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Kansas Jayhawks vs Texas Tech Red Raiders 12/17/2020 NCAAB Spread, Picks & Previews

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Kansas Jayhawks vs Texas Tech Red Raiders 12-17-2020 NCAAB Spread Picks & Previews

Kansas Jayhawks vs Texas Tech Red Raiders 12/17/2020 – These are two teams that own similar records and sits at the NCAA’s Top 25. It is the Kansas Jayhawks taking their act on the road to go up against the Texas Tech Red Raiders this Thursday, December 17. The game will begin at exactly 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time at the closed-doors of the United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, Texas. ESPN will be the network that will cover the match and SofaScore is the best way to watch through an online live stream. The Kansas Jayhawks own a higher ranking but home-court advantage has its benefits as College Basketball Odds see the Texas Tech Red Raiders winning.

Kansas Jayhawks vs Texas Tech Red Raiders 12/17/2020

When: Thursday, December 17, 7:00 PM ET
Where: United Supermarkets Arena, Lubbock, Texas
TV: ESPN
Stream: Sofascore

Kansas Jayhawks vs Texas Tech Red Raiders 12/17/2020

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Kansas Jayhawks +2 (-107) 134 o (-134) +118
Texas Tech Red Raiders -2 (-107) 134 u (-134) -132
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Kansas Jayhawks

The Kansas Jayhawks after losing their opening game against the Gonzaga Bulldogs, have not lost since. This team is now on a six-game winning streak and they prevailed over St. Joseph’s Hawks, Kentucky Wildcats, Washington Ichaboos, North Dakota State Bison, Creighton Bluejays, and the latest was with Nebraska Omaha Mavericks by 45 points. Ochai Agbaji led the team with 18 points, five rebounds, and four three-pointers while Mitch Lightfoot had seen good playing time to give the team 14 points and seven rebounds. The team’s top scorer Jalen Wilson played limited minutes to give way to his teammates. He had 9 points and seven rebounds. 

Players to Watch: J. Wilson F (GP 7 MIN 25.4 PTS 15.3 REB 8.7 AST 1.1 STL 0 BLK 0.1 TO 1.6 FG% 50.7 FT% 64.7 3PT% 37.9), O. Agbaji G (GP 7 MIN 29.7 PTS 14.1 REB 3.9 AST 2.6 STL 1.4 BLK 0.7 TO 1.1 FG% 44.2 FT% 70 3PT% 45.9),  C. Braun G (GP 7 MIN 29.3 PTS 11.9 REB 5.6 AST 1.7 STL 1.6 BLK 0.4 TO 1.6 FG% 44.3 FT% 65 3PT% 44.4).

Texas Tech Red Raiders

The Texas Tech Red Raiders’ last loss was with the Houston Cougars back on November 29. The team is now coming into this game against the Kansas Jayhawks on momentum from a four-game winning streak. In that run, the Red Raiders defeated the Troy Trojans, Grambling State Tigers, Abilene Christian Wildcats, and the Texas A&M-CC Islanders. That last match was won by 20 points with Terrence Shannon leading the charge with 15 points, seven rebounds, and two steals. Mac Mcclung had an off night just shooting 20% from the field but expect him to come back stronger in the next game.

Players to Watch: M. McClung G (GP 7 MIN 26.7 PTS 14.1 REB 2.3 AST 3.1 STL 1.3 BLK 0.3 TO 1 FG% 39.7 FT% 83.8 3PT% 33.3), T. Shannon Jr. (G GP 6 MIN 22.7 PTS 11.8 REB 4.7 AST 1 STL 1.3 BLK 0.2 TO 0.5 FG% 50 FT% 79.2 3PT% 22.2), K. Edwards G (GP 7 MIN 27.6 PTS 11.3 REB 5 AST 3.6 STL 0.7 BLK 0.4 TO 1.1 FG% 39.3 FT% 78.6 3PT% 38.2).

Kansas Jayhawks vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Predictions

Trends

Kansas Jayhawks

Kansas is 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas’ last 5 games.
Kansas is 6-0 SU in their last 6 games.
Kansas is 13-7 ATS in their last 20 games against Texas Tech.
Jayhawks are 18-2 SU in their last 20 games against Texas Tech.

Texas Tech Red Raiders

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas Tech’s last 6 games.
Texas Tech is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Texas Tech’s last 8 games against Kansas.
Texas Tech is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home.
Texas Tech is 1-9 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against Kansas.

Kansas Jayhawks vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Picks

The Kansas Jayhawks are one of those teams that could win it all this season while the Texas Tech Red Raiders have a long shot at it. Sportsbook has the Red Raiders winning this game but the Jayhawks are definitely a good risk to take.

Moneyline: The ML for the Red Raiders as the underdogs is just -132 while the Jayhawks are at +118.

Spread: Only two points are between both teams for this game with the Jayhawks at +2 while the Red Raiders are -2.

Total: It is 134 on the total for this matchup with the Jayhawks going over and the Red Raiders are under.

Score Prediction: 70-66, Jayhawks win.