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Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Predictions: Texas Tech Red Raiders

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The crew gets together to tell you exactly what is going to happen today.

NCAA Basketball: Baylor at Texas Tech Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

In what is likely the biggest game of the season, the Kansas Jayhawks head down to Lubbock, TX to take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Will they be able to put their road woes behind them?

Fizzle406: This team seemed to have turned a corner recently but that doesn’t erase just how terrible they’ve been on the road. 15 straight may still be in sight after this game but I don’t think it’s happening. Texas Tech 72, Kansas 64

Kyle_Davis21: Texas Tech has been steamrolling team of late, but that is at least partially due to the schedule and opponents. This one should be closer, as each team has the confidence of a recent hot streak and a week to prepare. KU’s ability to limit turnovers will be key, and we’ll see how the offense looks with Marcus Garrett getting back into the rotation. I could see this coming down to a one-possession game in the final minute, but I’m giving the slight edge to the home team. Though I could see this being the last game Kansas loses this year. Texas Tech 68, Kansas 66

David: I’m torn on this one. Part of me says that Bill Self’s teams just don’t lose these games. That part of me says that Tech won’t be able score against an active, rested Kansas defensive effort that may include stopper Marcus Garrett. However, that side of me is less logical than the side that points out how Kansas’ best road victory this year was an overtime squeaker against a TCU squad that’s been struggling. Tech seems to be picking it up of late, and I just haven’t seen anything to convince me that KU has legitimately turned a corner. tl;dr Texas Tech 70, Kansas 62

Mike.Plank: The line of this is Texas Tech by 5 or 6 points, which seems about right based on many things, but especially KU’s road record and even the two teams’ respective KenPom ranks. Here’s the thing though: if K-State wins their game today, a loss here breaks KU’s quest for 15. I’m probably making this pick with my heart and not my head, but…. Kansas 75, Texas Tech 67.

Andy Mitts: The line makes absolutely no sense to me, as both of these teams are very strong defensively. I can see the Jayhawks losing this game by a couple, or winning by up to 3 or 4, but I just don't see how this one gets out of hand. Ultimately, I think KJ Lawson breaks out in a big way, KU does just enough to put them in position to win the conference outright. Kansas 78, Texas Tech 76.