The Kansas Jayhawks are on the road at the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Saturday as a huge game in the Big 12 will be played. The Kansas Jayhawks come into the game ranked 8th in the most recent Associated Press Top 25 poll. The Jayhawks come into the game with a 22-6 record on the season, and are 11-4 in Big 12 play. Kansas is coming off a home win over Oklahoma.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are looking to snap their two game losing streak. The Red Raiders lost to Baylor and Oklahoma State to fall to 22-6 on the season and 10-5 in Big 12 action. The Red Raiders won the first matchup over these two teams in Lawrence. The Texas Tech Red Raiders are -2 over the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday.
Beard Guiding Red Raiders
The Red Raiders have three guys scoring double digits per game. Keenan Evans is the top scorer for the Red Raiders this season with more than 17 per game. His teammates Zhaire Smith and Jarrett Culver are the other two. Niem Stevenson and Zach Smith are next on the list, but combining for just 13 per game.
Texas Tech is scoring more than 75 points per game. The calling card for the Red Raiders this season has been their defense. Coach Beard’s Red Raiders are allowing teams to score just 63.1 points per game. Texas Tech finishes the regular season at West Virginia, and at home against the TCU Horned Frogs.
Self’s Jayhawks Rolling
The Kansas Jayhawks have won three straight games, and four out of their last five games. The Jayhawks loss during that time was on the road at Baylor. The Jayhawks finish the season at home against Texas and then on the road at the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Kansas with a win in this game would clinch a share of the conference title.
The Jayhawks are scoring more than 82 points per game. The Jayhawks are dishing out more than 17 assists per game. Kansas has a top scorer that is Devonte’ Graham with 17.6 points per game, while Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk with 15.4 points per game. The Jayhawks are looking to get into the NCAA Tournament for the 47th time in school history, and their 15th trip to the Final Four.
Kansas Downs Texas Tech
We are really excited for this game. The Kansas Jayhawks and Texas Tech Red Raiders are both shooting for a nice seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Jayhawks have been in huge games like this for many years. The first time they played, the Red Raiders whipped the Jayhawks. There is no doubt Bill Self will remind his team of that.
Look for a big bounce back for Kansas in this game, and a game that keeps the Red Raiders struggling a bit. WHen you are betting on this game on Saturday – take the Kansas Jayhawks +1.5 over the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Bet on the Kansas Jayhawks +2 over the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Saturday.