Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Jayhawks and Red Raiders. The game is starting at 9:00 ET on ESPN, and it’s hosted by the Red Raiders at United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, TX. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this game is set at 147.5 points, and Texas Tech is favored by -2 vs. Kansas in a Big 12 conference matchup.

KANSAS JAYHAWKS VS TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Texas Tech Red Raiders -2

This game will be played at United Supermarkets Arena at 9:00 ET on Monday, February 12th.

WHY BET THE TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Red Raiders.
  • Not only will Texas Tech pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 147.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Does Kansas Have A Chance at United Supermarkets Arena?

After a 64-61 win over Baylor, Kansas is now 19-5 overall and 7-4 in Big 12 play. The Jayhawks have gone 12-1 in non-conference games, while their record on the road is 5-5 compared to 14-0 at home.

So far this season, Kansas has been the underdog just once, and they have gone 19-4 as the favorite. The Jayhawks have a scoring margin of +4.5 on the road, but they have lost their last three games away from home.

As the underdog this season, Kansas has a 1-0 record vs. the spread. On the road, the Jayhawks are 3-7 ATS this year and have gone 10-14 ATS overall. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Kansas is 5-5 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 147.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Kansas’ games this season (145.1). So far, 15 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 137 points.

The Kansas offense is coming off a game in which they scored 64 points vs. Baylor. Overall their field goal percentage was 42.9% while connecting on 5 threes. In terms of three-point shooting, the Jayhawks offense has been good from outside, hitting 35% of their three-pointers on an average of 17.6 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 50%.

At present, the Jayhawks’ defense is nationally ranked 68th, allowing 67.5 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.8 threes per game vs. Texas Tech. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 32.8%.

Will Texas Tech Find a Way to Win at Home?

After a win over UCF by a score of 66-59, Texas Tech is 17-6 overall and 6-4 in Big 12 play. At home, the Red Raiders are 12-1 this season, and they have gone 9-1 in their last 10 games at home.

So far, Texas Tech has been favored in 15 of its 23 games, going 14-1 in those matchups. Overall, the Red Raiders have a scoring margin of +14.5 at home compared to -0.8 on the road.

As the favorite this season, Texas Tech has gone 7-8 vs. the spread. At home, their ATS mark is 6-7 and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are 5-5. Overall, the Red Raiders’ ATS record is 10-12-1.

This season, the over/under record for Texas Tech games is 15-8 and today’s line of 147.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (138.8). In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 141 points.

In their most recent game, the Texas Tech offense concluded with only 66 points against UCF. Throughout the game, they made 7/21 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 38.3%. The team’s scoring leader is Pop Isaacs, who holds an average of 17 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Joe Toussaint is averaging 12.6 points per game this season.

Currently, the Red Raiders’ defense holds the 90th rank in the nation, allowing 68.4 points per game. Texas Tech will look once again to perform well on defense, holding UCF to just 38% shooting in their most recent game.