Kansas is my #1 ranked team in College Basketball this year. The Big 12 are really making a name for themselves right now. The Jayhawks are 8-0 SU and 7-1 ATS in the conference dominating the competition having outscored their opponents by 12 points in their last 9 games. We get tons of value taking them as a small road favorite tonight.
Texas isn't a team to just write off as they shown they can also compete in the Big 12 conference! They were incredible in last week's victory over the Oklahoma Sooners and it's giving the public high hopes of an upset tonight. I believe the Longhorns will have a let down tonight due to the amount of effort they had to give to secure last week's victory. The Longhorns never settled for jumpers and attacked the paint every chance they got against the Sooners. They went to the line 27 times compared to the Sooners 9 trips to the free throw line, easily controlling the pace of the game. They also dominated the Sooners on the boards leaving me to believe they might come into tonight's game tired and beat up.
In order for Kansas to beat Texas tonight they will need to exploit Texas's 3 point defense. The Longhorns are allowing over 36.8% from three point line. Kansas should they should have no problem doing that shooting over 42.9% in the 5 games. They are currently ranked 3rd in the Nation in three point shooting (42.3%)
Pick: Kansas -1.5 (-110)