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Red Raiders open as college hoops underdog vs Jayhawks

Kansas JayhawksTexas Tech Red Raiders
Jan 12, 4:00 PM | United Spirit Arena

Kansas Jayhawks vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Odds

13-1TEAM RECORD8-5

The Kansas Jayhawks will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Red Raiders in Texas Tech at United Spirit Arena on Saturday in college basketball action.

This season, the Red Raiders are 8-5 overall and 3-3 ATS ATS, while the Jayhawks are 13-1 and 6-7 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Texas Tech boasts a 1-4 on the OU, and Kansas is 7-3-1.

View Kansas vs Texas Tech Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Texas Tech in this one found them as 16-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 1-rated Kansas taking on the No. 253-rated Red Raiders in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 89-74 win for the Jayhawks on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Jayhawks is ranked No. 31 in NCAA hoops at 39.8 per game. Contrast that with Texas Tech’s No. 124 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Texas Tech is the No. 268-ranked team in the country at 5.2 per game, while Kansas rates No. 125 at 6.6 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Kansas owns the country's No. 95-rated mark, allowing 66 points per game on the highway. Texas Tech, on the other hand, rates No. 127 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Kansas was a 97-89 winner at home against Iowa State. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as favorites. Iowa State was victimized by Ben McLemore for 33 points as the Jayhawks defeated the Cyclones 97-89 in college hoops action on Wednesday.

Texas Tech was an 82-48 loser in their most recent outing at home against Baylor. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as underdogs. Texas Tech was run off the court by the Bears on Tuesday as Baylor routed them 82-48 at United Spirit Arena.

Kansas Jayhawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Baylor are 8-2
After playing Iowa State are 9-1
After a win are 10-0

Texas Tech Red Raiders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Oklahoma are 4-6
After playing Baylor are 0-10
After a loss are 2-8

A few Jayhawks at Red Raiders trends to consider:
Kansas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Kansas's last 16 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas's last 6 games when playing on the road against Texas Tech
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas Tech's last 6 games when playing at home against Kansas
Texas Tech is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Texas Tech is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Kansas
Texas Tech is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas

Next up:
Kansas home to Baylor, Monday, January 14
Texas Tech at Oklahoma, Wednesday, January 16