Betting on today’s Wildcats and Longhorns game? Catch the action at T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, MO, as the Longhorns hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. This Big 12 conference matchup has an over/under of 143.5 points, and Texas is favored to win by -4.5 at home vs. Kansas State.


The Pick: Texas Longhorns -4.5

This game will be played at T-Mobile Center at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, March 13th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Longhorns.
  • Not only will Texas pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 143.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Are Kansas State Ready for a Road Win?

As the Kansas State Wildcats prepare to take on the Texas Longhorns, they will be hoping to snap their eight-game losing streak on the road. So far this season, the Wildcats have gone just 4-9 away from home, compared to a 13-4 record at home.

For the season, Kansas State has an 18-13 record, including a 7-10 mark in Big 12 play. In their most recent game, the Wildcats defeated Iowa State by a score of 65-58.

Against the spread, Kansas State has a record of 16-14 this season. On the road, the Wildcats are 8-5 vs. the spread. As the underdog, Kansas State is 9-5 vs. the spread this year. In their last 10 games as the underdog, the Wildcats have gone 7-3 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record in Kansas State games is 14-16 and today’s line of 143.5 is similar to the average OU line in their games (143.4). Their games have averaged 141 points per game. Over their last three games, the OU record is 2-1 and their last five games have averaged 153 points.

The Kansas State offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 65 points versus Iowa State. During the game, they attempted 24 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 40.7%. One area that the Kansas State offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 76th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 43%.

The Wildcats’ defense is presently ranked 116th nationally, allowing an average of 70.2 points per contest. Against Iowa State in their most recent game, the Kansas State defense gave up a total of 58 points while allowing Iowa State to hit 40% of their shots.

Can Texas Pull Off a Home Win?

With a 15-5 home record, the Longhorns have been dominant in Austin this season. They have won four straight games at home and are 6-4 in their last 10 games at home. Overall, Texas is 20-11 this season, including a 9-9 record in Big 12 play.

Coming off a 94-80 win over Oklahoma, the Longhorns have been favored in 20 of their 31 games this season. They have gone 16-4 as the favorite compared to 4-7 as the underdog. As for their average scoring margin at home, it is +13.0 compared to -4.0 on the road.

As the favorite, Texas has struggled vs. the spread this season, going just 7-13. Their ATS record at home is 8-12 and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are just 3-7.

Today’s over/under line of 143.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Texas’ games this season (144.5). Currently, their over/under record is 19-12. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 165 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 3-0.

The Texas offense is coming off a game in which they scored 94 points vs. Oklahoma. Overall their field goal percentage was 63.5% while connecting on 6 threes. The team’s top scorer is Max Abmas, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 16.8, while Dylan Disu also maintains a PPG average of 16.1 leading up to the game.

At present, the Longhorns’ defense is nationally ranked 102nd, allowing 69.6 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.5 threes per game vs. Kansas State. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 35.0%.