Big 12 Champ Kansas Ready to Rope the Longhorns

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Swinging Johnson

Monday, February 26, 2018 1:55 PM UTC

Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 1:55 PM UTC

The Longhorns travel to Kansas to take on the No. 8 Jayhawks in Big 12 action on Monday night. Let's break this one down and check out the college basketball odds as we look to cash a winner.

Texas (17-12 SU, 12-13 ATS) at Kansas (23-6 SU, 15-12 ATS)Free College Basketball Pick: Kansas -10Best Line Offered: WagerWeb

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  • Kansas is 4-0 ATS in their last four Monday games.
  • Kansas is 6-2 ATS in their last eight home games vs. a team with a road winning percentage of less than .400.
  • Kansas is 3-1-1 ATS in their last five games as a home favorite.
  • Texas is 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games following a straight up win.
  • Texas is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
  • Texas is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.

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The Jayhawks have dominated the Horns on the hardcourt over the past decade. Kansas is a staggering 12-1 straight up over the last 13 meetings but the NCAA basketball odds have accounted for this mismatch and because of that the Longhorns are 8-5 against the spread over that time. However, Kansas has won and covered the number in three of the teams' last four contests, with the latest being a 92-86 win earlier this season as four-point road chalk.

The biggest obstacle the Jayhawks had to contend with in that first meeting may not even be playing in this one. Texas freshman and 6'11" center Mohamed Bamba, currently averaging a double-double and leading the Big 12 in rebounds and blocked shots, missed the second half of the Horns' 65-64 win over Oklahoma State on Saturday after injuring his toe and was held to just two points and four boards. His status for tonight's game is questionable, but even if he does go it's fair to assume he won't be 100 percent.

Let's also not forget that junior guard Eric Davis Jr. and his 26.2 minute-per-game average for the Longhorns will not be playing due to a suspension. Davis had 12 points in the team's loss to Kansas earlier this season and was the replacement for original starter Andrew Jones, who had to take a leave as he is battling leukemia. All of this plus the questionable status of Bamba coupled with the fact that Kansas could secure their 14th consecutive Big 12 championship all to itself gives us plenty of reason to back Kansas in our NCAA basketball picks. Let's not overthink it, let's just bet it. Hawks roll by double digits.

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