Kansas vs Texas Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/4/23
Texas Longhorns (22-8) vs Kansas Jayhawks (25-5)
Game Info: Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 4:00 pm (Moody Center)
Betting Odds: Texas Longhorns -2.5 -- Over/Under: 148.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Kansas Jayhawks will play the Texas Longhorns in a Big 12 game on Saturday afternoon at the Moody Center in Austin, Texas.
The Kansas Jayhawks are 25-5 (13-4) this season after they defeated Texas Tech by a score of 67-63 in their last game. Kansas shot 39.3% from the field and made 18 free throws in the win. The Kansas Jayhawks are averaging 76.1 points per game, 68 points against per game, 36.4 rebounds per game, and 17.1 assists per game. Jalen Wilson has led the Jayhawks this season with 19.6 points per game, 8.3 rebounds per game, and 2.5 assists per game. Kansas is shooting 46.7% from the field, 72.5% on free throws, and 34.9% on three pointers this year.
The Texas Longhorns are 22-8 (11-6) this season after they lost to TCU by a score of 75-73 in their last game. Texas shot 39.1% from the field and was -18 in rebounding margin in the loss. The Texas Longhorns are averaging 79 points per game, 69 points against per game, 34 rebounds per game, and 16.5 assists per game. Marcus Carr has led the Longhorns this season with 16.6 points per game, 4.1 assists per game, and 3.0 rebounds per game. Texas is shooting 47.2% from the field, 74.7% on free throws, and 34.7% on three pointers this year.
Kansas is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games. The under is 7-2 in Kansas’ last 9 Saturday games. Texas is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games following an ATS win. The over is 9-2-1 in Texas’ last 12 home games. The home team is 3-0-1 ATS in these two teams last 4 head to head meetings.
This should be a great game between two top-10 teams to close the Big 12 regular season, but Texas has struggled in recent games. The Longhorns have lost three of their last five games, including their last two games against TCU at Baylor. Kansas has won seven games in a row and is looking like one of the best teams in the country. Texas is actually the better shooting team and I think the home court advantage will give them the edge in this game. I like the Longhorns here.