Kansas Jayhawks vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Prediction, 1/8/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Kansas Jayhawks vs Texas Tech Red Raiders
Date: Saturday, January 8, 2022
Location: United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, TX
The Kansas Jayhawks (12-1) are hitting the road to United Supermarkets Arena on Saturday where they will take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders (10-3).
The Kansas Jayhawks faced off with Oklahoma State and notched a win by a score of 74-63 in their last game. Kansas walked away from the contest with a 43.1% FG percentage (28 of 65) and converted 9 of their 23 3-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Jayhawks knocked down 9 of their 12 tries for a percentage of 75.0%. In relation to rebounding, they compiled 47 with 15 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 15 assists for this game while forcing the other team into 10 turnovers and earning 5 steals. Concerning defense, Kansas allowed the other team to shoot 35.7% from the floor on 25 of 70 shooting. Oklahoma State totaled 10 assists and had 12 steals for the matchup. Additionally, Oklahoma State totaled 31 rebounds (10 offensive, 21 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Oklahoma State finished the game shooting 69.2% when shooting free throws by knocking down 9 of 13 attempts. They also knocked down 4 out of their 17 shots from beyond the arc. In relation to personal fouls, the Jayhawks ended up with 13 and Oklahoma State totaled 12 personal fouls.
David McCormack is a player who was a contributor for the game. He accounted for 17 points on 7 of 13 shooting. He saw the court for 23 mins and also pulled down 15 boards. He finished the contest at 53.8% from the floor and dished out 1 assist.
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Kansas enters this contest with a record of 12-1 this year. They are turning it over 11.9 times per game and as a squad are committing 15.4 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Kansas is snagging 36.7 boards per contest and has tallied 221 assists so far this season, which is 47th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. The Jayhawks are shooting 37.2% on three-point shots (102 of 274) and 69.6% from the free throw line. They are averaging 84.3 pts per game (8th in college basketball) while hitting 50.7% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Jayhawks are forcing 15.8 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.2 personal fouls. They relinquish 32.0% on 3-pointers while they are 135th in college basketball in points per game allowed (66.6). The Jayhawks defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 42.6% (318 of 747) and they concede 30.1 boards per game as a unit. They are ranked 78th in college hoops in allowing assists with 141 surrendered for the campaign.
For their last game, the Texas Tech Red Raiders walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 51-47 against Iowa State. Regarding cleaning up the glass, Texas Tech permitted Iowa State to grab 30 in all (6 offensive). They finished 28.0% from behind the 3-point line by going 7 of 25 and ended up shooting 14 out of 19 at the charity stripe (73.7%). The Red Raiders allowed Iowa State to knock down 15 of their 49 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 30.6% for this contest. When the final whistle blew, the Red Raiders finished the game shooting 19 out of 49 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 38.8%. When talking about shooting from 3-point land, Texas Tech converted 3 out of 17 attempts (17.6%). They were able to knock down 6 of the free throws for a rate of 40.0%. Iowa State was called for 19 personal fouls for the contest which got the Red Raiders to the charity stripe for 15 attempts. They also turned it over 14 times, while earning 8 steals in the matchup. The Red Raiders pulled down 24 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards for a total of 29 for this contest.
Clarence Nadolny was important for the Red Raiders in the game. He knocked down 4 of 7 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 57.1%, and totaled 1 rebound. He scored 9 points in his 36 minutes on the hardwood and had 3 assists for the game.
Texas Tech has a record of 10-3 for the campaign. When it comes to executing on offense, the Red Raiders are hitting on 47.4% from the field, which is 50th in the country. Texas Tech has tallied 985 points for the season (75.8 per game) and they pull in 40.2 rebounds per contest. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 14.9 times per contest (91st in D-1) and they are turning it over 14.1 times per contest. The Red Raiders have committed 16.8 fouls every game while shooting 65.8% from the charity stripe.
The Red Raiders on defense are ranked 9th in the country in points given up per game with 57.6. They are forcing their opponents into 16.8 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 37.1% from the field (8th in D-1). The Texas Tech defense gives up 30.8% on shots from beyond the arc (106 of 344) and their opposition makes 63.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 10.8 dimes and 28.8 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 72nd and 11th in those categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Texas Tech
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