Texas Tech vs. Kansas - 1/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas Jayhawks (13-1) at Texas Tech Red Raiders (11-2)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 9:00 pm (United Supermarkets Arena)
The Line: Texas Tech Red Raiders +6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Kansas Jayhawks and Texas Tech Red Raiders meet Saturday night at the United Supermarkets Arena.
The Kansas Jayhawks hope to build on their solid 12-game winning streak. The Kansas Jayhawks are averaging 89.8 points on 50.6 percent shooting and allowing 67.9 points on 39.3 percent shooting. Perry Ellis is averaging 16.1 points and 6.6 rebounds while Wayne Selden Jr. is averaging 15.9 points and 3.1 assists. Frank Mason III is dishing 5.6 assists and Devonte' Graham is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Kansas Jayhawks are shooting 46.3 percent from beyond the arc and 71.7 percent from the free throw line. Kansas is allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 39.2 rebounds per game. The Kansas Jayhawks have lost four of their last six road games.
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The Texas Tech Red Raiders look for a statement win after an 11-2 start. The Texas Tech Red Raiders are averaging 76.2 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 66.1 points on 38.9 percent shooting. Devaugntah Williams is averaging 14.8 points and 4.1 rebounds while Toddrick Gotcher is averaging 11.8 points and 2.1 assists. Zach Smith is the third double-digit scorer and Norense Odiase is grabbing five rebounds. The Texas Tech Red Raiders are shooting 30.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. Texas Tech is allowing 30.6 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 37.8 rebounds per game. The Texas Tech Red Raiders have won 10 straight home games.
The Jayhawks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss. The Red Raiders are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 home games and 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Jayhawks are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
This is a bad spot for the Jayhawks, as they're coming off a draining and emotional win over Oklahoma. Texas Tech is a very good basketball team that should have a packed house and treat this game as a statement. Honestly, I wouldn't be shocked if the Red Raiders won outright.