Kansas vs Texas Tech Predictions, College Basketball Picks 3/7/2020
Game: Kansas Jayhawks vs Texas Tech Red Raiders
Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020
Location: United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, TX
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Texas Tech +3
The Kansas Jayhawks travel to United Supermarkets Arena to play the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Saturday, March 7, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Kansas as 3 point favorites.
Kansas heads into this matchup with a mark of 27-3. They currently have a point differential of 14.2 as they are averaging 74.9 points per contest while giving up 60.7 per game. Texas Tech has an overall mark of 18-12. They are averaging 72.3 points per contest and giving up 63.4, which is a point differential of 8.8.
Valuable Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 18-12-0 against the spread
The Kansas Jayhawks are 11-19-0 against the over/under
Important Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 14-16-0 against the spread
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 18-12-0 against the over/under
Key Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
11/09/19 F Jalen Wilson Ankle is out indefinitely
11/05/19 F Mitch Lightfoot Redshirt is out for season
03/06/20 F Silvio De Sousa Suspension Served is available Saturday vs Texas Tech
Key Texas Tech Red Raiders Injuries
11/07/19 F Joel Ntambwe Eligibility is out for season
11/05/19 F Tyreek Smith Foot is out indefinitely
Udoka Azubuike averages 13.7 points per game in 27.7 minutes per contest. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 10.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 75% for the year while his free throw percentage is 45%. Devon Dotson comes into this contest averaging 18.2 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Davide Moretti averages 12.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.6 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 90%. Jahmi'us Ramsey averages 15.4 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jayhawks allow 60.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in Division 1. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 52nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.8 rebounds a game which ranks 45th, and they give up 11.6 assists per contest which puts them in 95th place in the NCAA. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 173rd in the nation. Kansas averages 74.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 78th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 14.2 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 92nd in D-1. They average 38.3 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 49th and 94th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 205th with 12.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Red Raiders surrender 63.4 points per contest, which ranks them 32nd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 55th and 74th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 9.8 assists allowed per contest, and 83rd with 33.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Red Raiders are 325th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 16.2 per game. Texas Tech is 135th in the country with 72.3 points per game this year. They are 82nd in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 8.8. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 56th in the nation. They are 283rd in the country in rebounding with 33.2 boards per game and 24th in assists per contest with 15.4. The Red Raiders are 110th in turnovers per game with 13.9.
The Jayhawks have an offensive rating of 109.7, which is ranked 29th. They are 244th in college basketball in pace with 68 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 22nd. As a unit they are 31st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 275th in D-1. Kansas is 188th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions.
Texas Tech is 78th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions. The Red Raiders have an offensive rating of 104.1, which is ranked 120th. They are 232nd in D-1 in pace with 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 83rd. As a unit they are 56th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 208th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Kansas/Texas Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Texas Tech +3
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