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Texas vs Kansas Pick & Preview: Monday, February 6th Betting Odds
Longhorns vs Jayhawks Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Texas Longhorns at Kansas Jayhawks
- Where: Lawrence at Allen Fieldhouse
- Date: Monday, February 6th
- Betting Odds: Texas +4, TX +150 | KAN -186 O/U 146.5
Through 23 games, the Texas Longhorns have an overall record of 19-4. So far, the Longhorns have played 6 games on the road, with a record of 4-2. For the season, Texas has been the underdog in 3 games, sitting with a mark of 1-2. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Longhorns being +4 point underdogs.
Texas will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Marcus Carr who is averaging 16.43 points per game for the Longhorns. Carr is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Longhorns’ offensive game plan is the play of Timmy Allen who has hit 49.2% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.78 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Texas this season, as they are currently ranked 295th in college basketball at 68.3 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Longhorns’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.3%, placing them 354th in the NCAA.
Heading into today’s matchup vs Texas, the Kansas Jayhawks will be taking the floor for the 24th time this season and have an overall record of 18-5. So far this season, Kansas has played 14 games at home, sitting with a record of 13-1. The Jayhawks’ are sitting with a betting line that is -4 points in their favor. For the season, Kansas has been favored to win in 19 games, sitting with a mark of 16-3.
Jalen Wilson comes into today’s game as the Jayhawks’ leading scorer at 21.52 points per contest. Not only has Wilson been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Kansas’ top rebounder at 8.57 boards per contest. Behind Wilson, the team has benefited from the strong play of Gradey Dick, who is second on the team in scoring at 14.17 points per game. Overall, he has hit 44.0% of his shots and is adding 5.0 boards per game.
So far this season, Kansas has put together a strong scoring offense at 78.6 points per game (31st). This strong figure has come despite the Jayhawks playing at a slow tempo compared to other schools. For the season, they have hit 35.5% of their shots from outside, which is closer to the NCAA average. Kansas’ overall field goal percentage currently sits at 48.1%
Free Spread Prediction: Texas Longhorns +4
In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a road underdog. Coming into the game, the Kansas Jayhawks are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -4. However, we anticipate Texas putting up a strong fight and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Jayhawks as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Longhorns to cover.