Kansas at Texas Tech Odds, Free Pick & TV InfoJosh Bailey
The 8th-ranked Kansas Jayhawks (19-4, 8-2 Big 12) have struggled on the road this season and hope to avoid losing their second straight loss away from home in Lubbock, Texas when they visit the 12-point underdog Texas Tech Red Raiders (12-12, 2-9 Big 12). Click here for more college hoops live odds.
Kansas has won all 12 home games this season, averaging 77.9 points and shooting 47.3% from the field. On the road, those numbers take a nosedive. The Jayhawks have gone 4-3 with 66.4 points per game while only draining 41.3% of their shots from the field.
Texas Tech has won two straight at home and could pose a threat to a threat to the Jayhawks post season March Madness dreams. The Red Raiders are averaging 71.0 points on 46.8% from the floor and making 20 of 43 from beyond the arc on their home court at United Supermarkets Arena.
Analyzing The Kansas at Texas Tech Odds, A Closer Look At My Free Pick & TV Info
Matchup: (8) Kansas Jayhawks at Texas Tech Red Raiders
Date: Feb. 10, 2015
Start Time: 9:00 p.m. ET
Location: Lubbock, Texas
Stadium: United Supermarkets Arena
TV Info: ESPN 2
Radio: Kansas Vs Texas Tech
Point Spread: Kansas Jayhawks -12
Kansas Will Cover the Spread If
The Jayhawks play tough defense and get out on the break.
Kansas is one of the few teams in college basketball that can change its style depending on its opponent. But, changing one’s style doesn’t always lead to a victory. As a -1.5 point road favorite versus the Oklahoma State Cowboys in their last, the Jayhawks couldn’t do enough to even win the game.
— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) February 9, 2015
Rock Chalk lost 62 to 67 as a road favorite. The problem in that game is that Kansas had trouble getting open looks and, therefore, ended up scoring 10 points less than they normally do. It was a horrible game from a very good team. If they wish to cover the spread versus the overmatched Red Raiders, Kansas is going to have to push the pace. If Kansas can get easy buckets versus Texas Tech, this game could be over before half time.
Texas Tech Will Cover the Spread If
Texas Tech can protect the basketball and convert on the offensive end.
Texas Tech has covered the spread at home in their last 2 games. They actually upset Iowa State 78 to 73 in their second to last home matchup. But, the Cyclones came back and beat the Red Raiders 75 to 38 in a game that shows how bad Texas Tech actually is.
— Texas Tech Athletics (@TechAthletics) February 7, 2015
The Red Raiders shot 30.9% from the field and 20.9% from three-point land. They grabbed only 27 rebounds compared to Iowa State’s 36. If Texas Tech has any hope of covering the spread against Kansas, they’re going to have to protect the basketball and shoot much better on the offensive end. That could be difficult for Texas Tech to do versus the Jayhawks since as a team they shoot only 40% from the field on average, but they’re going to have to find points from somewhere or the home team figures to get squashed in this Big 12 matchup.