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Big 12 Tournament - Kansas Texas Tech Betting Preview

Texas Tech Red RaidersKansas Jayhawks
March 14, 3:00 PM | Sprint Center

Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Kansas Jayhawks Odds

11-19TEAM RECORD26-5

Sprint Center will host Kansas Jayhawks vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders action on Thursday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

It's a game in the Big 12 Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. The game is being played at Sprint Center, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

Kansas will face the 11-19 Red Raiders, who own a 10-13 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Jayhawks are 13-13-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Red Raiders are 10-12 favoring the OVER.

View Texas Tech vs Kansas Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Jayhawks - Red Raiders odds would favor the Jayhawks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Kansas is rated No. 3 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Texas Tech is at No. 336. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 82-62 win for the Jayhawks.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Red Raiders is ranked No. 270 in NCAA hoops at 32.4 per game. Contrast that with Kansas’s No. 13 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Kansas is the No. 187-ranked team in the country at 5.9 per game, while Texas Tech rates No. 311 at 4.8 per game.

Defensively, Texas Tech features the nation's No. 277-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.6 points per game. Kansas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 39 nationally in scoring at home.

Texas Tech won its last outing, a 71-69 result against West Virginia on March 13. They covered in that game as an 8.5-point underdog. Texas Tech got 18 points from Jaye Crockett en route to a 71-69 victory over West Virginia on Wednesday at Sprint Center.

Kansas was an 81-58 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Baylor. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Kansas was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Baylor and falling by an 81-58 score at Ferrell Center.