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Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Kansas Jayhawks Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Kansas JayhawksTexas Tech Red Raiders
19-6February 18, 2014, 08:00 | United Spirit Arena13-12

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Texas Tech and Kansas on Tuesday, with the host Red Raiders trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Red Raiders sport a record of 13-12 and 14-8 ATS heading into this battle, while the Jayhawks have 19-6 and 14-11 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 5-15-1 for the Red Raiders and 16-8-1 for the Jayhawks.

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

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Texas Tech sat as 8-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Red Raiders rated this week at No. 106 and the Jayhawks sitting at No. 44.

Texas Tech lost its last outing, a 70-64 result against Iowa State on February 15. They covered in that game as a 11-point underdog. Jaye Crockett scored 23 points and chipped in with 11 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 70-64 against Iowa State in college basketball action at Hilton Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas Tech's No. 139 nationally ranked offense (71.28 points per game) against a Jayhawks defense that sits as the No. 135 at 69.92 PPG. The Red Raiders have been averaging 46.24% from the field, less than the Jayhawks have managed so far this season (50.43% on average).

Next up:
Kansas home to Texas, Saturday, February 22nd
Texas Tech at Oklahoma State, Saturday, February 22nd