#18 Texas Tech vs #7 Kansas Odds, Preview & Analysis College Basketball

#18 Texas Tech vs #7 Kansas | Odds, Preview & Analysis College Basketball

The game of the night Monday in college basketball is from the Big 12 as No. 18 Texas Tech visits No. 7 Kansas, although both those rankings may change a bit in the new polls on Monday. The Jayhawks are solid favorites on the NCAAB odds.

How to Bet Texas Tech at Kansas NCAA Basketball Odds & TV Info

  • When: Monday, 9 PM ET
  • Where: Allen Fieldhouse
  • TV: ESPN
  • Stream: ESPN app
  • Radio: Tunein.com
  • Opening NCAAB Lines: Kansas -7 (total 139.5)

Last Meeting

On Jan. 8, Texas Tech beat visiting Kansas 75-67 when the Red Raiders were No. 25 and the Jayhawks No. 6. Bryson Williams scored 22 points, and Clarence Nadolny had a career-high 17 to lead TTU. The Red Raider never trailed in the second half. Ochai Agbaji’s 3-pointer with 1:12 left cut the Kansas deficit to four points, but Williams made two free throws and the Jayhawks didn’t score again. TTU was without two of its best players in Terrence Shannon and Kevin McCullar.  Agbaji finished with 24 points to lead KU.

Why Bet on Texas Tech?

Texas Tech (15-4) comes off a 78-65 win over West Virginia on Saturday. Terrence Shannon, Jr. scored a season-high 23 points and Kevin Obanor added 18 more. The Red Raiders (15-4, 5-2 Big 12) improved to 12-0 at home this season and snapped a two-game losing streak to the Mountaineers by outscoring them 42-31 in the second half and 30-16 in the paint. Tech, which is 4-0 at home in Big 12 play with wins over Kansas, Oklahoma State, Iowa State and now WVU, earned its 13-point win after owning a 36-34 lead at halftime.

Shannon went for a season high in points by shooting 7-for-12 from the field with three 3-pointers and going 6 of 7 from the free-throw line. He had missed seven games with injury before returning to play against Kansas State and Iowa State, scoring two points at KSU and four in the win over ISU before going off for his 23 on Saturday against WVU with 13 points coming in the second half.

The Red Raiders are 13th in the nation with teams only shooting 37.8 percent and 11th by limiting opponents to just 59.1 points per game with only two opponents scoring over 70 all season. Tech leads the Big 12 by limiting opponents to only 37.8 percent shooting with WVU shooting just 40.4 percent. The Red Raiders are 12th nationally with a 14.8 scoring margin after the 13-point win over WVU and are fourth in the Big 12 by shooting 47.0 percent offensively.

Tech is currently 4-2 against teams who were ranked at the time of play with wins over No. 1 Baylor, No. 6 Kansas, No. 13 Tennessee and No. 15 Iowa State. The losses came to Gonzaga in the Jerry Colangelo Classic on Dec. 18 in Arizona and in the Big 12 opener against Iowa State on Jan. 5 in Ames, Iowa. It is the first time in program history with four top-15 wins in a regular season.

Tech has beaten a top-10 opponent in eight straight seasons, a top-5 opponent in seven straight seasons and has 26 wins over top-10 teams in program history. The Red Raiders have 12 wins over top-10 teams since the 2015 season.

Why Bet on Kansas?

Kansas (16-2) beat rival Kansas State 78-75 on Saturday. Ochai Agbaji hit a baseline jumper with 9 seconds left. Agbaji’s shot gave Kansas its first lead since early in the first half and snapped K-State’s two-game winning streak against ranked foes.

Agbaji finished with a career-high-tying 29 points on 10-of-18 (55.6 percent) shooting, a season-high-tying seven rebounds, two assists and a career-high-tying two blocks in 36 minutes. He now has 1,288 career points which puts him at 32nd on the all-time KU scoring list, passing Jo Jo White, Eric Chenowith and Jerod Haase. Agbaji started his 95th consecutive game on Saturday. He is eighth on the all-time list for consecutive starts at KU. His 202 career three-point field goals move him solely into eighth on the all-time KU list, passing Terry Brown.

Kansas overcame a 16-point halftime deficit to win the game. That is the largest halftime deficit overcome in a KU victory in program history. Kansas finished the game on a 9-0 run over the final 2:59 of the game. KU only led for 1:07 in the contest.

Kansas held a season-high +22 (45-23) rebound advantage over Kansas State. The +22 rebound advantage is the most since Dec. 11, 2020 vs. Omaha (+23, 54-31) and the most on the road since Jan. 29, 2007 at Nebraska (+26, 47-21).

KU had 18 offensive rebounds on Saturday. That is the most in a conference game on the road since Feb. 10, 2014 at Kansas State. KU has secured 10+ offensive rebounds in 12 games this season, including six of the last seven contests. Kansas made 21 free throws at Kansas State, the most in a road game this season. That is the most in a game on the road since Feb. 29, 2020 at Kansas State.

Kansas leads the Big 12 in scoring offense (80.8 ppg), which is 16th nationally, field goal percentage (49.7%), which is eighth nationally, and three-point field goal percentage (36.7%, 49th nationally).

Since the inception of the Big 12 in 1996-97, Kansas is 74-20 all-time on ESPN Big Monday (44-1 at home and 30-19 on the road), including 55-14 under head coach Bill Self (33-0 at home and 22-14 on the road). Kansas leads the overall series with Texas Tech, 39-7, including 20-1 in Allen Fieldhouse. Earlier this season, Texas Tech handed Kansas its lone league loss, 75-67, on Jan. 8, in Lubbock.

Expert Prediction

  • Kansas 72, Texas Tech 67


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