Looking to win big? The Longhorns and Jayhawks face off at 6:00 ET on ESPN. The Jayhawks are hosting the game at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, KS. The odds for this Big 12 conference game currently have Kansas as the -8.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 144.5 points at Jazzsports.

Is a Win at Lawrence Possible for the Longhorns?

So far this season, Texas has a record of 17-9, including a 6-7 mark in Big 12 play. On the road, the Longhorns are 4-4, and their average scoring margin is -3.6 points per game.

Recently, Texas has gone 5-5 in their last 10 road games, and they are coming off a 62-56 win over Kansas State. As the underdog, the Longhorns have a record of 3-5.

As the underdog this season, Texas has gone 4-4 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS record is 3-5 and over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Longhorns are 6-4. In their last 3 road games, Texas has gone 1-2 vs. the spread.

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, the over/under record in their games is 14-12. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 137 points compared to their season average of 143.5 points per game. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1.

The Texas offense is coming off a game where they scored 62 points against Kansas State. They posted a field goal percentage of 36.2% and connected on 3 threes. The team’s top scorer is Max Abmas, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 16.9, while Dylan Disu also maintains a PPG average of 17.1 leading up to the game.

Currently, the Longhorns’ defense holds the 73rd rank in the nation, allowing 67.9 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Texas’ defense has allowed opponents to shoot 42.7% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 34.0% this season.

Do the Jayhawks Have What it Takes to Win as Home Favorites?

With a record of 20-6, Kansas is a perfect 14-0 at home this season, and they have won their last 14 games at Allen Fieldhouse. So far, the Jayhawks have been favored in 24 of their 26 games, going 20-4 as the favorite.

In their last game, Kansas beat Oklahoma by a score of 67-57. Over their last 10 games at home, they are a perfect 10-0, and they are 5-0 over their last five.

When looking at Kansas’ ATS record this season, they are currently 11-15. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Jayhawks have gone 5-5 vs. the spread. At home, Kansas has gone 7-7 ATS this year and 4-6 over their last 10 games at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas’ over/under record this season is 11-15, and the average scoring total in their games is 144.2 points. Today’s over/under line of 144.5 is similar to the average OU line in their games (145). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is just 125 points. This season, 15 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s OU line.

Against Oklahoma, the Kansas had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 76.6 points per game. They scored 67 points and posted a field goal percentage of 44.1% in the game. Leading the team in scoring was Hunter Dickinson with 20 points. Johnny Furphy also added 15 points for the Jayhawks.

Coming into today’s game, the Kansas defense is giving up 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.

Kansas’ defense has been playing well, ranking 66th nationally, with 67.6 points allowed per game. In today’s game vs. Texas, the Kansas defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Kansas made 17 free-throws vs. the Jayhawks.

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Longhorns vs. Jayhawks Pick

When looking to get a point-spread pick down in this Jayhawks vs. Jayhawks game, our recommendation is to take the Jayhawks at -8.5. Despite our model showing the Jayhawks winning 74-69, we like Longhorns as our point-spread pick.

Pick: Take the Longhorns at +8.5

The Total

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 144.5 and our model has the Longhorns and Jayhawks finishing with a combined 143 points. Our pick is to take the under.

Pick: Go Under 144.5 points (-110)