The No. 3 Kansas Jayhawks (18-3, 7-1 Big 12) put their six-game winning streak on the line when they take on the Texas Longhorns (14-7, 4-4 Big 12) at Allen Fieldhouse. The game can be seen on ESPN at 9 p.m. ET on Monday, February 3, 2020.
Texas Longhorns at Kansas Jayhawks Betting Prediction
The Longhorns come in on a high note after beating the Iowa State Cyclones in their last contest, 72-68. Texas’ 0.594 effective field goal percentage was their biggest advantage over Iowa State, who had a rate of 0.500. The Longhorns’ mark was above their season average of 0.514. Texas received a boost from Jericho Sims, who put up 14 points and nine rebounds.
In the Jayhawks’ last game, they edged the Texas Tech Red Raiders, 78-75. Kansas’ 0.552 effective field goal percentage was their biggest advantage over Texas Tech, who had a mark of 0.500. The Jayhawks’ mark was above their season average of 0.549. Devon Dotson was Kansas’ leading scorer with 21 points on 9-for-16 shooting from the field.
Kansas should have an edge on the offensive glass in this battle. The Jayhawks are among the country’s elite on the offensive glass, ranking 70th in offensive rebounding percentage at 32.0 percent. Meanwhile, Texas ranks 339th in the country at corralling defensive rebounds with a defensive rebounding percentage of 66.3 percent. Furthermore, the Longhorns rank 354th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.134), while the Jayhawks rank 18th in opponents’ FTA rate (0.158).
This is the second game of the season between these two teams. In the first, Dotson scored a game-high 21 points and the Jayhawks topped the Longhorns 66-57. He also put up six rebounds. The Jayhawks had a much better free throw rate (0.264 vs. 0.088) and had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (40.0 vs. 23.7).
Texas Longhorns at Kansas Jayhawks Pick
Free Prediction: ATS Winner – Kansas, O/U – Over
Kansas ranks 48th in steals per game (7.9) while Texas ranks 191st (5.5).
The Longhorns have been outscored by an average of 8.8 points in their last five games. On the season, Texas has defeated opponents by an average of 2.6 points.
During their last five games, the Jayhawks have scored an average of 72.8 points per game (3.2 below their season average) and allowed an average of 62.0 points per game (0.9 above their season average).