Texas vs. Kansas Prediction: Picks & Betting Odds – Saturday, March 4, 2023
The No. 3 Kansas Jayhawks (25-5, 13-4 Big 12) are underdogs (+3.5) in their attempt to continue a seven-game winning streak when they visit the No. 9 Texas Longhorns (22-8, 11-6 Big 12) at 4:00 PM ET on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at Moody Center. The contest airs on ESPN. The matchup has an over/under set at 149.5 points.
Texas vs. Kansas Odds
- Texas odds to win: -174
- Kansas odds to win: +148
- Spread: Texas (-3.5)
- Total: 149.5
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
- Time: 4:00 PM ET
- TV: ESPN
- Where: Austin, Texas
- Venue: Moody Center
Who Will Win Texas vs. Kansas?
Texas and Kansas Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
When it has played as at least 3.5-point favorites this season, Texas is 9-13 against the spread.
Between them, these two teams average 5.6 more points per game (155.1) than this game’s total (149.5).
Texas and Kansas have seen their opponents average a combined 12.5 fewer points per game than the point total of 149.5 set in this game.
The average point total for Texas’ games this year is 1.5 fewer points than the over/under of 149.5 in this matchup.
The average over/under in Jayhawks games this season is 5.4 fewer points than the point total of 149.5 for this outing.
The Longhorns’ ATS record is 13-17-0 this season.
The Jayhawks’ ATS record is 14-16-0 this season.
Texas Stats & Insights
Texas outscores opponents by 10 points per game (scoring 79 per game to rank 30th in college basketball while allowing 69 per outing to rank 143rd in college basketball) and has a +299 scoring differential overall.
Texas pulls down 31.4 rebounds per game (203rd in college basketball) compared to the 30.9 of its opponents.
The Longhorns connect on 7.5 three-pointers per game (175th in college basketball), while their opponents have made 6.6 on average.
Texas scores 99.5 points per 100 possessions (45th in college basketball), while giving up 87 points per 100 possessions (67th in college basketball).
The Longhorns are putting up 85.4 points per game this season in home games, which is 16 more points than they’re averaging in away games (69.4).
Kansas Stats & Insights
Kansas puts up 76.1 points per game (76th in college basketball) while allowing 68 per contest (120th in college basketball). It has a +244 scoring differential and outscores opponents by 8.1 points per game.
Kansas averages 33.7 rebounds per game (68th in college basketball) while conceding 31.9 per contest to opponents. It outrebounds opponents by 1.8 boards per game.
Kansas makes 7.1 three-pointers per game (214th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 6.6. It shoots 34.9% from deep, and its opponents shoot 31.6%.
Kansas averages 96.2 points per 100 possessions on offense (116th in college basketball), and allows 85.9 points per 100 possessions (49th in college basketball).
The Jayhawks score 78.8 points per game at home, and 75.5 away.
Texas Key Players to Watch
Marcus Carr leads the Longhorns in points and assists per game, scoring 16.6 points and distributing 4.1 assists.
Timmy Allen is Texas’ best rebounder, grabbing an average of 5.5 boards in each contest while scoring 10.7 points per game.
Carr leads the Longhorns in three-point shooting, making an average of 2.3 shots per game from beyond the arc.
The Texas steals leader is Carr, who averages 1.6 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Dylan Disu, who compiles 1.4 rejections per contest.
Kansas Key Players to Watch
Jalen Wilson puts up 19.6 points and 8.3 rebounds per game for the Jayhawks, making him the leading scorer and rebounder on the team.
Dajuan Harris dishes out more assists than any other Kansas player with 6.2 per game. He also scores 8.7 points and pulls down 2.4 rebounds per game.
Gradey Dick averages 2.4 three-pointers per game, the most on the Jayhawks.
Kansas’ leader in steals is Kevin McCullar with 2.1 per game, and its leader in blocks is KJ Adams with 0.9 per game.
Texas vs. Kansas Prediction
- Pick ATS:
- Pick OU:
Texas 74, Kansas 72
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