NCAAB: Kansas vs. Texas Tech Predictions – Monday, Feb. 12

Feb 4, 2023; Ames, Iowa, USA; Kansas Jayhawks guard Kevin McCullar Jr. (15) reacts during a game against the Iowa State Cyclones at James H. Hilton Coliseum.
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The Texas Tech Red Raiders (17-6) are set to host the Kansas Jayhawks (19-5) in a high-stakes Big 12 showdown. With both teams looking to solidify their conference standings, this matchup is pivotal as the Red Raiders aim to defend their impressive home record against the visiting Jayhawks, who are seeking to overcome their road game challenges. Let’s run through our Kansas vs. Texas Tech predictions below.

Kansas vs. Texas Tech Odds

  • Moneyline: Kansas +130 (Bet365) / Texas Tech -150 (FanDuel)
  • Spread: Texas Tech -3
  • Total: 144

Game Info

  • Date: Monday, Feb. 12
  • Time: 09:00 PM
  • Location: United Supermarkets Arena – Lubbock, TX
  • TV: ESPN

Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends

  • On the road, Kansas Jayhawks are 2 and 4 this season.
  • Against the spread this season, Kansas Jayhawks are 10 and 13.
  • Against the spread on the road, Kansas Jayhawks are 3 and 6.

Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends

  • At home, Texas Tech Red Raiders are 12 and 1 this season.
  • Against the spread this season, Texas Tech Red Raiders are 10 and 12.
  • Against the spread at home, Texas Tech Red Raiders are 7 and 9.

Kansas vs. Texas Tech Predictions

The Texas Tech Red Raiders have demonstrated a formidable presence at home, boasting a 12-1 record that speaks volumes about their ability to control the game on their turf. Their offensive firepower, led by Pop Isaacs, combined with a disciplined defense that ranks 62nd in three-point field goal percentage, positions them as a strong contender against the Kansas Jayhawks. Kansas, while offensively efficient, has shown signs of struggle on the road, with a 2-4 record that could be indicative of their challenges in hostile environments. The Red Raiders’ home-court advantage and their ability to stifle opponents from beyond the arc make them the smart moneyline bet for this matchup.

Furthermore, Kansas’s reliance on Kevin McCullar Jr. and Hunter Dickinson could be tested against Texas Tech’s robust defense. The Red Raiders’ ability to limit opponents’ scoring opportunities, especially from long range, could disrupt the Jayhawks’ rhythm and force them into uncomfortable situations. Considering the recent trends and the high stakes of this Big 12 showdown, Texas Tech’s consistent performance at home and its strategic defensive approach give them the edge. This, coupled with Kansas’s road woes, suggests that history is on the side of the Red Raiders, making the Texas Tech moneyline bet the prudent choice for this game.

The Pick: Texas Tech -150 (FanDuel)