Longhorns vs. Jayhawks Prediction
The Texas Longhorns lost a second straight game over the weekend and now will look to bounce back as the underdogs in a tough matchup at the seventh-ranked Kansas Jayhawks. Can Texas keep it competitve and cover the spread tonight?
Monday, January 14, 2019
Allen Fieldhouse at 9PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Jayhawks are a 7-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 134.5 points. As of Monday morning, 59 percent of public bets are coming in on host Kansas. Check out College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Longhorns fall at home to Texas Tech
Texas lost at home for the first time to the Red Raiders since 1996 Saturday afternoon as it fell by a count of 68-62. The Longhorns (10-6, 2-2 Big 12) were outscored 42-32 in the second half of the defeat. Texas shot 23-of-57 from the field, 7-of-20 from 3-point range and 9-of-13 from the free throw line. Kerwin Roach II paced the Longhorns with 17 points on 6-of-13 shooting including 2-of-5 from 3-point range plus 3-of-4 at the free throw line. He also notched five rebounds and five assists. Jaxson Hayes had 15 points and five boards. Jase Febres added 12 points and three rebounds.
Jayhawks secure win at Bears
Kansas won its second straight game with a 73-68 victory Saturday at Baylor to improve to 14-2 overall and 2-1 in conference play. The Jayhawks established a 35-25 halftime advantage and held on from there. Kansas shot 24-of-44 from the floor including 9-of-16 from 3-point distance plus 16-of-27 at the free throw line. Lagerald Vick led the Jayhawks on his birthday as he scored a team-high 18 points on 6-of-10 shooting including 6-of-8 from 3-point range. He also had three rebounds and two assists. Dedric Lawson tallied 17 points, five blocked shots, five steals and three rebounds. Devon Dotson had 14 points, five rebounds and five assists. Ochai Abgaji added 10 points and three rebounds off the bench.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The road team is 8-0 ATS in the last eight meetings. The under is 4-1 in the last five Longhorns games overall.
The Jayhawks are 1-4 ATS in their last five games following an ATS win. Kansas is 5-2 ATS in its last seven games versus the Big 12.
Kansas had recently struggled on the road, but did enough to get the win at Baylor and now comes back home to a place where it routinely dominates. Both teams here are very good defensively, with the Jayhawks ranked ninth nationally in adjusted defensive efficiency and Texas not far behind at 13th. The difference is Kansas is better on the offensive end and it should show. Look for Texas to struggle to find baskets down the stretch as Kansas pulls away.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: KANSAS JAYHAWKS -7