Texas Longhorns vs Kansas Jayhawks NCAAB Betting Prediction

Texas Longhorns vs Kansas Jayhawks Prediction 2/24/2024

The Texas Longhorns (17-9) travel to face off against the Kansas Jayhawks (20-6) on Saturday, February 24th. This game will be played at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence and televised on ESPN. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 6:00 ET.

Texas Longhorns vs Kansas Jayhawks

The Texas Longhorns Are Coming Off A Win

As an underdog, Texas has gone 3-5 this season. On the road, the Longhorns are 4-4, and they are 5-5 in their last 10 road games. For the year, they are 17-9.

After defeating Kansas State 62-56, Texas has won two straight games. They have gone 6-7 in Big 12 play, and they are 11-2 in non-conference action.

As the underdog, Texas has gone 4-4 against the spread this season and 9-17 overall. On the road, the Longhorns are 3-5 vs. the spread and have gone 5-5 in their last 10 games as the underdog.

This season, the over/under record for Texas’ games is 14-12. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 143.5 points. Today’s over/under line of 142.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (144.5). Currently, 18 of their games have finished with more points than 142.5.

The Kansas Jayhawks Are Coming Off A Win

With a perfect 14-0 record at home, Kansas has been dominant at Allen Fieldhouse this season. In fact, the Jayhawks have won their last 14 games at home, and they come into this game with a scoring margin of +14.9 points per game at home.

Overall, Kansas is 20-6 this season, including an 8-5 mark in Big 12 play. In their last game, the Jayhawks beat Oklahoma 67-57, and they have won their last three games at home.

As the favorite this season, Kansas has an ATS mark of 10-14. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Jayhawks are 5-5 vs. the spread. In their last three home games, Kansas has gone 2-1 ATS.

So far this season, the over/under record for Kansas games is 11-15. On average, their games have finished with 144.2 points per game, while the average over/under line in their games is 145. Today’s over/under line of 142.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games this season. In their last three games, the over/under record is 0-3 and the average scoring total is 125 points.

Texas Offense Breakdown

Coming off their recent game, the Texas offense tallied 62 points in a matchup against Kansas State. Their field goal percentage for the game was 36.2%, and they made 3 threes. Leading Texas in scoring vs. Kansas State was Dylan Disu with his 20 points. Tyrese Hunter also added 9 points for the Longhorns.

Max Abmas (G) 16.9 3.2 4.4
Dylan Disu (F) 17.1 5.1 1.5
Tyrese Hunter (G) 10.6 2.7 4.1

Kansas Offense Breakdown

The Kansas offense is coming off a game in which they scored 67 points vs. Oklahoma. Overall their field goal percentage was 44.1% while connecting on 6 threes. Leading Kansas in scoring vs. Oklahoma was Hunter Dickinson with his 20 points. Johnny Furphy also added 15 points for the Jayhawks.

Hunter Dickinson (C) 18.2 11.0 2.2
Kevin McCullar Jr. (G) 19.0 6.4 4.4
KJ Adams Jr. (F) 12.2 4.5 3.3

Texas Team Defense

The Longhorns’ defense is presently ranked 75th nationally, allowing an average of 67.9 points per contest. Against Kansas State in their most recent game, the Texas defense gave up a total of 56 points while allowing Kansas State to hit 36% of their shots.

Kansas Team Defense

At present, the Jayhawks’ defense is nationally ranked 68th, allowing 67.6 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Kansas’ defense has allowed opponents to shoot 40.1% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 33.1% this season.

Longhorns vs Jayhawks Trends

  • Across the Longhorns last five road games, the team averaged 71 points per game while allowing 73. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 2-3, while going 2-3 straight-up.
  • Through their last ten home contests, the Jayhawks offense has averaged 71 points per game while allowing an average of 72. Kansas posted an overall record of 4-6 while going 4-6 ATS.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, Texas has an ATS mark of 6-4 while going 4-6 straight up.
  • Kansas has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 4-1 SU and 4-1 ATS in their last five games.

Longhorns vs Jayhawks Prediction

Not only do we have the Jayhawks winning this one by a score of 76-68, but we see them covering the spread. Our pick is to grab the Jayhawks at -7.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 142.5, and our model projects the Longhorns and Jayhawks to reach a combined total of 144 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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