly approaches, let’s find out which ballclub is offering the best NCAA Basketball Betting value in this matchup.

Jayhawks vs. Red Raiders Game Info & NCAA Basketball Betting Analysis

  • When: Saturday, February 24, 2018, 4:15 PM ET
  • Where: United Supermarkets Arena, Lubbock, TX
  • TV: ESPN
  • Radio: 105.9 FM (Kansas) / 95.3 FM (Texas Tech)
  • Live Stream: Watch ESPN
  • NCAA Basketball Betting Odds: TBA

Team Records

  • All: Kansas Jayhawks 22-6 / Texas Tech Red Raiders 22-6
  • Home: Kansas Jayhawks 15-4 / Texas Tech Red Raiders 16-0
  • Away: Kansas Jayhawks 7-2 / Texas Tech Red Raiders 6-6
  • ATS: Kansas Jayhawks 14-13 / Texas Tech Red Raiders 13-11
  • Over/Under: Kansas Jayhawks 11-15-1 / Texas Tech Red Raiders 10-14

2018 March Madness Betting Favorites According to Oddsmakers

Recent Head to Head (Latest 10 Games)

  • Record: Kansas Jayhawks lead 9-1
  • Score: Kansas Jayhawks 77.00 / Texas Tech Red Raiders 63.70
  • Field Goal Percentage: Kansas Jayhawks 50.00 / Texas Tech Red Raiders 39.43
  • Rebounds: Kansas Jayhawks 34.30 / Texas Tech Red Raiders 31.80
  • 3 Point Shots: Kansas Jayhawks 85-207 / Texas Tech Red Raiders 55-177
  • Steals: Kansas Jayhawks 7.60 / Texas Tech Red Raiders 6.40

Why Consider Betting on Kansas?

Why should you consider backing the Jayhawks in this huge Big 12 battle? Because they’re playing some solid basketball right now and have revenge on their minds. Kansas has won three straight and completely blew Oklahoma and superstar point guard Trae Young out of the water in their 104-74 rout on Monday night. Devonte Graham had 23 points and seven assists to lead the Jayhawks to victory while Malik Newman added 20 points in Kansas’ first big win of the Big 12 season. “It was a fun night, a good win,” coach Bill Self said. “Certainly we needed a game where we could not sweat until the very, very end.” The Jayhawks jumped out to a 10-0 lead less than four minutes into the game and never looked back in the blowout win which saw the gifted Young held to a career-low 11 points. Six Jayhawks scored in double figures and Kansas topped the century mark for the first time since December while getting some payback for their loss to the Sooners in Norman back in January. “The only the thing that was on our mind was just getting payback,” Newman said. “We went down there, and they stole one from us.” Now, the Jayhawks will look to get some revenge against Texas Tech after falling to the then No. 18 Red Raiders 85-73 at home on Jan. 3.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Total Score: 82.39
  • Field Goal Percentage: 49.30
  • Three-Point Percentage: 39.67
  • Free Throw Percentage: 71.06
  • Total Rebounds: 35.61
Defense
  • Total Score: 70.82
  • Field Goal Percentage: 41.91
  • Three-Point Percentage: 32.99
  • Free Throw Percentage: 71.43
  • Total Rebounds: 35.64

Why Consider Betting on Texas Tech?

Why consider betting on the Red Raiders in this contest? Well, because they’re desperate right now and have the confidence of knowing they already beat the Jayhawks earlier this season. Texas Tech has dropped two straight and comes into this contest off a humbling 79-71 road loss against unranked Oklahoma State on Wednesday night in which they allowed the Cowboys to shoot a blistering 52.2 percent from the field. Zhaire Smith scored a team-high 18 points for Texas Tech and Jarrett Culver added 15, but guard Keenan Evans, the No. 2 scorer in the Big 12, finished with two points on 1-for-7 shooting after missing the second half of the Red Raiders’ loss against Baylor last Saturday with a toe injury. He started against Oklahoma State and played 25 minutes. Texas Tech looks like a safe NCAA Basketball Betting Pick against Kansas. “I know it definitely wasn’t 100 (percent), we know that,” Texas Tech coach Chris Beard said. “A lot of respect for Keenan for trying. He’s done everything he could since the Baylor game to put himself in position. I thought he showed a lot of courage and heart even trying to play tonight.”

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Total Score: 75.79
  • Field Goal Percentage: 46.55
  • Three-Point Percentage: 35.61
  • Free Throw Percentage: 70.62
  • Total Rebounds: 35.93
Defense
  • Total Score: 63.11
  • Field Goal Percentage: 39.54
  • Three-Point Percentage: 31.56
  • Free Throw Percentage: 69.72
  • Total Rebounds: 31.71

Latest NCAA Basketball Betting Trends

  • Jayhawks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games
  • Jayhawks are 14-4 SU in their last 18 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Kansas’s last 11 games
  • Red Raiders are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games
  • Red Raiders are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games

Expert Analysis and Prediction

Kansas may have won three straight and they may be playing some solid basketball right now, but the Jayhawks have been, for them, wildly inconsistent for the vast majority of the season and Texas Tech is sure to be very focused in this contest, not to mention the fact that they’re playing at home. With all of that said, I like the Red Raiders to bounce back to get the win in this immense home date against their Big 12 rivals. Texas Tech is as good as any team in the nation when it comes to defense as they rank a stupendous fifth in points allowed (62.5 ppg). I know the Jayhawks are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 road games, but Texas Tech is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a winning road record and the home team in this rivalry is 20-8 ATS in the last 28 meetings. Texas Tech beat the hell out of the Jayhawks in Kansas earlier this season and I like their level of desperation to help them get the narrow home win and a regular season sweep in this contest. Score: Kansas Jayhawks 73 – Texas Tech Red Raiders 77