Kansas vs. Texas - 2/28/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Longhorns (17-11) at Kansas Jayhawks (22-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 5:00 pm (Allen Fieldhouse)
The Line: Kansas Jayhawks -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Texas Longhorns and Kansas Jayhawks meet Saturday at the Allen Fieldhouse.
The Texas Longhorns need a win here after splitting their last six games. On the season, Texas is averaging 68.7 points on 44.1 percent shooting and is allowing 60.5 points on 36.6 percent shooting. Isaiah Taylor is averaging 13.4 points and 4.4 assists while Myles Turner is averaging 11.2 points and 6.5 rebounds. Jonathan Holmes is the third double-digit scorer and Cameron Ridley is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Texas Longhorns have four players averaging at least 9.5 points, and they’re shooting 72.4 percent from the line and 34.3 percent from deep. Defensively, Texas is allowing 34.3 percent shooting from downtown and has given up 71 or more points in three straight games.
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The Kansas Jayhawks also look for a win after splitting their last six games. On the season, Kansas is averaging 71.8 points on 44.7 percent shooting and is allowing 64.6 points on 39.8 percent shooting. Perry Ellis is averaging 14 points and seven rebounds while Frank Mason III is averaging 12.1 points and 4.3 assists. Wayne Selden Jr. is dishing three assists and Kelly Oubre Jr. is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Kansas Jayhawks have four players averaging at least 8.6 points, and they’re shooting 70.9 percent from the line and 40.2 percent from deep. Defensively, Kansas is allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 64 or less points in three of its last five games.
The Longhorns are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The Jayhawks are 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 home games and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss. The underdog is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
While both of these teams have been hard to read pretty much all year, Kansas has been solid ATS when playing at home. Look for the Jayhawks to win by double digits.