Point spread favors Longhorns in battle with Jayhawks
Texas Longhorns vs Kansas Jayhawks Odds
The Texas Longhorns, looking to stay alive in the Big 12 race, hit the Big 12 trail for a game with the Kansas Jayhawks Saturday in Lawrence (noon ET).
The 'Horns, 2-2 in conference play after beating Baylor 56-20, were early 21-point favorites over KU, which is struggling in its first season under Coach Weis.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Jayhawks rated this week at No. 30 and the Longhorns sitting at No. 44. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 41-18 result in favor of the Longhorns this week.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Kansas's No. 117-ranked offense (17.3 PPG) against a Longhorns defense that ranks No. 105 at 35 PPG. The Jayhawks passing attack has averaged 187.7 yards per game, less than the Longhorns give up through the air (256.4 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Longhorns feature the league's No. 114-rated road run defense, allowing 262.7 yards per game. Kansas, meanwhile, ranks No. 54 in rushing offense at home.
Texas won its last outing, a 56-50 result against Baylor on October 20. Texas failed to cover in that game as a 9.5-point favorite, while the 106 combined points took the game OVER the total. Joe Bergeron ran through the Baylor defense for 117 yards in Texas's last game, handing the Bears a 56-50 setback on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
Kansas lost its last outing, a 52-7 result against Oklahoma on October 20. Kansas failed to cover in that game as a 34.5-point underdog, while the 59 combined points took the game OVER the total. Last time we saw the Jayhawks, they had no answer for WinningRB as the Sooners rolled to a 52-7 victory at Memorial Stadium.
Texas Longhorns Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 5-5
Kansas Jayhawks Trends:
When playing in October are 0-10
When playing on turf are 1-9
After being outgained are 0-10
When playing within the conference are 0-10
A few Longhorns at Jayhawks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas's last 5 games
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games on the road
Texas is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas's last 6 games
Kansas is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games at home
Kansas is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Texas
Kansas is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Texas at Texas Tech, Saturday, November 3
Kansas at Baylor, Saturday, November 3