Texas vs. Kansas - 2/29/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas Jayhawks (25-4) at Texas Longhorns (19-10)
College Basketball: Monday, February 29, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Frank Erwin Center)
The Line: Texas Longhorns +2 -- Over/Under: 141.5 See the Latest Odds
The Texas Longhorns and the Kansas Jayhawks face off on Monday in Big 12 college basketball action.
The Texas Longhorns are 19-10 this season and they have won three of their last four games. Texas is averaging 72.6 points per game and they are shooting 43.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.8 points and their opponents are shooting 41.2 percent. Isaiah Taylor leads the Longhorns averaging 15.5 points and 5.0 assists per game. Javan Felix is averaging 11.1 points, Eric Davis Jr. is averaging 7.9 points, and Kerwin Roach Jr. Is averaging 7.1 points. Texas is 14-2 at home and 10-6 in the Big 12.
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The Kansas Jayhawks are 25-4 this season and they have won their last nine games. Kansas is averaging 80.1 points per game and they are shooting 48.2 percent rom the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.8 points and their opponents are shooting 40 percent. Perry Ellis leads Jayhawks averaging 16.1 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. Frank Mason III is averaging 13.6 points, Wayne Selden Jr. is averaging 13.4 points, and Devonte Graham is averaging 10.9 points. Kansas is 6-3 on the road and 13-3 in the Big 12.
Texas is 5-1 against the spread in their last six home games, 7-1 against the spread following a win, and 9-2 against the spread against the Big 12. Kansas is 4-0 against the spread in their last four road games, 8-1 against the spread in their last nine games, and 1-4 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread. The underdog has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two teams.
With the total set at 141.5 the over looks like to be a solid play and is my free pick here.