Texas vs. Kansas - 12/29/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas Jayhawks (10-2) at Texas Longhorns (9-3)
College Basketball: Friday, December 29, 2017 at 9:00 pm (Frank Erwin Center)
The Line: Texas Longhorns +2 -- Over/Under: 133 See the Latest Odds
The Kansas Jayhawks and Texas Longhorns meet Friday in college basketball action at the Frank Erwin Center.
The Kansas Jayhawks look for another victory to build on their 10-2 record. The Kansas Jayhawks are averaging 87.5 points on 52.3 percent shooting and allowing 65.7 points on 38.6 percent shooting. Lagerald Vick is averaging 17.1 points and 6.6 rebounds while Devonte' Graham is averaging 16.8 points and 7.6 assists. Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk is the third double-digit scorer and Udoka Azubuike is grabbing eight rebounds. The Kansas Jayhawks are shooting 41.5 percent from beyond the arc and 72.5 percent from the free throw line. The Kansas Jayhawks are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.9 rebounds per game. The Kansas Jayhawks have won eight straight road games.
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The Texas Longhorns look for another victory after winning five of their last six games. The Texas Longhorns are averaging 72.2 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 60.4 points on 37.4 percent shooting. Andrew Jones is averaging 15.3 points and 2.4 assists while Dylan Osetkowski is averaging 14.6 points and 7.8 rebounds. Kerwin Roach II is the third double-digit scorer and Mohamed Bamba is grabbing 9.8 rebounds. The Texas Longhorns are shooting 27.8 percent from beyond the arc and 62.4 percent from the free throw line. The Texas Longhorns are allowing 28.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.8 rebounds per game. The Texas Longhorns have won six of their last seven home games.
The Jayhawks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Friday games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win. The Longhorns are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games, 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. Big 12 and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The road team is 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the under is 4-0-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Kansas Jayhawks have been shaky as of late and are now heading to play a Texas squad that has proven it can hang with the big boys and is really solid defensively. This is a game the Jayhawks could struggle with, especially on the offensive side of the court. The Longhorns are going to have a jacked up home crowd. The enrgy is going to be nuts. I'll take the free bucket with the home team.