Kansas vs. Texas Tech prediction and odds for Tuesday, January 3 (Jayhawks will thrive in key area)

The Kansas Jayhawks escaped a scare against Oklahoma State on New Years Eve, scrapping by with a 69-67 win.

Now, the No. 3 team ranked team in the country will hit the road for its second Big 12 game of the year. This time, Kansas will face Texas Tech, who is coming off a 67-61 loss to TCU.

Can Kansas capture its sixth straight victory?

Let’s dive into the latest odds and then I’ll give you my best bet.

Kansas vs. Texas Tech odds, spread, and total

Kansas vs. Texas Tech prediction and pick

This could very well be one of the Jayhawks’ biggest challenge this season, despite Texas Tech currently being unranked. The Red Raiders are strong both offensively and defensively, but there’s one area that Kansas can take advantage of that can lead them to victory.

Texas Tech ranks 273rd in turnovers per possession, coughing the ball up 19.9% of the time they have the ball.

Thankfully for the Jayhawks, they rank 36th in opponent turnovers per possession, forcing their opponents to give up the ball on 22.1% of possessions. If Kansas can do the same thing against Texas Tech tonight, it is going to be in a great spot to win this game.

I’ll back Kansas to win this game as slight road favorites.

You can track Iain’s bets on Betstamp here.

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.