The Kansas Jayhawks (18-5, 7-4 Big 12) face the Texas Longhorns (19-4, 8-3 Big 12) on Monday at 9:00 PM ET in Big 12 action.
The Jayhawks take on the Longhorns in a game that Kansas is currently a favorite by 4.5 points. The over/under is 146.5 points for the game.
Kansas vs. Texas Odds
Point Spread for Kansas vs. Texas
The spread for this matchup is set at 4.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Kansas as the favorite.
Kansas vs. Texas Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Kansas has -202 odds to pick up the win, while Texas is listed at +169 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 146.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Monday, February 6, 2023
- Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
- Location: Lawrence, Kansas
- Arena: Allen Fieldhouse
Kansas vs. Texas Betting Trends
Kansas has nine wins against the spread in 23 games this year. The Jayhawks have won in 16, or 84.2%, of the 19 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year. Kansas has eclipsed the over/under in 56.5% of its opportunities this year (13 times over 23 games with a set point total).
Against the spread, Texas is 10-13-0 this season. The Longhorns have compiled a 1-2 record in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 33.3% of those games). Texas has gone over the point total 52.2% of the time this year (12 of 23 games with a set point total).
Kansas vs. Texas Key Players to Watch
Jalen Wilson leads his team in both points (21.5) and rebounds (8.6) per contest, and also posts 2.5 assists. Defensively, he delivers 0.8 steals and 0.5 blocked shots. Kevin McCullar puts up 10.3 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. Defensively, he puts up 2.4 steals and 0.6 blocked shots. Gradey Dick puts up 14.2 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game, shooting 44.0% from the field and 42.0% from beyond the arc with 2.4 made 3-pointers per game. Dajuan Harris leads the Jayhawks at 6.2 assists per game, while also putting up 2.2 rebounds and 7.4 points. He is seventh in the nation in assists.
Timmy Allen is No. 1 on the Longhorns in rebounding (5.1 per game), and produces 10.8 points and 3.5 assists. He also puts up 0.9 steals and 0.6 blocked shots. Jabari Rice gets the Longhorns 11.1 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. He also delivers 0.7 steals and 0.4 blocked shots. Tyrese Hunter gets the Longhorns 10.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game. He also averages 0.9 steals and 0.0 blocked shots.
What you need to know about the Kansas Jayhawks
So far this season, four out of Kansas’ 10 Big 12 games have gone over the point total. With 75.6 points per game on offense, the Jayhawks are 86th in the country. Defensively, they allow 68.0 points per contest, which ranks 134th in college basketball. Kansas is averaging 34.4 rebounds per game (56th-ranked in college basketball). It is allowing 31.7 rebounds per contest (221st-ranked).
The Jayhawks average 78.6 points per game in home games, compared to 75.3 points per game when playing on the road, a difference of 3.3 points per contest. With 7.6 treys per game, Kansas ranks 160th in college basketball. It sports a 35.6% shooting percentage from downtown, which ranks 102nd in college basketball. The Jayhawks are allowing 6.8 three-pointers per game (127th-ranked in college basketball). They are allowing opponents to shoot 31.6% (73rd-ranked) from downtown.
The Jayhawks are 4-6 against the spread and 6-4 overall in their last 10 games. In its past 10 games, Kansas has gone over the total five times. Kansas’ offense has been less effective over its last 10 games, putting up 72.3 points a contest compared to the 75.6 it has averaged this year. Kansas has been slightly suspect on the defensive end of the floor recently, allowing 72.4 points per game over its last 10 contests compared to the 68.0 it has conceded this season.
What you need to know about the Texas Longhorns
A total of five Texas conference games this season have gone over the point total. With 79.4 points scored per game and 67.6 points allowed, the Longhorns are 29th in the nation on offense and 126th on defense. On the glass, Texas is 140th in the nation in rebounds (32.6 per game). It is 110th in rebounds allowed (30.0 per game).
The Longhorns are putting up more points at home (85.8 per game) than on the road (67.0). Beyond the arc, Texas is 228th in college basketball in 3-pointers made per game (7.0). It is 237th in 3-point percentage at 33.1%. Giving up 6.8 3-pointers per game and conceding 32.7% from downtown, the Longhorns are 127th and 136th in the nation, respectively, in those categories.
The Longhorns have a 5-5 record against the spread while finishing 7-3 overall over their last 10 games. In its past 10 games, Texas has gone over the total five times. Texas is scoring 75.1 points per contest in its past 10 games, which is 4.3 fewer points than its average for the season (79.4). While the Longhorns are surrendering 67.6 points per game in 2022-23, they have been worse in their last 10 games, allowing 74.0 points per contest.
Kansas vs. Texas Prediction & Pick
Our pick to win this game is Kansas, and we project that Texas will cover the spread (Kansas -4.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 146.5 points.
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