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Kansas JayhawksTexas Longhorns
Jan 21, 4:00 PM | Frank Erwin Center

Kansas Jayhawks vs Texas Longhorns Odds

15-3TEAM RECORD12-6

The Kansas Jayhawks will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Longhorns in Texas at Frank Erwin Center on Saturday in college basketball action.

The Longhorns sit at 12-6 (4-9 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Jayhawks are currently 15-3 (10-7 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Texas is 6-7 OU, and Kansas is 6-11 OU.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Longhorns installed as 3-point underdogs in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 28-ranked Longhorns and the No. 4-rated Jayhawks in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 86-80 win for the Jayhawks on Saturday.

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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. 41-rated offensive output, at 75.8 PPG. The visiting Jayhawks defense ranks No. 31 allowing on average 60.1 PPG. The Longhorns FG% has averaged 45.1% so far, less than the Jayhawks marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.5% per game.

Defensively, Kansas features the nation's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 59.4 points per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 97 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Kansas was a 92-74 winner at home against Baylor. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites. Kansas got 28 points from Tyshawn Taylor en route to a 92-74 victory over Baylor on Monday at Allen Fieldhouse.

Texas lost its last outing, an 84-80 result against Kansas State on January 18. They covered in that game as a 5.5-point underdog. Texas suffered an 84-80 loss against Kansas State on Wednesday, getting 22 points from J'Covan Brown in a losing effort at Bramlage Coliseum.

Kansas Jayhawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Texas A&M are 10-0
After playing Baylor are 7-3
After a win are 9-1

Texas Longhorns Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Iowa State are 5-5
After playing Kansas State are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Jayhawks at Longhorns trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas's last 5 games on the road
Kansas is 20-4 SU in its last 24 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas's last 6 games when playing on the road against Texas
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Texas is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas's last 9 games when playing Kansas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games when playing at home against Kansas

Next up:
Kansas home to Texas A&M, Monday, January 23
Texas home to Iowa State, Tuesday, January 24

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