Longhorns vs. Jayhawks Prediction
The road team has covered 10 of the last 12 meetings when the Texas Longhorns and the Kansas Jayhawks square off. Is Texas going to continue that trend tonight at third-ranked Kansas?
Monday, February 3, 2020
Allen Fieldhouse at 9PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Jayhawks are a 15-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 129.5 points. As of Monday morning, 66 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Texas. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Longhorns get past Cyclones
Texas earned a 72-68 home win Saturday at home against Iowa State to improve to 14-7 overall and 4-4 in the Big 12 Conference. The Longhorns outscored the Cyclones 42-37 in the second half after trailing by one at halftime. Jericho Sims helped pace Texas with 14 points on 7-of-8 shooting. He also registered nine rebounds. Courtney Ramey contributed 14 points in 29 minutes of action. Matt Coleman III finished with 14 points, four assists, three boards and three steals. Donovan Williams added 13 points and four caroms off the bench.
Jayhawks hold off Red Raiders
Kansas earned a 78-75 home victory Saturday over Texas Tech to move to 18-3 overall and 7-1 in conference action. The Jayhawks led 44-35 at halftime before holding off a rally attempt by the Red Raiders in the second half. Devon Dotson paced Kansas with 21 points on 9-of 16 shooting including 1-of-5 from 3-point range plus 2-of-4 at the charity stripe. He also tallied six rebounds, three assists and three steals. Marcus Garrett accounted for 15 points, five boards, three dimes and three blocked shots. Isaiah Moss had 12 points in 18 minutes of action. Ochai Agbaji added 11 points, five caroms and two blocks.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Longhorns are 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games overall. Texas is 2-10 ATS in its last 12 games following a straight up win.
The Jayhawks are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games overall. Kansas is 1-4 ATS in its last five home games.
The spread is wide, but the Longhorns already lost by nine at home against the Jayhawks and the wins in the last two games were against far lesser Big 12 programs. Kansas has an elite defense and an offense that is also top 10 nationally in adjusted efficiency. Coupled with the matchup favors the Jayhawks possess, being at Allen Fieldhouse with the backing of a loud home crowd has me seeing this one landing squarely in blowout territory.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: KANSAS JAYHAWKS -15