Texas vs. Kansas Basketball Betting Preview & Picks
Posted by: Charlie Smith
The 2019 NCAA basketball betting season continues this Monday night with an enticing Texas vs. Kansas basketball matchup. The Longhorns enter this matchup with their horns held high seeing as how they enter on a 5 game winning streak that started with a 92-89 upset win over UNC. The Jayhawks on the other hand, look to put Texas’ win streak to an end as they extend their own 10 game winning streak. So what can we expect on the court this Monday night? Let’s check on the NCAA sportsbook betting odds to find out.
Texas vs. Kansas Basketball – Monday, January 14th
When: 9:00 pm ET
Where: Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, Kansas
Stream: Watch ESPN
NCAA Basketball Betting Odds:
The Longhorns enter tonight’s Big 12 matchup sporting a 10-6 record. With a 2-2 record so far in conference play this season, Texas currently ties for the No. 3 spot in the Big 12. Naturally an upset win over the 2nd best program in the conference would be massive for Texas. Unfortunately for the Longhorns, they really haven’t had much success against Kansas. In fact, Texas is 1-9 in their last 10 meetings versus the Jayhawks. Looking over the numbers however, it’s clear that Texas could give Kansas a run for their money this evening. This is because they match up pretty well, seeing as how Texas scores 71.1 per game while Kansas puts up 78.8. Defensively the Longhorns get the edge as they only give up 63.9 while Kansas allots 69.6.
Players to Watch: Kerwin Roach II (13.6 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 3.6 apg), Jaxson Hayes (10.1 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 0.3 apg), and Matt Coleman III (10.1 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 3.4 apg).
The Jayhawks fly into this evening’s matchup sporting a 14-2 record. With a 3-1 record in conference play, Kansas cannot afford any more Big 12 slip ups. Right now the conference is led by Texas Tech, who are 4-0 in their Big 12 play this season so Kansas is already playing catch up. However, the Jayhawks are coming off an extremely dominant 92-87 win over Michigan State. Considering they’re going up against an unranked opponent this evening, it’s safe to say that the Jayhawks will glide to an easy win at home.
Players to Watch: Dedric Lawson (19.3 ppg, 10.8 rpg, 2.2 apg), Lagerald Vick (14.8 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 2.0 apg), and Udoka Azubuike (13.4 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 0.6 apg).
Texas vs. Kansas Basketball Betting Predictions
Texas vs. Kansas Basketball Betting Picks
So which side should mobile betting fans take in this Texas vs. Kansas basketball matchup? All in all Kansas is your safest bet here. The money line is pretty tilted here so take them to cover the spread. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 72-68 Kansas.