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Red Raiders open as college hoops underdog vs Jayhawks

Texas Tech Red RaidersKansas Jayhawks
13-16March 05, 2014, 08:00 | Allen Fieldhouse22-7

Kansas looks to cover the Jayhawks-Red Raiders pointspread on Wednesday and improve its overall 22-7 mark when they host Texas Tech in college basketball wagering action.

The Jayhawks bring a 22-7 record (15-14 ATS) to this tilt against the 13-16 Red Raiders, who are 15-11 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Kansas go 16-12-1 so far and the Red Raiders go 6-18-1.

View Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Kansas Jayhawks Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Kansas sat as -13.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Jayhawks at No. 18 and the Red Raiders at No. 204 heading into this contest.

In their last action, Texas Tech was a 59-49 loser on the road against Baylor. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. Texas Tech suffered a 59-49 loss against Baylor on Saturday, getting 12 points from Robert Turner in a losing effort at Ferrell Center.

Kansas lost its last outing, a 72-65 result against Oklahoma State on March 1. They failed to cover in that game as a 1-point underdog. Kansas got 15 points from Andrew Wiggins but lost anyway, 72-65, to Oklahoma State on Saturday at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Kansas's No. 26-rated squad against Texas Tech's No. 211-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Kansas rates No. 177 in the country with 5.52 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 237 nationally with 4.62 per match.

Next up:
Texas Tech home to Texas, Saturday, March 8th
Kansas at West Virginia, Saturday, March 8th