Jayhawks vs. Longhorns Prediction
The sixth-ranked Kansas Jayhawks are favorites on the road this afternoon at the Texas Longhorns. Is Kansas going to make its backers happy by covering this spread?
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Frank Erwin Center at 2PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Jayhawks are a 7-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 129 points. As of Saturday morning, 54 percent of public bets are being placed on host Texas. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Jayhawks roll past Sooners
Kansas earned a 66-52 victory Tuesday night at Oklahoma to improve to 13-3 overall and 3-1 in the Big 12 Conference. The Jayhawks outscored the Sooners 38-25 in the second half of the victory.Isaiah Moss led Kansas with 20 points on 7-of-13 shooting including 6-of-11 from 3-point distance. He also pulled down four rebounds. Udoka Azuibuike contributed 16 points, 14 boards and three blocked shots. Marcus Garrett added 15 points, five caroms and five assists.
Longhorns ease past Cowboys
Texas picked up a 76-64 win Wednesday night at Oklahoma State to move to 12-4 overall and 2-2 in conference play. The Longhorns led 31-25 at halftime on their way to the victory. Kamaka Hepa paced Texas with 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting including 3-of-7 from 3-point range. He also pulled down four rebounds. Jase Febres tallied 15 points, five boards and two assists. Courtney Ramey tallied 14 points, nine caroms, six assists and two blocked shots. Andrew Jones had 12 points and three rebounds off the bench. Matt Coleman III added 10 points, five dimes and two boards.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Jayhawks are 4-1 ATS in their last five games as a road favorite. Kansas is 2-5 ATS in its last seven Saturday games.
The Longhorns are 4-0 ATS in their last four games as a home underdog. Texas is 2-7 ATS in its last nine home games.
Kansas has an elite defense and a strong offense with a lot of capable parts, while the Longhorns are strong on the defensive end for the most part but can sometimes be lacking offensively. While Texas could use a signature win, I don't see it in the same class as the Jayhawks right now. Kansas has shown the ability to pound opponents on the road and this seems like a fantastic spot for a decisive win.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: KANSAS JAYHAWKS -7