The No. 7 ranked Kansas Jayhawks look to continue their home dominance over the No. 18 Texas Tech Red Raiders when they meet in a key Big 12 Conference matchup on Monday night. The Red Raiders (15-4, 5-2), tied for second in the league with Baylor, are just 1-3 on the road this season. The Jayhawks (16-2, 5-1), first in the conference and on a four-game winning streak, are 9-0 on their home floor in 2021-22. Kansas has won 20 of 21 home meetings with Texas Tech all-time.
The game from Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kan., is scheduled to tip off at 9 p.m. ET. Texas Tech is averaging 73.9 points per game, while Kansas averages 80.8. The Jayhawks are seven-point favorites in the latest Texas Tech vs. Kansas odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is set at 140. Before making any Kansas vs. Texas Tech picks, you need to check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Kansas vs. Texas Tech, and just revealed its picks and CBB predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are the college basketball odds and trends for Texas Tech vs. Kansas:
- Kansas vs. Texas Tech spread: Kansas -7
- Kansas vs. Texas Tech over-under: 140 points
- Kansas vs. Texas Tech money line: Kansas -320, Texas Tech +250
- TT: The Red Raiders are 5-0 against the spread in their last five games against a team with a winning percentage above .600
- KAN: The Jayhawks are 4-1 ATS in their last five Monday games
Why Kansas can cover
Redshirt sophomore forward Jalen Wilson has been on a tear, scoring in double figures in four of five games, including two with 20 or more. He recorded a double-double in Saturday's win at Kansas State with 16 points and 10 rebounds. He had a monster game against West Virginia on Jan. 15 when he scored a season-high 23 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out five assists. For the year, Wilson is averaging 8.9 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game.
Senior forward David McCormack has reached double figures in two of the past three games, including a double-double with 11 points and 15 rebounds at Kansas State on Saturday. He also had a double-double with 19 points and 15 rebounds against West Virginia. McCormack has scored in double figures in nine games this season, registering four double-doubles. In 18 games this season, he is averaging 8.8 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game.
Why Texas Tech can cover
The Red Raiders have four players averaging double-digit scoring, led by junior guard Terrence Shannon Jr. He is averaging 12.8 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists, and is one of the top free throw shooters on the team, connecting on 85.2 percent of his foul shots. He is coming off a 23-point performance in Saturday's win over West Virginia. It was the sixth time this season he has reached double figures and the first time he has scored more than 20. He has one double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds in a 57-52 overtime win over Tennessee in the Jimmy V Classic on Dec. 7.
Redshirt senior Bryson Williams, a transfer from UTEP, has been on a roll. He has scored in double figures in seven consecutive games, including a 20-point performance in a 62-51 loss at Kansas State on Jan. 15. He scored 13 points on 4 of 8 shooting, including 2 of 3 from 3-point range on Saturday against West Virginia. For the season, Williams is averaging 12.6 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game. He hits on 52 percent of his field goals, including 42.2 percent from 3-point range.
How to make Texas Tech vs. Kansas picks
SportsLine's model is leaning over on the total, projecting 142 combined points. It also says one side of the spread is hitting almost 60 percent of the time. You can only get the model's pick at SportsLine.
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