The number two Kansas Jayhawks (24-4, 12-3 Big 12) host the Texas Tech Raiders (18-9, 8-7 Big 12) in Lawrence, Kansas on Saturday, Feb. 27. The game takes place at Allen Fieldhouse. Tip-off is at 12:00 pm ET.
Lately, Kansas has been as good as any team in the nation. Kansas has won 9 out of their last 10 games. The Jayhawks have won 8 games in a row. Texas Tech has won 5 in a row. The Red Raiders have won 6 out of their last 7.
A Closer Look at How To Bet the Texas Tech Red Raiders vs No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks College Basketball Spread
The college hoops betting spread favors Kansas by a jaw-dropping 12.5-points to beat Texas Tech. The money line and game total are both off the board for this tilt.
Texas Tech is a .500 4 and 4 against the spread in away games this season. The Red Raiders have covered in 4 out of their last 5 games. Kansas has covered in 8 straight games. The Jayhawks have turned into a covering machine.
What: Texas Tech Red Raiders at No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks
When: Saturday, February 27, 2016
Kickoff: 12:00 PM ET
Where: Lawrence, Kansas
Stadium: Allen Fieldhouse
Spread: Kansas -12.5
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Texas Tech vs Kansas
Bet The Texas Tech Red Raiders Because…
Texas Tech played well against the Jayhawks in the first battle between these 2. This is especially true in regards to the first half. Playing in front of their fans, the Red Raiders played well enough in the game on Jan. 9 to be down by only 2 points at half time. The score was Kansas 29 and Texas Tech 27. Kansas ended up out scoring Texas Tech 40 to 32 in the second half for a 69 to 59 win. But the first half is a sign that Texas Tech can play with Kansas when things are going their way.
Bet The No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks Because…
Kansas has solidified itself as one of the top teams, if not the top team, in the nation. Although Villanova got the number one ranking this week, they won’t be ranked number one next week. Unless something drastic happens the number one ranking will fall onto the Kansas Jayhawks. The Jayhawks have been unbelievable in their last 8 games. During the stretch, Kansas has beaten and covered versus Kentucky, West Virginia and Oklahoma. The Jayhawks are gearing up for March Madness.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
Texas Tech has been playing much better basketball lately than they were playing earlier in the season. In the first matchup with Kansas, Texas Tech was quite good in the first half.
But it’s also true that the Kansas team that Texas Tech faces this Saturday isn’t the same team that the Red Raiders lost to by only 10 in January. This Kansas team is playing like the absolute best college basketball team in the nation. Kansas should have no trouble trouncing Texas Tech by close to, if not over, 20 points on Feb. 27.