The Texas Longhorns might have to win this game to keep their hopes alive for an at-large berth in the NCAA tournament. The Kansas Jayhawks have virtually secured a ticket to March Madness with another impressive regular season, but that doesn’t mean they’re not going to take this game seriously. Check out our preview of this Texas vs Kansas matchup in the 2022-23 NCAA basketball season. There are more college basketball previews to read here at TopBet, so feel free to look around and make bets once you’re ready.
Betting Preview for the Texas Longhorns vs Kansas Jayhawks NCAA College Basketball Game on March 11 2023
Where: Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
When: Saturday, March 11, 2023, 6:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: CBS
Betting on the Texas Longhorns (+1.5)
Record: 25-8 Overall/12-6 Conference
Texas blasted the TCU Horned Frogs in the semifinal of the Big 12 tournament, 66-60, to move into the finals, where the Longhorns will meet the Jayhawks again. The Longhorns have momentum in this matchup because they won the last time they shared the court with Kansas. In their regular-season finale, the Longhorns embarrassed Kansas in Austin during a 75-59 win. Texas is having success of late with its stellar defense that has allowed just 55.3 points in the last three games. Kansas shot just 36.2 FG% and 42.2 eFG% in that loss to the Longhorns, who are 4-0 against the spread in their last four outings.
Betting on the Kansas Jayhawks (-1.5)
Record: 27-6 Overall/13-5 Conference
The Jayhawks made sure they will have a spot in the Big 12 championship game when they decimated the Iowa State Cyclones in a 71-58 victory Friday. Kansas dominated the Cyclones on both ends of the floor, shooting 52.3 percent from the field while holding Iowa State to just 40 percent shooting. Kansas’ aggressiveness was too much for Iowa State’s defense, resulting in a 19/26 shooting from the free-throw line, while Iowa State only went 9/13 from the charity stripe. Free throws will be crucial for Kansas in this upcoming meeting with the Longhorns. When the Jayhawks beat Texas at home back in February, 88-80, they shot 22/28 on the foul line, while the Longhorns were just 14/18.
Kansas is 7-3 against the spread in its last 10 games overall.
Texas wins, 72-70.
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