Kansas vs Texas Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 3/11/23
Texas Longhorns (25-8) vs. Kansas Jayhawks (27-6)
March 11, 2023 6:00 pm EDT
The Line: Kansas Jayhawks -1.5 / Texas Longhorns +1.5 ; Over/Under:
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The Texas Longhorns and he Kansas Jayhawks meet Saturday in Big 12 Tournament college basketball action from Sprint Center. Texas is sitting at 25-8 overall this year. The Longhorns beat TCU on Friday in their tournament matchup. As for Kansas, they’re sitting at 27-6 overall after a tournament win over Iowa State on Friday. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
The Longhorns managed a 19-5 record over their first 24 games of the year. Texas hit a 4-3 run in the final seven, beating West Virginia, Oklahoma, Iowa State and Kansas in that time. The Longhorns took out Oklahoma State 61-47 in the first game of the tournament.
On Friday in the tournament matchup versus TCU, the Longhorns were up 34-26 in the locker room. Texas scored another 32 points from there in a 66-60 victory. Both Dylan Disu and Christian Bishop scored 15 points each to lead the team.
Over on the Kansas side, they got through their first 24 games this year at 19-5 overall. The Jayhawks beat Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Baylor, TCU, West Virginia and Texas Tech before a loss to Texas. Thursday was a tournament victory over West Virginia 78-61.
On Friday in the tournament matchup against Iowa State, Kansas held a 33-25 edge going into the second half. The Jayhawks posted a 38-33 advantage from there in a 71-58 victory. Jalen Wilson doubled up in the win with 25 points and 10 rebounds.
ANDREW’S FREE PICK
I’ll probably stick with Kansas. It’s been a good run for the Jayhawks lately, outside of the road loss to Texas 75-59 last weekend. Kansas has scored 67 or more points in each of their last four victories, and if they can finish in the 70s here I think they’ll be in good shape. These teams have met twice before this year, with the home team winning each time. Kansas took a victory 88-80 on February 6, then Texas struck back on a 75-59 win on March 4 at Moody Center. Texas has held opponents to 60 or fewer points in three straight outings so Kansas will have to get to work quickly here. I like the Jayhawks to pull it off during a competitive and entertaining matchup.