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College baskeball point spread favors Jayhawks in battle with Longhorns

Kansas JayhawksTexas Longhorns
Jan 19, 2:00 PM | Frank Erwin Center

Kansas Jayhawks vs Texas Longhorns Odds

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College hoops betting interest focuses on the Texas vs Kansas battle Saturday at Frank Erwin Center as the Longhorns look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Jayhawks will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 7-8 ATS against the number this season, while the Longhorns are 6-8 ATS. Kansas is 7-5-1 on the totals; Texas is 5-9.

View Kansas vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Jayhawks were listed as 7.5-point favorites earlier in the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 63-rated Longhorns and the No. 6-ranked Jayhawks, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 83-68 result in favor of the Jayhawks.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Texas has the nation's No. 259-rated offensive output, at 64.1 PPG. The visiting Jayhawks defense ranks No. 39 allowing on average 59.3 PPG. The Longhorns FG% has averaged 40.1% so far, less than the Jayhawks marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.9% per game.

Defensively, Kansas features the nation's No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 56 points per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 278 nationally in scoring at home.

Kansas was a 61-44 winner in its last match at home against Baylor. They covered the 10.5-point spread as favorites. The Jayhawks grabbed a 61-44 win over the Bears on Monday, behind a 17-point effort from Ben McLemore at Allen Fieldhouse.

Last time out for Texas, they were an 82-62 loser as they battled Iowa State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 7-point underdog. Texas was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Iowa State and falling by an 82-62 score at Hilton Coliseum.

Kansas Jayhawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Kansas State are 7-3
After playing Baylor are 7-3
After a win are 10-0

Texas Longhorns Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Oklahoma are 8-2
After playing Iowa State are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Jayhawks at Longhorns trends to consider:
Kansas is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Kansas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Kansas's last 17 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas's last 7 games when playing on the road against Texas
Texas is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games when playing Kansas
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 7 games when playing at home against Kansas
Texas is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Kansas at Kansas State, Tuesday, January 22
Texas at Oklahoma, Monday, January 21