Kansas vs. Texas Tech - 2/27/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Tech Red Raiders (17-9) at Kansas Jayhawks (24-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Allen Fieldhouse)
The Line: Kansas Jayhawks -12.5 -- Over/Under: 144.5 See the Latest Odds
The Kansas Jayhawks and the Texas Tech Red Raiders face off on Saturday in Big 12 college basketball action.
The Kansas Jayhawks are 24-4 this season and they have won their last eight games in a row. Kansas is averaging 80.6 points per game and they are shooting 48.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 68.1 points and their opponents are shooting 40.3 percent. Perry Ellis leads the Jayhawks averaging 16.4 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. Wayne Selden Jr. is averaging 13.8 points, Frank Mason III is averaging 13.5 points, and Devonte’ Graham is averaging 11.1 points. Kansas is 14-0 at home and 12-3 in the Big 12.
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The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 18-9 this season and they have won their last five games in a row. Texas Tech is averaging 73.2 points per game and they are shooting 44.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 69.3 points and their opponents are shooting 42.3 percent. Toddrick Gotcher leads the Red Raiders averaging 10.9 points per game. Devaugntah Williams is averaging 10.8 points, Aaron Ross is averaging 10.7 points, and Zach Smith is averaging 10.3 points and 7.1 rebounds. Texas Tech is 3-5 on the road and 8-7 in the Big 12.
Kansas is 4-0 against the spread in their last four home games, 8-0 against the spread in their last eight games, and 13-3 against the spread in their last 16 games following a game that they covered the point spread. Texas Tech is 4-1 against the spread against the Big 12, 8-17 against the spread in their last 25 road games, and 1-4 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread. The home team is 18-6 against the spread in the last 24 meetings of these two teams.
I can see a lot of points being socred here so my free pick is over the total. My stronger play is on the winning team against the spread and I will post that pick in the Premium Area.