Texas vs Kansas Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/11/23

Kansas Jayhawks (27-6) vs Texas Longhorns (25-8)

Game Info: Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 6:00 pm (T-Mobile Center)

Betting Odds: Texas Longhorns -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Kansas Jayhawks and Texas Longhorns face off for the Big 12 Championship at the T-Mobile Center in Kansas City. The two teams have split the season series so far this year, with each team winning the home game. 

Kansas Betting Preview

Kansas sits with a 27-6 record overall and they are only one win away from sweeping the Big 12 titles. On Friday the defense was strong giving up only 58 points and that was enough to secure the 13-point victory. Jalen Wilson had another strong game finishing with 25 points and 10 rebounds. Kansas is averaging 75.7 points while their defense is giving up 68 points per game. The offense is ranked 86th, but in this game, it’s going to need to be the defense that steps up. On the season Wilson is averaging 19.8 points while shooting 42 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from behind the three point line. Kevin McCullar didn’t play in the second half and it’s unclear if he’s going to be able to go in this game. 

Texas Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is the Texas Longhorns who sit with a 25-8 record overall and they are coming off a win against TCU on Friday. Texas scored 66 points and the defense gave up 60 points and that led to the six point victory. Christian Bishop had a strong game finishing with 15 points and seven rebounds. Texas is averaging 78.3 points while their defense is giving up 68 points per game. Marcus Carr is averaging 16.1 points while shooting 43.1 percent from the field and 36.2 percent from behind the three point line. Timmy Allen didn’t play on Friday and it’s unclear if he’s going to be able to go in this game. 

Shane’s Free Pick

Jalen Wilson is playing like a National player for the year right now, and he’s going to have a strong game here. Kansas had their defense give up only 58 points on Friday and the defense is going to step up again in this game. The lack of scoring by Texas will be the difference as Kansas gets the job done. Back the Jayhawks against the spread. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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