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Texas vs. Kansas - 1/29/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Kansas at Texas
Date & Time Tuesday January 29, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Frank Erwin Special Events Center
Austin, TX
The Line
Kansas Jayhawks -2 -- Over/Under: 141
TV Channel
ESPN3, ESPN
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Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas Jayhawks and the Texas Longhorns meet in Big 12 conference college basketball action from the Frank Erwin Special Event Center on Tuesday night.

The Kansas Jayhawks will look to find some consistency after alternating wins and losses in each of their last 4 games following a 71-63 loss to Kentucky in their last outing as part of the SEC/Big 12 challenge. Dedric Lawson led the Jayhawks with 20 points on 7 of 18 shooting with a pair of threes and a game-high 15 rebounds while Quentin Grimes added 13 points on 5 of 9 shooting with 3 threes and Lagerald Vick added 10 points with a pair of treys and 6 rebounds to finish off the trio of double-digit scorers for Kansas in the win. Devon Dotson added 9 points in addition to a team-high 4 assists as well in the victory. Lawson leads Kansas by averaging a double-double per game with team-highs of 19.5 points and 11.1 rebounds per game while Dotson leads Kansas in assists with 3.4 helpers per game this season. As a team, Kansas is averaging 77.4 points per game on 47.5% shooting from the field, 35.8% from behind the 3-point line and 67.4% from the foul line this season.

The Texas Longhorns are in dire need of a win after losing back-to-back games and 5 of their last 6 following a 98-88 loss to Georgia in their SEC/Big 12 challenge matchup last time out. Courtney Ramey led the Horns with 19 points on 7 of 15 shooting with 5 threes to match his team-high 5 assists. Kerwin Roach II came 2nd with 16 points on 6 of 12 shooting with a pair of threes, 4 assists and 4 steals while Dylan Osetkowski added 15 points with a team-high 7 rebounds and a whopping 7 steals. Jaxson Hayes added 14 points with a pair of blocks while Jase Febres added 11 points with 3 threes and 3 steals to round out the group of double-digit scorers for Texas in the losing effort. Roach II leads Texas with an average of 14.3 points and 3.5 assists per game while Osetkowski leads the Longhorns on the glass with 8.2 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Texas is averaging 72 points per game on 43.3% shooting from the field, 33.1% from behind the 3-point line and 68.7% from the foul line this season.

Kansas is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall while the over is 3-0-1 in their last 4 games against a team with a winning record. Texas is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games following a loss. Kansas is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings between these two teams at Texas and the road team is 9-0 ATS in the last 9 meetings between these two teams.

Kansas’ issues on the road this season have been well-documented, as the Jayhawks are 1-4 ATS and SU away from Allen Fieldhouse this season, with losses to Arizona State, Iowa State, Kentucky and a frustrating loss to West Virginia, and a tough, defensive style like the one that Texas plays may not be the best to play against when you’re trying to kick poor road habits. However, it’s not like Texas has been overly dominant at home and the road team has had all of the success between these two teams for quite some time now. The Jayhawks have also had a lot of success in Texas’ backyard, so with the line so low, I think laying the bucket with Kansas is a solid bet considering the talent advantage that the Jayhawks possess over the Longhorns.

Pick:
Kansas -2

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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