Game Time: 4:00 pm ET, Saturday, March 4, 2023
Venue: Moody Center, Austin, TX
Where to Watch: ESPN
Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks
DraftKings: Point Spread: Kansas +2.5, Texas -2.5; Over/Under: 149 points
Bet365: Point Spread: Kansas +2.5, Texas -2.5; Over/Under: 149 points
BetMGM: Point Spread: Kansas +2.5, Texas -2.5; Over/Under: 149 points
Kansas Jayhawks: 25-5 (13-4) (1st place, Big 12)
Texas Longhorns: 22-8 (11-6) (4th place, Big 12)
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Kansas Jayhawks: 5-0 last 5
Texas Longhorns: 2-3 last 5
Kansas Jayhawks vs Texas Longhorns Preview and Analysis
Kansas is coming into this game with a 25-5 record overall and they are 7-3 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. They are also 13-4 in their conference games this season as well. They are entering this game on a 7 game winning streak with wins coming against the Texas Longhorns, the Oklahoma Sooners, the Oklahoma State Cowboys, the Baylor Bears, the TCU Horned Frogs, the West Virginia Mountaineers, and the Texas Tech Red Raiders in their last game. Jalen Wilson led the team in points in that game with 21 while Dajuan Harris was next on the team with 16 points. Dajuan Harris led the team in assists in that game with 5 while Kevin McCullar led the team in rebounds with 9. They were 39.3% from the field, 21.7% from 3-point range, and 81.8% from the free throw line with their shooting in that game. Their offense is averaging 76.1 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 68 PPG against them. Kansas has an ATS record of 14-16 this season and their O/U record is 16-14.
Texas is coming into this game with a 22-8 record overall and they are 16-1 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. They are also 11-6 in their conference schedule this season as well. They are entering this game on a 2 game losing streak with losses coming against the Baylor Bears and the TCU Horned Frogs in their last game. Jabari Rice led the team in points in that game with 16 while Tyrese Hunter was next on the team with 15 points. Timmy Allen led the team in assists in that game with 6 while Dylan Disu and Brock Cunningham each led the team in rebounds with 5. They were 39.1% from the field, 36.4% from 3-point range, and 78.9% from the free throw line with their shooting in that game. Their offense is averaging 79 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 69 PPG against them. Texas has an ATS record of 13-17 this season and their O/U record is 16-11-3.
Kansas vs Texas Prediction
The current betting odds have Texas listed as a 2.5 point favorite in this game according to Draftkings Sportsbook. Both of these teams are entering this game as ranked teams and both have been really good this year ranking inside the top 10. Texas is 22-8 overall this season and they have been one of the better teams in the Big 12 with their 11-6 conference record. They have also won 2 games in a row now as they have some momentum on their side and they have been a really strong home team too with a 16-1 home record. Kansas has also been really good with their 25-5 record overall and they are the best team in the Big 12 this season with their 13-4 conference record. They have also been good in their road games with a 7-3 road record and they have a lot of momentum on their side here with 7 wins in a row now. As good as Kansas has been playing in their games lately, Texas has still been a really good team too and have been almost impossible to beat at home with only 1 loss there all season. They will be out for revenge too after losing to Kansas on the road earlier this season and Kansas has been playing in much closer games on the road anyway. The best way to place a bet here is on Texas to cover the spread in this game.
Kansas Texas Prediction: Our NCAAB Pick for Saturday, March 4, 2023 (4:00 pm ET start time) is Texas 86 Kansas 79.
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NCAAB Betting Trends
Kansas Jayhawks: 2-8 ATS off a no-cover where the team won straight up as a favorite. 2-8 ATS after a win by 6 points or less. 57-32 UNDER as an underdog.
Texas Longhorns: 7-1 ATS after playing 2 consecutive road games. 6-1 ATS after 1 or more consecutive losses. 9-1 UNDER revenging a same season loss vs opponent.
Kansas Jayhawks: C. McCarthy (G) Out indefinitely - Knee. K. Cuffe Jr (G) out for season - Redshirt. Z. Clemence (F) Out indefinitely - Knee. C. Martin (F) Out indefinitely - Shoulder. W. Evers (G) Out indefinitely - Foot.
Texas Longhorns: R. Brumbaugh (G) out for season - Redshirt.
“It felt so good to win. I just wanted to cherish the moment.” - Jalen Wilson after their win against Texas Tech in their last game.
“We're still playing for something. You're playing for seeding, you're playing to put yourself in the best position right now for the big prize. And I think we have as good as a team in the country that has a chance to win a national championship.” - Rodney Terry after his team’s loss against TCU in their last game.
K. Adams Jr
PPG: J. Wilson (19.6)
APG: D. Harris Jr. (6.2)
Reb/G: J. Wilson (8.3)
PPG: M. Carr (16.6)
APG: M. Carr (4.1)
Reb/G: T. Allen (5.5)
Kansas Jayhawks: Bill Self (20th season)
Texas Longhorns: Rodney Terry (Interim)