Planning on watching today’s Longhorns and Jayhawks game? Catch the action at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, KS, as the Jayhawks hosts this showdown at 6:00 ET on ESPN. This Big 12 conference matchup has an over/under of 144.5 points, and Kansas is favored to win by -8.5 at home vs. Texas.

TEXAS LONGHORNS VS KANSAS JAYHAWKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Texas Longhorns +8.5

This game will be played at Allen Fieldhouse at 6:00 ET on Saturday, February 24th.

WHY BET THE TEXAS LONGHORNS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Jayhawks.
  • Even though we have Kansas winning straight-up, we like Texas at +8.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 144.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Can Texas Secure a Road Victory?

After a 62-56 win over Kansas State, Texas is 17-9 overall and 6-7 in Big 12 play. The Longhorns are 4-4 on the road and have gone 5-5 in their last 10 games away from home. They are 3-5 as the underdog this season and have been the underdog in eight of their 26 games.

For the year, Texas has an average scoring differential of -3.6 on the road, while it is +12.8 at home. The Longhorns are 13-5 at home and have won their last two games at home. They are 14-4 when favored this season.

As the underdog this season, Texas has gone 4-4 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 3-5 this year and over their last 10 road games, they are 5-5 vs. the spread. Overall, the Longhorns are just 9-17 ATS this season.

Today’s over/under line of 144.5 is right in line with the average over/under line in Texas’ games this season (144.5). So far, 14 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 137 points compared to their season average of 143.5 points per game.

Texas offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 62 points against Kansas State. In that game, they made 3/19 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 36.2%. The team’s top scorer is Max Abmas, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 16.9, while Dylan Disu also carries a PPG average of 17.1 into the game.

Coming into today’s game, the Texas defense is giving up an average of 67.9 points per contest. In today’s game vs. Kansas, the Texas defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Texas made 17 free-throws vs. the Longhorns.

Can the Jayhawks Grab a Win at Home?

At home this season, Kansas has been nearly unbeatable, going 14-0 with an average scoring margin of +14.9 points per game. So far, the Jayhawks have been favored in 24 of their 26 games, and they have gone 20-4 in those contests.

Recently, Kansas has been even better at home, going 10-0 in their last 10 games at Allen Fieldhouse. In their last game, the Jayhawks beat Oklahoma by a score of 67-57.

When looking at Kansas’ ATS record this season, they are currently 11-15. At home, they have gone 7-7 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Jayhawks are 5-5 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Kansas games is 11-15. Today’s line of 144.5 is similar to the average over/under line in their games this season (145). The average scoring total in their games this year is 144.2. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is just 125 points.

The Kansas offense is coming off a game where they scored 67 points against Oklahoma. They posted a field goal percentage of 44.1% and connected on 6 threes. Hunter Dickinson was the leading scorer for the Jayhawks, putting up 20 points. In addition, Johnny Furphy contributed 15 points.

This season, the Kansas defense has been impressive, holding the 66th position in the country while permitting an average of 67.6 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Oklahoma, the Sooners finished with a field goal percentage of 32% and a total of 57 points vs. Kansas.