Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Kansas Jayhawks Predictions

by | Mar 12, 2022 | cbb

Texas Tech Red Raiders (25-8 SU, 21-12-0 ATS) vs. Kansas Jayhawks (27-6 SU, 16-17-0 ATS)

When: Saturday March 12 2022, 6:00 PM PM (ET)

Where: Sprint Center

Point Spread: Texas Tech +1/Kansas -1 (SportsBetting)

Total: 136.5

Money Line: Red Raiders +120/Kansas -144

Key Injuries

Texas Tech
Ethan Duncan: Undisclosed (OUT)

Kansas
Bob Pettiford: Abdominal (OUT)
Kyle Cuffe Jr: Redshirt (OUT)

Recent Form

The Texas Tech Red Raiders come into this matchup with an overall record of 25-8. On the season, the Red Raiders have performed well in their 20 conference games, posting a record of 14-6. This mark is good for 3rd in the Big 12. Even though Texas Tech has performed well in Big 12 action, they still have a below .500 record on the road. So far, the Red Raiders are 7-8 away from home or at neutral sites. However, Texas Tech will be looking for their third straight win.

The Kansas Jayhawks get set to host the Red Raiders with an overall record of 27-6. On the season, the Jayhawks have performed well in their 20 conference games, posting a record of 16-4. This mark is good for 2nd in the Big 12. Heading into this matchup, the Jayhawks are looking to stay hot as they try to add on to their current 4 game win streak.

For the season, the Texas Tech Red Raiders are averaging 71.9 points per game, good for a rank of 123rd in the NCAA. When playing on the road, the Red Raiders’ scoring average drops to 61.5. The team’s defensive performance also takes a hit when playing away from home, giving up an additional 4.0 points per game. On the other side, the Kansas Jayhawks are the 15th ranked scoring offense, averaging 78.7 points per game while giving up 68.2 points per contest.

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Efficiency Outlook

Texas Tech takes on the Jayhawks holding the advantage in defensive efficiency, giving up 60.0 points per 70.0 possessions (NCAA Average) compared to Kansas at 67.0. When playing as the superior defensive unit, the Red Raiders have a 25-8. Even though Kansas trails Texas Tech on the defensive end of the court, they enter this game holding the edge on offense. So far, the Jayhawks are 27-5 with an edge in offensive efficiency. In these games, they hold an average scoring margin of 14.0.

Don’t count on this game being heavily dicated by three-point shooting, as both the Red Raiders and Jayhawks are near the bottom of the NCAA in percentage of points from beyond the arc. So far, 25.0% of Texas Tech’s points are coming from three-point shots. The same goes for Kansas, at 27.5%. In terms of efficiency, Kansas has been the more efficient team, connecting at a rate of 36.0%, compared to Texas Tech at 31.6%.

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Betting Trends Worth Noting

  • Red Raiders are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog.
  • Red Raiders are 14-3 ATS in their last 17 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
  • Jayhawks are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win.
  • Jayhawks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win.

Joe’s Against the Spread Pick

The Red Raiders play well in conference, are excellent in revenge scenarios and play good defense. Back T.T. with much confidence! Note: March Madness is here! Boost your bankroll by taking advantage of a 100% real cash bonus from one of the top tier bookies on our best sportsbook bonuses page!