Kansas vs. Texas Tech - 1/10/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Tech Red Raiders (10-5) at Kansas Jayhawks (12-2)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 3:00 pm (Allen Fieldhouse)
The Line: Kansas Jayhawks -17 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Texas Tech Red Raiders and Kansas Jayhawks play Saturday afternoon at the Allen Fieldhouse.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders have lost four of their last five games and play their second true road game. On the season, Texas Tech is averaging 68.3 points on 44 percent shooting and is allowing 60 points on 38.6 percent shooting. Devaugntah Williams is averaging 11.7 points and 2.1 assists while Robert Turner is averaging 8.9 points and 2.8 rebounds. Norense Odiase is grabbing 5.1 rebounds and Justin Gray is shooting 50.7 percent from the field. The Texas Tech Red Raiders rely on their defense that’s holding teams to 31.4 percent shooting from deep and has allowed 62 or fewer points in eight of their last 11 games. Offensively, Texas Tech is shooting 65.2 percent from the line and 31.2 percent from beyond the arc.
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The Kansas Jayhawks have won three of their last four games and look for their second conference victory. On the season, Kansas is averaging 70.1 points on 42.9 percent shooting and is allowing 63.8 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Perry Ellis is averaging 12.4 points and 6.4 rebounds while Frank Mason III is averaging 12.3 points and 4.3 assists. Cliff Alexander is grabbing 5.4 rebounds and Wayne Selden Jr. is shooting 35.2 percent from the field. The Kansas Jayhawks rely on their length, as they’re grabbing more than 38 rebounds and producing 4.9 blocks. Offensively, Kansas is shooting 71.7 percent from the line and 38.5 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Kansas is holding teams to 34.1 percent shooting from deep and has allowed 62 or less points in four of its last six games.
The Red Raiders are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 vs. Big 12 and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Jayhawks are 22-9-1 ATS in their last 32 vs. Big 12 and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Red Raiders are 1-11 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Kansas and 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings overall.
You see Texas Tech's ATS record in Kansas? Yeah, no thanks. The Red Raiders have been brutal recently against the Big 12 and has have been even worse against Kansas. Look for the Jayhawks to win in a blowout.