Texas Longhorns vs Kansas Jayhawks Prediction, 2/6/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas Longhorns vs Kansas Jayhawks
Date: Monday, February 6, 2023
Location: Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, KS
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (+3)
Allen Fieldhouse is the site where the Kansas Jayhawks (18-5) will attempt to beat the Texas Longhorns (19-4) on Monday. Kansas opens this game as 3-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The betting total comes in at 147.
The Texas Longhorns faced Kansas State and earned the victory with a final of 69-66 in their last game. In regard to personal fouls, the Longhorns ended up with 21 and Kansas State accumulated 19 personal fouls. They also converted 6 out of their 19 shots from beyond the arc. Kansas State went 80.0% at the charity stripe by converting 16 of 20 tries. In addition, Kansas State pulled down 29 rebounds (7 offensive, 22 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Kansas State earned 11 dimes and had 8 steals in this matchup. Regarding defending, Texas allowed the other team to go 44.0% from the floor on 22 of 50 shooting. They also recorded 16 dimes for this contest in addition to forcing the opposition into 18 turnovers and earning 8 steals. Regarding hauling in rebounds, they earned a total of 30 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. At the free throw line, the Longhorns made 19 of their 24 attempts for a percentage of 79.2%. Texas ended the contest having earned a 45.1% field goal percentage (23 out of 51) and converted 4 out of their 16 shots from beyond the arc.
Christian Bishop is a player who came through in this matchup. He walked away from this one shooting 54.5% from the field but wasn't able to get an assist. He was on the court for 26 mins played and pulled down 6 boards. He left the arena with 14 points on 6 of 11 shooting.
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Texas will enter this game with a win-loss mark of 19-4 for the campaign. They are losing possession via turnover 12.1 times per game and as a group they are committing 18.0 fouls every game. As a unit, Texas is grabbing 35.0 rebounds per game and has tallied 381 dimes for the year, which has them ranked 28th in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Longhorns are hitting 33.1% on three-point shots (161 of 487) and 74.9% from the charity stripe. They average 79.4 pts per contest (29th in the nation) while going 48.0% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Longhorns are forcing their opponents into 16.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.1 fouls. They give up 32.7% on shots from downtown and they are 127th in the country in opponents PPG (67.6). The Longhorns defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 42.1% (541 of 1,284) and they surrender 33.8 boards per game as a squad. They are ranked 71st in D-1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 262 conceded for the season.
The last time they took the court, the Kansas Jayhawks took a loss by a score of 68-53 against Iowa State. In the matter of rebounding, Kansas permitted Iowa State to get 30 in total (7 on the offensive glass). They finished the game shooting 30.4% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 7 out of 23 and ended up shooting 5 of 9 at the free throw line (55.6%). The Jayhawks allowed Iowa State to convert 28 of their 61 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 45.9% for this contest. Overall, the Jayhawks shot 17 out of 44 from the field which gave them a percentage of 38.6%. In relation to shooting from beyond the arc, Kansas made 6 out of 23 attempts (26.1%). They were able to convert 13 of the free throw tries for a rate of 72.2%. Iowa State committed 19 fouls in the matchup which got the Jayhawks to the free throw line for 18 tries. They also coughed up the ball 20 times, while earning 5 steals in this contest. The Jayhawks were able to pull down 27 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 32 in the game.
Jalen Wilson ended up being a factor for the Jayhawks in the game. He totaled 26 points in his 39 minutes on the court and tallied 2 dimes for the matchup. He converted 7 of 16 in this contest for a field goal rate of 43.8%, and accumulated 9 rebounds.
Kansas has a mark of 18-5 this year. When it comes to executing on offense, the Jayhawks are connecting on 46.1% from the floor, which is 91st in college basketball. Kansas has 1,738 pts for the campaign (75.6 per contest) and they pull in 37.0 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 16.8 times per contest (14th in college basketball) and they cough up possession 12.6 times per game. The Jayhawks commit 17.0 fouls per game and they hit 72.4% from the free throw line.
The Jayhawks are ranked 135th in the country in points per game surrendered with 68.0. They have forced 14.4 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 40.9% from the field (50th in D-1). The Kansas defense allows 31.6% on shots from beyond the arc (156 of 493) and their opposition knocks down 72.7% of their foul shots. They relinquish 11.5 assists and 34.5 total boards per game, which is ranked 94th and 208th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kansas (-3)
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