Kansas vs Texas Tech Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 28 (Can Jayhawks Extend Winning Streak to 7 Games?)

Devon Platana
Kansas vs Texas Tech prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Kansas vs Texas Tech prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photos/James Crisp

Kansas vs Texas Tech Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • No. 3 Kansas (24-5, 12-4 Big 12) vs. Texas Tech (16-13, 5-11 Big 12)
  • Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2023
  • Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Allen Fieldhouse -- Lawrence, Kansas
  • Coverage: ESPN

The Big 12 has some college basketball action lined up for Tuesday, Feb. 28, including a huge showdown between the No. 3 Kansas Jayhawks and Texas Tech Red Raiders at 9 p.m. ET.

Kansas has been soaring in recent weeks, notching its sixth consecutive win with a 76-74 effort over West Virginia on Saturday. Meanwhile, Texas Tech's four-game winning streak was snapped with a close-fought 83-82 loss to then-No. 24 TCU.

Can Kansas continue its winning ways at home? Or will Texas Tech prove that its loss to TCU was just a fluke?

Kansas vs Texas Tech Odds & Spread

Kansas enters this contest as the heavy home favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 9 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 146.5 points with both sides sitting at -110 odds.

Kansas vs Texas Tech Betting Trends

  • Kansas has beaten the spread 14 times in 29 games.
  • The Jayhawks have won twice ATS (2-8) as a 9.5-point favorite or more this season.
  • This season, 15 of Kansas' 29 games have hit the over.
  • Texas Tech has 14 wins in 29 games against the spread this season.
  • The Red Raiders have no wins ATS (0-1) as a 9.5-point underdog or more this year.
  • There have been 18 Texas Tech games (out of 29) that hit the over this season.
Kansas Rank Kansas AVG Texas Tech AVG Texas Tech Rank
67th 76.4 Points Scored 74.3 119th
125th 68.2 Points Allowed 68.7 139th
63rd 33.9 Rebounds 32.3 147th
146th 8.9 Off. Rebounds 8.8 159th
206th 7.2 3pt Made 7.1 218th
8th 17.3 Assists 13 180th
198th 12.1 Turnovers 13 284th

Kansas vs Texas Tech Prediction & Pick

Kansas tends to find success whenever it meets with Texas Tech, winning seven of the last eight games between the Big 12 rivals. That includes a 75-72 victory at United Supermarkets Arena back in January. Fortunately for them, the Jayhawks' dominance in this rivalry extends to Allen Fieldhouse, where they've gone 17-1 in their last 18 clashes with the Red Raiders.

Texas Tech is a solid team, but there's a reason why Kansas is 14-1 at home this season. The Jayhawks only surrender 68.2 PPG on 42.0% shooting at home. They also tally 9.5 steals while forcing 15.0 turnovers per game in their backyard, spelling trouble for the Red Raiders, who average 13.9 giveaways (No. 303).

I fully expect a competitive matchup tonight, but playing at home gives Kansas the clear-cut advantage. Despite the Red Raiders pressing throughout the night, the crowd will give the Jayhawks a much-needed boost en route to victory.

Final Score Prediction: Kansas: 78 | Texas Tech: 71

Kansas vs Texas Tech Best Bet

Although Kansas has terrific at home, I have my doubts concerning it covering the spread tonight. Kansas is only 3-5 ATS at home against Big 12 competition this season and only beat Texas Tech by three points last time. Meanwhile, the Red Raiders have won back-to-back road games and are 5-1 ATS in their last six games.

While Kansas is also 5-1 ATS in its last six outings, Texas Tech is driven to end the regular season on a high note. The Jayhawks will win this, but expect the Red Raiders to keep things closer than expected.

Bet: Texas Tech +8.5 (-102)

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