The No. 9 Texas Longhorns (19-4, 8-2 Big 12) go up against the No. 8 Kansas Jayhawks (18-5, 6-4) Monday at Allen Fieldhouse. Tip-off is scheduled for 9 p.m. ET (ESPN). Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Texas vs. Kansas odds, and make our expert college basketball picks, predictions and bets.
The Longhorns secured a 69-66 victory over No. 6 Kansas State on Saturday to cover as 2-point favorites on the road. Texas is on a 2-game winning streak and has won 7 of its last 10 contests. The Jayhawks lost 68-53 to No. 13 Iowa State on Saturday and were unable to cover as 1-point underdogs on the road. Kansas has still won 6 of its last 10 games despite its most recent loss.
Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 10:51 a.m. ET.
Moneyline (ML): Texas +150 (bet $100 to win $150) | Kansas -200 (bet $200 to win $100)
Against the spread (ATS): Texas +4.5 (-115) | Kansas -4.5 (-105)
Over/Under (O/U): 147.5 (O: -105 | U: -115)
Texas at Kansas picks and predictions
Kansas 75, Texas 70
There’s no reason to wager on the money line in this game unless you’re confident that Texas comes away with an impressive road win.
Against the spread
KANSAS -4.5 (-105) is the lean here as the Jayhawks look to bounce back at home following a disappointing loss on Saturday. After shooting 38.6% from the field and dishing out only 12 assists in the loss to Iowa State, expect Kansas to be much better on Monday.
Even though these teams are capable of scoring points in bunches, UNDER 147.5 (-115) is lean. The Jayhawks are 3-6 to the Under in their 9 games against ranked opponents this season.
Texas and Kansas have also gone Under this total in 6 of the last 8 meetings.