Texas Tech vs. Kansas - 2/10/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas Jayhawks (19-4) at Texas Tech Red Raiders (12-12)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 9:00 pm (United Spirit Arena)
The Line: Texas Tech Red Raiders +11.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Kansas Jayhawks and Texas Tech Red Raiders meet Tuesday at the United Supermarkets Arena.
The Kansas Jayhawks have won five of their last seven games and are chasing a Big 12 crown. On the season, Kansas is averaging 72.1 points on 43.9 percent shooting and is allowing 64.8 points on 39.9 percent shooting. Perry Ellis is averaging 12.8 points and 6.9 rebounds while Frank Mason III is averaging 12.6 points and 4.1 assists. Wayne Selden Jr. is dishing three assists and Kelly Oubre Jr. is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Kansas Jayhawks have eight players averaging at least five points, and they’re shooting 69.9 percent from the line and 40.2 percent from downtown. Defensively, Kansas is allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 67 or less points in four of its last five games.
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The Texas Tech Red Raiders have lost six of their last eight games and are looking for another upset. On the season, TTU is averaging 62 points on 40 percent shooting and is allowing 63.4 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Devaugntah Williams is averaging 10.5 points and 3.3 rebounds while Robert Turner is averaging nine points and 3.1 rebounds. Toddrick Gotcher is shooting 37.2 percent from the field and Norense Odiase is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Texas Tech Red Raiders have seven players averaging at least 5.1 points, and they’re shooting 65.7 percent from the line and 31 percent from deep. Defensively, Texas Tech is allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and has given up 73 or more points in four of its last five games.
The Jayhawks are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 road games and 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Red Raiders are 4-13 ATS in their last 17 vs. Big 12 and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Jayhawks are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Texas Tech and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
Kansas has been a hit or miss all season, as you're never quite sure which team is going to show up. And while Texas Tech is a year away, the Red Raiders have played their best ball of the season at home and have started to show a little more consistency. After all, this is a Texas Tech that beat Iowa State last week. Give me Texas Tech and the points at home in a game that may get interesting.