The Kansas Jayhawks certainly have not forgotten about their bad loss at the hands of the Texas Longhorns at home way back in January. This Tuesday, the Jayhawks will finally get their chance to avenge that defeat when they take on the Longhorns in Austin. Check out our preview of this game below.
Betting Preview for the Kansas Jayhawks vs Texas Longhorns NCAA College Basketball Game on February 23 2021
Where: Frank Erwin Center, Austin, TX
When: Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 9:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on the Kansas Jayhawks (odds)
Record: 17-7 Overall / 11-5 Conference
Kansas is on a groove, as the Jayhawks have extended their win streak to five games after beating the Texas Tech Red Raiders at home last Saturday, 67-61. That’s a huge statement win for Kansas, as the other four wins in their current unbeaten run were against sub-35 NET teams. All five starters for Kansas had at least 19 points, though only one player scored off the bench for the Jayhawks in the win over Texas Tech. David McCormack led the team with 17 points and eight rebounds against the Red Raiders, and he will be counted upon again by Kansas in the rematch with Texas. McCormack has every reason to play well this Tuesday. For one, he went just 0 of 4 from the field and finished with eight points (8-8 FTs) in Kansas’ embarrassing 84-59 loss to Texas in Lawrence back on Jan. 2. Kansas is averaging 73.7 points on 44.0 percent shooting from the field this season.
Kansas is 5-0 against the spread in its last five games overall.
Betting on the Texas Longhorns (odds)
Record: 13-6 Overall / 7-5 Conference
Texas just got shocked by the West Virginia Mountaineers last Saturday in an 84-82 loss at home. Texas hit 14 3-pointers on 26 attempts but gave the Mountaineers plenty of opportunities at the foul line, where West Virginia went 26 of 37. Texas, on the other hand, was just 4 of 10 from the free-throw line. That’s just the nature of West Virginia, though, and the Longhorns are unlikely to see Kansas get to the line that many times. Kansas is just 189th in the nation with 17.8 free-throw attempts per game, while West Virginia is 12th overall (23.8). If the Longhorns want something to make themselves feel better, they can just look back at their win over Kansas last month. In that game, Courtney Ramey had 18 points, while Kai Jones had 12 points and five rebounds. Texas dominated the glass versus Kansas, with 43 rebounds to just 33 by the Jayhawks. Texas also held Kansas to only 30.8 percent shooting.
Texas is 7-1 against the spread in its last eight games at home.
Texas wins, 70-68.
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