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Kansas vs. Texas Tech prediction, odds: 2022 college basketball picks, Jan. 8 best bets from proven model

The No. 6 Kansas Jayhawks will look to stay hot when they take on the No. 25 Texas Tech Red Raiders on Saturday afternoon at United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, Texas. Since losing to Dayton on Nov. 26, the Jayhawks (12-1, 1-0 Big 12) have won eight straight games, including a 74-63 win at Oklahoma State on Tuesday. Meanwhile the Red Raiders (10-3, 0-1) are looking to rebound from a 51-47 loss at No. 11 Iowa State on Wednesday. Texas Tech had just seven players available for that game after five were forced to stay home because of health and safety protocols. 

Tip-off is set for 4 p.m. ET. The Jayhawks are favored by five points in the latest Kansas vs. Texas Tech odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over/Under for total points scored is 140. Before making any Texas Tech vs. Kansas picks, be sure to check out what the red-hot SportsLine Projection Model has to say.


The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of almost $2,200 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.


Now, the model has set its sights on Kansas vs. Texas Tech, and just locked in its picks nd predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Now, here are several college basketball odds and betting lines for Texas Tech vs. Kansas:

  • Kansas vs. Texas Tech spread: Jayhawks -5 
  • Kansas vs. Texas Tech Over/Under: 140 points
  • KU: The Jayhawks rank fourth in the nation in offensive efficiency (119.6 point per 100 possessions)  
  • TT: The Red Raiders rank fifth in the country in rebound margin (11.4 rebounds per game)

Why the Jayhawks can cover

Ochai Agbaji has been playing like an All-American. The 6-foot-5 senior guard from Kansas City, Mo., ranks second in the Big 12 and 17th in the country in scoring (20.2 points per game). He also leads the Big 12 in 3-point field goals made per game (2.9) and is second in 3-point field goal percentage (45.1). For his efforts this season he was named to the Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 Watch List on Wednesday.

With Agbaji leading the way, Kansas leads the conference in scoring offense (84.3 points per game), field goal percentage (50.7) and 3-point field goal percentage (37.2). According to KenPom, the Jayhawks rank fourth in the nation in offensive efficiency (119.6 points per 100 possessions). 

Why the Red Raiders can cover

Texas Tech is more battle-tested than Kansas. The Red Raiders already have played two ranked teams this season, No. 5 Gonzaga and No. 11 Iowa State. They also knocked off Tennessee, now ranked No. 18, in overtime at Knoxville. Meanwhile Kansas has yet to face a ranked team this season.


In addition, Texas Tech dominates the boards. The Red Raiders outrebound opponents by 11.4 rebounds per game, which ranks second in the Big 12 and fifth in the country. They also lead the Big 12 in field goal percentage defense (37.1).

How to make Kansas vs. Texas Tech picks

We can tell you that the model is leaning Over on the point total, predicting 144 total points, and it also has generated an against-the-spread pick that cashes in almost 70 percent of simulations. You can only get the model’s Texas Tech vs. Kansas pick at SportsLine. 

So who wins Texas Tech vs. Kansas? And which side of the spread can you bank on in almost 70 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Kansas vs. Texas Tech spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that has returned almost $2,200 on its college basketball picks the last five-plus years, and find out.

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