NCAA Basketball Picks: Texas Keeps Rolling At Home Against Kansas

Charles Stark

Monday, February 29, 2016 12:56 PM GMT

Monday, Feb. 29, 2016 12:56 PM GMT

Once again Kansas grabbed at least a share of the Big 12 title, and today they play Texas. Will Kansas continue its run, or will Texas and their defense find a way? Check our NCAAB pick here.

NCAA basketball odds experts have come out making Kansas a -1.5 road favorite like at 5 Dimes -110. The line dropped as of writing this article so you might want to pay attention to how it moves the next 24 hours. For one of my NCAA basketball picks tonight I think the value is with the Longhorns at home plus the small number to have a realistic chance of pulling off the upset.

 

Kansas Jayhawks
The Jayhawks are averaging 80.1 points per game and rank fifth in the country shooting 41.8% from beyond the arc. Those numbers drop however on the road to just 72 points per game and 38% from distance. That will really be the key point tonight is the fact that Kansas plays a little less stellar away from Allen Field House. Overall they are on a solid nine game winning streak and look like one of the front runners towards the national title, last time out against Texas they won at home 76-67. The Longhorns played them very tough in that matchup and limited the Jayhawks to just 40% from the field while shooting 48% themselves. A difference of 22-13 fouls in favor of Kansas was the real difference and I don’t anticipate that type of disparity tonight.

 

Texas Longhorns
Texas is averaging 72.6 points per game and defensively are one of the best teams in Big 12, and protect the basketball ranking 20th in the country in turnovers per game. Shaka Smart has done an amazing job with this team and they are coming off a huge victory against Oklahoma where they put the clamps down on one of the best offensive teams in the country the second half. This situation is interesting because both teams are coming off an emotional high with Kansas grabbing another Big 12 title (at least a share), and Texas with the big rivalry win. I will lean with the Longhorns though as they should continue the momentum and are a tough defensive and well coached team.

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NCAA Basketball Pick: Texas +2
Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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