Jayhawks vs. Longhorns Prediction
The Texas Longhorns have had an uneven season and will look to put it all together tonight at home against the 11th-ranked Kansas Jayhawks. Will Texas have a strong performance as the slight favorites?
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Frank Erwin Center at 7PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Longhorns are a 1.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 140.5 points. As of Tuesday afternoon, 75 percent of public bets are pouring in on visiting Kansas. Check out our College Basketball Betting Page for the latest information.
Jayhawks fall to Wildcats
Kansas fell at eighth-ranked Kentucky Saturday in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge by a count of 71-63. The Jayhawks (16-4) led 33-30 at halftime before struggling after the break. Kansas shot 23-of-63 from the floor, 9-of-23 from 3-point distance and 8-of-11 at the free throw line. Dedric Lawson led the Jayhawks with 20 points on 7-of-18 shooting including 2-of-3 from 3-point distance plus 4-of-4 from the free throw line. He also pulled down 15 rebounds and dished out two assists. Quentin Grimes registered 13 points and two assists. Lagerald Vick added 10 points and six rebounds.
Longhorns struggle at Bulldogs
Texas has now lost five of its last six games following a 96-88 loss at Georgia in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge. The Longhorns (11-9) were outscored 52-42 in the second half of the defeat. Courtney Ramey paced Texas with 19 points on 7-of-15 shooting including 5-of-8 from 3-point distance. He also notched five assists. Kerwin Roach II contributed 16 points, four assists and four steals. Dylan Osetkowski had 15 points, seven boards, seven steals and two assists. Jaxson Hayes registered 14 points, three rebounds, two steals and two blocked shots. Jase Febres added 11 points plus four rebounds and three steals off the bench. The Longhorns shot 33-of-68 from the floor, 12-of-28 on 3-point attempts and 10-of-15 at the free throw line.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Jayhawks are 3-1-1 ATS in their last five Tuesday games. Kansas is 2-5 ATS in its last seven Big 12 games.
The Longhorns are 1-5 ATS in their last six games versus the Big 12. Texas is 0-5 ATS in its last five Tuesday games.
It's difficult to see why the Longhorns are favored here. They have lost five of their last six and although four of those defeats were on the road, the matchup tonight against Kansas is as tough as any of them. Kansas is going to want to bounce back from Saturday's defeat and this is a perfect opportunity to do so against a struggling team.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: KANSAS JAYHAWKS +1.5