Kansas vs Texas Tech NCAAB Prediction 2/28/23

Kansas vs Texas Tech NCAAB Prediction 2/28/23

 

Odds

Time 9:00 p.m. EST
Red Raiders money line +435
Red Raiders spread +9 (-110)
Jayhawks money line -500
Jayhawks spread -9 (-110)
Over / under 145

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Texas Tech Red Raiders Kansas Jayhawks
Record 16-13 24-5
Road / home record 3-6 14-1
Streak W2 L2
Points per game 74.00 76.00
Points allowed per game 68.00 67.00
Rebounds per game 35.00 36.00
Rebounds allowed per game 32.00 34.00
Over / under record 18-11 16-13
 

Preview

As the Big 12 basketball season approaches its conclusion, fans are eagerly anticipating a highly-anticipated matchup between the Texas Tech Red Raiders and the Kansas Jayhawks on Tuesday night. The Red Raiders, with a current record of 16-13 (13-15-1 ATS), will face off against the formidable Jayhawks, who boast an impressive 24-5 record (20-9 ATS). The much-anticipated clash will take place at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, KS, with tipoff scheduled for 9:00 ET. Fans are sure to be treated to a thrilling display of basketball between these two highly competitive teams.

 

Texas Tech Red Raiders

The Texas Tech Red Raiders have had a mediocre season so far, with a 16-13 overall record and a 5-11 record in conference play. They are currently in ninth place in the Big 12 Conference, ahead of only Oklahoma. Texas Tech's offense has been inconsistent this season, averaging 74.3 points per game, which ranks fifth in the Big 12. Defensively, they have been solid, allowing just 68.7 points per game, which ranks fourth in the conference.

Offensively, the Red Raiders have been led by senior forward K. Obanor, who is averaging a team-high 14.8 points per game and 6.5 rebounds per game. Obanor has been the most consistent scorer for Texas Tech this season and has provided clutch scoring when the team needed it. Guard D. Harmon has been the primary ball-handler for the Red Raiders and has been effective in distributing the ball, averaging 3.6 assists per game.

Defensively, Texas Tech has been solid this season, allowing just 68.7 points per game and holding their opponents to just 42.4% shooting from the field, which ranks fifth in the conference. They have been one of the best teams in the conference at defending the three-point line, allowing just 32.2% shooting from beyond the arc, which ranks second in the conference.

One area where Texas Tech has struggled this season is turnovers. They are averaging 13.0 turnovers per game, which is the sixth-worst in the conference. Additionally, they have been inconsistent from beyond the arc, shooting just 31.1% from three-point range, which is the worst in the conference. If Texas Tech hopes to upset Kansas and cover the spread, they will need to take better care of the ball and shoot the ball more efficiently from long distance.

 

Kansas Jayhawks

The Kansas Jayhawks have had an impressive season so far, with a 24-5 overall record and a 12-4 record in conference play. They are currently in first place in the Big 12 Conference, one game ahead of Texas and Baylor. Kansas has been one of the best offensive teams in the conference this season, averaging 76.4 points per game, which ranks second in the Big 12. Defensively, they have also been solid, allowing just 68.2 points per game, which ranks third in the conference.

Offensively, the Jayhawks have been led by junior forward J. Wilson, who is averaging a team-high 19.6 points per game and 8.4 rebounds per game. Wilson has been one of the best players in the conference this season and has provided consistent scoring and rebounding for Kansas. Guard D. Harris Jr. has been the primary ball-handler for the Jayhawks and has been effective in distributing the ball, averaging 6.3 assists per game.

Defensively, Kansas has been solid this season, allowing just 68.2 points per game and holding their opponents to just 41.8% shooting from the field, which ranks second in the conference. They have been one of the best teams in the conference at forcing turnovers, averaging 8.9 steals per game, which ranks first in the Big 12. Additionally, they have been effective in limiting their opponents' three-point shooting, allowing just 32.4% shooting from beyond the arc, which ranks third in the conference.

One area where Kansas has struggled this season is their free-throw shooting. They are shooting just 71.3% from the free-throw line, which ranks eighth in the conference. However, this has not hurt them much this season as they have won most of their games by double digits.

 

BETTING TRENDS

North Carolina State are 14-5 SU in their last 19 games.

North Carolina State are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games against Kansas.

North Carolina State are 6-14 SU in their last 20 games against Kansas.

North Carolina State are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games on the road.

The total has gone OVER in 8 of North Carolina State's last 8 games when playing on the road against Kansas.

Kansas are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games.

Kansas are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.

The total has gone OVER in 9 of Kansas's last 11 games against North Carolina State.

Kansas are 15-0 SU in their last 15 games at home.

 

Prediction

Kansas enters this game as a heavy favorite, with a -9 point spread, and for good reason. They have been one of the best teams in the Big 12 this season, with a strong offense and solid defense. Texas Tech, on the other hand, has struggled this season and is currently in ninth place in the conference.

Kansas should have no problem scoring against a Texas Tech defense that has been inconsistent this season. J. Wilson has been one of the best players in the conference and should have a big game against the Red Raiders. Additionally, D. Harris Jr. has been one of the best distributors in the Big 12 and should be able to find his teammates for easy baskets.

Defensively, Kansas has been one of the best teams in the conference, particularly at forcing turnovers. They should be able to force Texas Tech into mistakes and capitalize on those mistakes in transition. Additionally, their ability to limit their opponents' three-point shooting should be a big advantage against a Texas Tech team that has struggled from beyond the arc this season.

While Texas Tech has the potential to keep the game close if they can shoot the ball at an efficient rate, we believe that Kansas is the better team and should win the game comfortably. With their impressive offensive and defensive performance this season, they have the ability to dominate Texas Tech and cover the -9 point spread.

 

PICK: Kansas -9 (-110)

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