Texas Longhorns vs. Kansas Jayhawks Predictions

by | Last updated Mar 5, 2022 | cbb

Texas Longhorns (21-9 SU, 12-17-1 ATS) vs. Kansas Jayhawks (24-6 SU, 13-17-0 ATS)

When: Saturday March 05 2022, 4:00 PM PM (ET)

Where: Allen Fieldhouse

Point Spread: Texas 6.5/Texas -6.5 (Bovada – Bitcoin payouts within an hour!)

Total: 140

Money Line: Longhorns 235/Kansas 295

Key Injuries

Tre Mitchell: Personal (OUT)

Bob Pettiford: Abdominal (OUT)
Kyle Cuffe Jr: Redshirt (OUT)

Recent Form

The Texas Longhorns come into this matchup with an overall record of 21-9. On the season, the Longhorns have performed well in their 17 conference games, posting a record of 10-7. This mark is good for 4th in the Big 12. Even though Texas has performed well in Big 12 action, they still have a below .500 record on the road. So far, the Longhorns are 5-6 away from home. Over their last five games, they have played above .500 basketball, holding a record of 3-2.

The Kansas Jayhawks get set to host the Longhorns with an overall record of 24-6. On the season, the Jayhawks have performed well in their 17 conference games, posting a record of 13-4. This mark is good for 2nd in the Big 12. In addition to playing well in the Big 12, Kansas has been dominant at home. Through 16 games, the Jayhawks are 15-1 on their home floor. Over their last 5 games, they have played above .500 basketball, holding a record of 3-2.

For the season, the Texas Longhorns are averaging 68.8 points per game, good for a rank of 215th in the NCAA. So far, the team’s defensive performance has taken a hit when playing away from home, giving up an additional 12.0 points per game. On the other side, the Kansas Jayhawks are the 15th ranked scoring offense, averaging 78.9 points per game. So far, Kansas is scoring an additional 3.0 points per game when playing at home. The Jayhawks has also played better defense in their home arena, giving up 67.0 points per game, compared to their season average of 68.8

Efficiency Outlook

Texas take on the Jayhawks holding the advantage in defensive efficiency, giving up 63.0 points per 70.0 (NCAA Average) compared to Kansas at 67.0. When playing as the superior defensive unit, the Longhorns have a record of 20-6. Even though Kansas trails Texas on the defensive end of the court, they enter this game holding the edge on offense. So far, the Jayhawks are 24-5 with an edge in offensive efficiency. In these games, they hold an average scoring margin of +14.0.

Don’t expect this game to be heavily dictated by three-point shooting, as both the Longhorns and Jayhawks are near the bottom of the NCAA in their percentage of points from beyond the arc. So far, 27.5% of Texas’s points are coming from three-point shots. The same goes for Kansas, at 27.9%. In terms of efficiency, Kansas has been the more efficient team, connecting at a rate of 36.1%, compared to Texas at 32.0%.

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Betting Trends Worth Noting

  • Longhorns are 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 games following a straight up loss.
  • Longhorns are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog.
  • Jayhawks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
  • Jayhawks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.

Joe’s Pick Against the Spread

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