Texas Tech vs Kansas Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/1/2020
Game: Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Kansas Jayhawks
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Location: Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, KS
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas -9.5
The Texas Tech Red Raiders travel to Allen Fieldhouse to play the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday, February 1, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Kansas as 9.5 point favorites.
Texas Tech comes into this game with an overall record of 13-7. They currently have a point differential of 10.1 as they are averaging 73.6 points per game while giving up 63.5 per contest. Kansas has an overall mark of 17-3. They are averaging 76.0 points per contest and giving up 60.4, which is a point differential of 15.6.
Valuable Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 9-11-0 against the spread
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 11-9-0 against the over/under
Important Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 12-8-0 against the spread
The Kansas Jayhawks are 6-14-0 against the over/under
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
01/30/20 G Kevin McCullar Concussion is questionable Saturday vs Kansas
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
01/22/20 F David McCormack Suspension Served is probable
01/22/20 F Silvio De Sousa Suspension is OUT next 12 games
Jahmi'us Ramsey comes into this contest averaging 15.3 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 65%. Davide Moretti averages 13.7 points per game in 33.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 1.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 92%.
Devon Dotson averages 18.0 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Udoka Azubuike averages 12.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.5 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 78% and his free throw percentage is 42%.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas Tech averages 73.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 118th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 10.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 126th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 172nd in the nation. They average 35.1 rebounds per game and 16.3 assists per game, which ranks them 208th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 87th with 14.3 per game. The Red Raiders allow 63.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 46th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 58th and 119th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.4 rebounds a game which ranks 89th and they give up 10.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 35th place in Division 1. They force 17.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 333rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas is 68th in the country with 76.0 points per game this year. They are 7th in Division 1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 15.6. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 89th in the nation. They are 61st in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.7 boards per game, and 57th in assists per contest with 15.0. The Jayhawks are 209th in turnovers per game with 13.0. The Jayhawks surrender 60.4 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in D-1. Their defense allows a 37% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 128th with 11.9 assists allowed per contest and 58th with 32.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Jayhawks are 179th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game.
The Red Raiders are 139th in the nation in offensive rating with 103.2. In terms of pace they are 165th in the country with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 140th. As a team they are 91st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 208th in Division 1. Texas Tech is 93rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions.
Kansas is 195th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions. The Jayhawks are 24th in the country in offensive rating with 110.1. In terms of pace they are 239th in Division 1 with 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 16th. As a team they are 31st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 253rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Texas Tech/Kansas college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Kansas -9.5
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