Texas vs. Kansas Pick
Will No. 6 Kansas struggle to cover a big spread at home when the Jayhawks play host to Texas at 9PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, Kansas is favored at home tonight, as the Jayhawks are getting odds of -11 points against Texas. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 141.5 points. Tonight’s game will take place from Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas and will air live on ESPN.
Kansas is riding a four-game winning streak right now following its 74-72 win at Texas Tech this past weekend. The Jayhawks are 23-6 overall, 12-4 in the Big 12 and 15-12-1 against the spread. Kansas is putting up 82.1 points per game on offense while allowing 70.9 per contest on defense. Devonte’ Graham is leading Kansas with 17.9 points, 4.1 rebounds and 7.1 assists per contest this season. Udoka Azubuike is adding 13.7 points and 7.1 rebounds per game.
Texas is coming off a 65-64 win over Oklahoma State at home this past weekend, but the Longhorns failed to cover in the win and are 1-5 against the spread in their last six. Texas is 17-12 overall, 7-9 in the Big 12 and 12-13 against the spread. The Longhorns are averaging 71.5 points per game this season while allowing 67.4 per contest on defense. Star Monhamed Bamba is questionable for tonight’s game due to a toe injury. He averages 13 points, 10.6 rebounds and 3.8 blocks per contest. Dylan Osetkowski is leading Texas with 13.7 points and 7.2 rebounds per contest.
Kansas has won eight straight meetings with Texas, including a 92-86 win at Texas on Dec. 29. The Jayhawks have covered in three of the last four wins. The Longhorns could be without their big force in the paint tonight, which would make this game even more difficult. Kansas is on a nice run right now and has managed to avoid playing down to its competition lately. I think the Jayhawks keep rolling against this reeling Texas team. The public betting is backing Kansas at home and I agree with them.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTIONS: KANSAS -11