Texas vs. Kansas Total Pick & Analysis for 2/6/23

by | Last updated Feb 6, 2023 | cbb

Texas (19-4 SU 10-13 ATS) vs. Kansas (18-5 SU 9-14 ATS)
When: Monday, February 6th: 9:00 ET
Where: Allen Fieldhouse Lawrence, KS
Point Spread: UT +4/KU -4 (Did you know that you can bet on college basketball games at -105 odds instead of -110? Making the switch will save you TONS of money! Find this killer offer at BetAnySports!)
Total: 146.5
Money Line: Tex +150/Kan -186

The Texas Longhorns head to Lawrence, KS, to take on the Kansas Jayhawks. The college betting board has Kansas listed as a -4 home favorite with a total line of 146.5. Monday night’s game tip-off is set for 9:00 PM ET and can be watched on ESPN.

Line Movement

The Jayhawks opened on the CBB board as a -3 point spread favorite, and the early betting action has driven the line up to Kansas -4. The total opened at 147.5 at most betting shops but has been bet down to a consensus line of 146.5.

Last Game Info

Texas picked up a victory over Kansas State by a score of 69-66. Heading into the game, the Longhorns were favored to win, with a point spread of -1.5. The combined 135 points did not surpass the 152 total line.

Going into their last game, Kansas was the betting favorite at -1.5 but fell to Iowa State by a score of 68-53. The combined 121 points did not surpass the 135 total line.

Current Form

Over their last five games, Texas has a straight-up record of 4-1 while going 4-1 vs. the spread. Over this stretch, the Longhorns’ offense averages 74.8 points per game while hitting 46.9% of their shots from the field. On the defensive end of the floor, they have allowed opponents to shoot 43.5% from the field while allowing 71.0 points per contest.

In their previous five contests, Kansas is 2-3 straight-up and 2-3 vs. the spread. In these five games, they have a scoring average of 69.8 points per game on a shooting percentage of 42.7%. Defensively, they allow teams to hit 44.1% of their shots while giving up 74.4 points per game.

Average Power Rating Of Opponents Played

This season, the combined power rating of Texas’ opponents comes in at 84.8. On the other side, Kansas’ combined opponent power rating sits at 86.7.

How Does Texas Fare On The Road?

For the season, the Longhorns have played six road games and have a record of 4-2. In these contests, Texas is 3-3 vs. the spread. Offensively, they have averaged 67.0 points per game on a shooting percentage of 42.8%. On defense, the Longhorns allow 67.0 points per contest when playing away from home. So far, opposing teams have a field goal percentage of 43.5% in these games.

How Does Kansas Fare At Home?

In their 14 games at home, Kansas has a 4-10 record vs. the spread while going 13-1 straight-up. On offense, the Jayhawks are shooting 46.4% on their home floor, leading to 78.0 points per game. Defensively, opponents are shooting 40.8% in these contests. The Kansas defense is allowing 67.1 points per game at home.

Offense vs. Defense

For the season, Texas is averaging 68.3 points per game (295th) while posting an overall field goal percentage of 44.2%. In today’s game, they will be matched up against a Kansas defense that has allowed an average of 68.0 points per contest. This year, opponents have hit 41.1% of their shots vs. Kansas. On the other side, the Kansas Jayhawks are coming into the game averaging 78.6 points per game on a shooting percentage of 48.1%. The Jayhawks will be facing a defensive unit allowing an average of 67.6 points per contest. So far, teams have hit 42.2% of their shots vs. the Longhorns.

Three-Point Shooting

From beyond the arc, Texas has a shooting percentage of 32.3% while ranking 504th in attempts per game. The Longhorns will be facing a Kansas defense that has a 3-point field goal shooting percentage allowed of 31.2%. Kansas enters the game having hit 35.5% of their looks from deep while averaging 7.15 made 3’s per game. On the other end, Texas has allowed opponents to hit 32.6% of their shots from beyond the arc.

Injuries Of Note


  • Rowan Brumbaugh (Out) Redshirt


  • Cam Martin (Out) Shoulder
  • Zach Clemence (Out) Knee
  • Kyle Cuffe Jr. (Out) Knee
  • Charlie McCarthy (Out) Undisclosed
  • Zuby Ejiofor (Out) Foot
  • Wilder Evers (Out) Foot

Pick Against The Total line

I’m playing the Under here. Both teams play pretty good defense, and while Texas averages 75 points per game in conference games overall, they have reached 70 just once on the road. Over the Jayhawks’ last seven games, only the game against Kansas State has gone over today’s total line. If this doesn’t turn into a foul fest, this play cashes. Take the Under 146.5. Bet your college hoops predictions for FREE this week by scoring a 100% real cash bonus up to $500 when you use bonus promo code PREDICTEM on the “Special Offers Page” after you make your first deposit and before you place your first bet at Everygame Sportsbook! These guys (Formerly Intertops) were the first to go online and considered to be the most trusted bookie on the web! Click here to get your free bets now!