The Texas Longhorns (14-7) pay a visit to Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kan., to tangle with the Kansas Jayhawks (18-3) in Monday night (9 p.m. ET) Big 12 action.
We analyze the Texas-Kansas odds and betting lines, with college basketball betting advice and tips around this matchup.
Texas at Kansas: Three things you need to know
- Both teams are coming off close-margin victories Saturday. Texas defeated Iowa State, 72-68, while third-ranked (USA Today Sports Coaches Poll) Kansas edged Texas Tech, 78-75. Both teams were at home.
- Kansas defeated Texas, 66-57, in Austin Jan. 18. In that contest, the Jayhawks covered a 7.5-point spread despite going just 2-for-10 (20 percent) from three-point range and 14-for-21 (67 percent) from the free-throw line. Kansas out-rebounded the Longhorns, 40-28.
- The Jayhawks have done well to bounce back after single-score games to win the next time out by double digits. The last 10 times Kansas has either lost or won a game by two scores or less, they have won the following game by 10 or more eight times. The average margin of victory in those games has been 15.7 points.
Texas at Kansas: Odds, betting lines and picks
Kansas 72, Texas 56
Kansas (-1429) is a resounding favorite to beat Texas (+800), and with KU’s odds, stay far away from that moneyline. If Texas were able to pull off the upset, a $100 bet would net you $800. However, there isn’t a lot of weight pulling in that direction.
Against the Spread (ATS)
In its last game Texas trailed Iowa State for 26 minutes but still managed a final winning margin of four (an ATS cover by one point). The game flow in the Jayhawks’ last game swings the other way: Kansas led that contest against Texas Tech by eight points or more for huge swaths of game action only to post a final margin of three.
KANSAS -15 (100) is a lean. If you choose to make a play on the Jayhawks, this line may be headed downward, so exercise patience.
The under is 6-0 in Kansas’ last six games following an ATS loss, and Texas has scored 65 points or less in six of its last nine games.
Both sides play at a relatively slow pace, hence the low total here. But the UNDER 130.5 is still a lean.
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