Texas Longhorns vs. Kansas Jayhawks, Big 12 tournament opening. Start the championship in the Big 12, the third best team in the conference against the sixth best. The Jayhawks have a better record than the Longhorns by much. The season has been positive for the Jayhawks, especially in the conference with a positive record and with less than 10 overall losses. The Longhorns have not had the luck to keep the positive record in the conference, and the overall record is hardly positive for a victory.
Kansas Jayhawks: We want to win.
The Jayhawks want to win the conference, but first they must play against the Longhorns and show that they have the offense and defense to play against Kansas State and Texas Tech. The conference record for the Jayhawks is twelve wins and only six losses, 3-1 in the last four games against conference opponents. Against Texas they lost on the road in February 63-73. The overall record is 23-8.
In season the Jayhawks are scoring an average of 75.6 points per game, 27.27 FG points, 69.7% free throw shots, 7.53 three pointers, 13.40 assists. The defense has played hard allowing only 70.1 points per game, 25.00 FG points, 8.77 three pointers and 13.40 assists.
The ATS record is 13-17-1, with multiple defeats in the last six games against 2-3-1 conference rivals. The last victory in the spread was against Kansas State where the Jayhawks were favorites to complete -4.0 in the spread. In the last game the Jayhawks won but could not complete against Baylor at home -8.0 points in the spread.
Texas Longhorns: Hard until the end.
The Longhorns have had bad luck this season, the record in the conference is negative with eight wins and ten losses. 1-4 in the last five games against conference opponents, a total failure. The last defeat in the conference was against Texas Christian 56-69 at home, a relatively easy team. The overall record is 16-15. Against the Jayhawks just four wins in 24 games, the last game was this year and the Longhorns won 63-73 at home. Texas did not win since 2010.
The Longhorns are scoring an average of 71.2 points per game this season, 25.30 FG points, 71.0% free throw shots, 8.67 three pointers, 12.93 assists. The defense allows only 67.2 points per game, 23.90 FG points and 7.50 three pointers.
The ATS record 15-16-0, but in the last eleven games against conference opponents the record is 8-3-0. The Longhorns have been highly defensive in the last games before the start of the championship. The last victory in the spread was against Iowa State to complete -1.0 in the spread.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Texas Longhorns vs. Kansas Jayhawks 03/14/2019 is: take the Kansas Jayhawks -2.5 (Point Spread).
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