Texas Tech vs Kansas College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/17/20

Texas Tech vs Kansas College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/17/20 Photo by Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas Jayhawks (6-1) at Texas Tech Red Raiders (6-1)

College Basketball: Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 7:00 pm (United Supermarkets Arena)

The Line: Texas Tech Red Raiders -2 -- Over/Under: 134 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Kansas Jayhawks and Texas Tech Red Raiders meet Thursday in college basketball action at the United Supermarkets Arena.

The Kansas Jayhawks look for another win to build on their six-game winning streak. The Kansas Jayhawks are averaging 81.6 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 67.6 points on 40.3 percent shooting. Jalen Wilson is averaging 15.3 points and 8.7 rebounds while Ochai Agbaji is averaging 14.1 points and 3.9 rebounds. Christian Braun is the third double-digit scorer and David McCormack is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Kansas Jayhawks are shooting 39.9 percent from beyond the arc and 70.1 percent from the free throw line. The Kansas Jayhawks are allowing 29.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game.

The Texas Tech Red Raiders look for a win to build on their four-game winning streak. The Texas Tech Red Raiders are averaging 75.3 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 51.6 points on 35.5 percent shooting. Mac McClung is averaging 14.1 points and 3.1 assists while Terrence Shannon Jr. is averaging 11.8 points and 4.7 rebounds. Kyler Edwards is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Santos-Silva is grabbing 7.6 rebounds. The Texas Tech Red Raiders are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 67.5 percent from the free throw line. The Texas Tech Red Raiders are allowing 25.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.9 rebounds per game.

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The Jayhawks are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 road games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games. The Red Raiders are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 Thursday games. The under is 4-0 in Jayhawks last 4 overall. The under is 5-1 in Red Raiders last 6 overall.

The Texas Tech Red Raiders are a tough out given their defensive pressure and they probably should be favorites at home. However, the Kansas Jayhawks are the more talented team here from top to bottom, and they're the more proven team up to this point with wins over Kentucky and Creighton. Really a fun matchup on a Thursday night, but I'll take the free bucket with a top-five Kansas team, something you won't get often. 

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Randy’s Pick Kansas Jayhawks +2

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