Texas vs. Kansas Picks & Best Bets — Big 12 Tournament 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on March 12, 2021 - Last Updated on March 17, 2021

The Big 12 conference tournament continues Friday as the No. 3 seed Texas Longhorns (18-7) face off against the No. 2 seed Kansas Jayhawks (20-8) at Sprint Center, tipping off at 9:30 PM ET on ESPN2. Texas is a 1-point favorite to move one step closer to an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 12, 2021, 1:10 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Examining the Over/Under

  • The Longhorns have an average implied point total of 73.4 this season, which is 4.4 points higher than their implied total in Friday’s game (69).
  • This season, Texas has outscored its implied point total for this matchup (69) 20 times.
  • The average implied point total on the season for the Jayhawks (74.7) is 7.7 more points than the team’s implied total in this matchup (67).
  • Kansas has totaled more than 67 points 19 times this season.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

Texas and Kansas Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 1+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Longhorns 11-14 6-10 15-10
Jayhawks 15-11-1 11-8 12-14-1

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Betting Tips – Shooting Stats

  • The Longhorns are shooting 45.5% from the field this season, 4.9 percentage points higher than the 40.6% the Jayhawks allow to opponents.
  • Texas has gone 15-4 overall and 10-9 against the spread when it shoots higher than 40.6% from the field.
  • Kansas has gone 14-5 against the spread and 18-2 overall in games it allows its opponents to shoot higher than 45.5% from the field.
  • The Jayhawks’ 44.1% shooting percentage from the field this season is 3.2 percentage points higher than the Longhorns have given up to their opponents (40.9%).
  • Kansas is 10-7-1 against the spread and 14-5 overall when shooting better than 40.9% from the field.
  • When Texas’ opponents hit better than 44.1% from the field, it is 10-8 against the spread and 13-5 overall.
  • The Longhorns shoot 35.8% from beyond the arc, 3.4% higher than the 32.4% the Jayhawks allow to opponents.
  • Texas has an 8-7 record against the spread and an 11-4 record overall when the team connects on more than 32.4% of its attempts from three-point range.
  • Kansas is 12-5 against the spread while putting up a 16-2 straight-up record when its opponents shoot over 35.8% from three-point range.
  • The Jayhawks three-point shooting percentage this season (34.5%) is 2.1 percentage points higher than opponents of the Longhorns are averaging (32.4%).
  • Kansas has a 9-5-1 ATS record and is 11-5 straight-up in games when the team hits better than 32.4% of its three-point attempts.
  • Texas has an 8-7 ATS record and a 12-3 straight-up record in games this season it has shot better than 34.5% from downtown.
  • The Longhorns make 9.6 three-pointers per game this season, 2.1 more made shots on average than the 7.5 per game the Jayhawks allow.
  • The Longhorns are 10-11 against the spread and 16-5 overall when they make more threes than their opponents, while the Jayhawks are 4-8 ATS and 7-5 straight up in games when they are out-shot from the three-point line.

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