Add Kansas as Double Digit Road Favorite to Your NCAA Basketball Picks vs. Texas Tech

Jeff Grant

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 3:23 PM UTC

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 3:23 PM UTC

Kansas is one of the best teams in the country in bouncing back from a loss, which provides betting value in its matchup against Texas Tech Tuesday night.

Leading the Way
In games following a loss during the Bill Self era, Kansas has produced a mind-boggling 64-8 SU record, with 24 of those victories coming on the road or a neutral floor.

The Jayhawks will be properly motivated to earn their 12th consecutive win in this series, as they own a one-game lead in the current Big 12 Conference standings over the Oklahoma Sooners.

Self has won all three of his meetings against Texas Tech since Tubby Smith arrived in Lubbock, including an 86-54 blowout victory as 15-point home favorites on Jan. 10.

Leading scorer Perry Ellis should continue his confident play on the offensive end, as he led all players with 15 points and knocked down three 3-pointers in that affair.


All Momentum Lost
Texas Tech college basketball odds continues to remind NCAAB handicappers that it sits behind 320 teams nationally in terms of experience, as it has been blown out both times following a conference win this season, including a 75-38 setback to Iowa State as 16.5-point road underdogs last time out.

Smith has stated that it’s simply a lack of concentration and confidence—not surprising due to the program sending out eight different starting lineups through 24 contests.

The Red Raiders benefited greatly in playing a non-conference schedule that ranked 346th in the country, but they’ve experienced much different results in conference play—represented in their 6-12 SUATS record versus teams with a winning record.


Margin Of Victory
The Jayhawks have demonstrated the ability to cover double-digit point spreads this season, as their 19 wins have come by an average of 12.4 points.

Kansas is shooting with a ton of confidence beyond the arc, as it sits behind just 13 teams in knocking down 40.2 percent of its attempts, which fits nicely with its 11-of-22 performance in its first go around in this rivalry.


Getting To the Line
The Red Raiders are seventh in the country in producing 26.7 percent of their points from the charity stripe, but they’ll lack the necessary aggressiveness on the offensive end due to their inability to challenge the Jayhawks in recent years.

Texas Tech’s 16.3 makes from the charity stripe per game is the 23rd-best mark in its history, but it shoots just 65.7 percent from that area.


The Jayhawks should definitely be one of your top NCAA Basketball picks of the night, as they’ve compiled a dominating 23-8-1 ATS record following a SU loss in their last 32 opportunities.

Texas Tech has done its best work at United Supermarkets Arena in 2014-15, but it’s hard to ignored a 1-9 ATS mark versus foes with a win percentage above .600.

Free NCAA Basketball Pick: Kansas Jayhawks -12 at 5Dimes

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