With being just 15 days away from the 2016 March Madness, the 2015-16 NCAA Basketball Season winds down and tonight we have an interesting match-up between two Big 12 rivals with the 25-4 No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks (1st in Big 12) playing at the 19-10 No. 25 Texas Longhorns (5th in Big 12) with the game being played at the Frank Erwin Special Events Center in Austin, Texas with the tip-off scheduled for 8 PM ET and seen on ESPN TV.
If you Bet on College basketball the Vegas odds for this event have the Jayhawks of Texas the favorites at -3 with the Over/under at 141 ½ and -155 on the Money Line, while the Texas Longhorns are listed as the underdogs at +3 and +135 on the Money Line. Yes and the Kansas Jayhawks are seeking another Big 13 Conference Title which would be their 8th in the ultimate 12 seasons. But to get their they need to first get past conference rivals the Texas Longhorns who have the advantage that this game is on their home court, and also they recently beat the No. 3 Sooners of Oklahoma 75-62 also on this same home court of the Longhorns. The Longhorns would love to put a dent in the Jayhawks future plans.
If you’re a fan of the 25-4 No. 3 Kansas Jayhawks your team needs only 1 more win to declare the Big 12 Conference Title, and they have 2 chances to do that, with Texas tonight or with Iowa State on next Saturday night. The Jayhawks come into this game winning 9 of their ultimate 10 games when playing the Longhorns. The Jayhawks most recent game against the Longhorns was back on the 23rd of Jan. 2016 when they beat Texas 76-67. Their leading man was P. Ellis who is averaging some 16.3 points each game, and in that January game with the Longhorns when he scored some 26 points in that game, while teammate W. Selden Jr. scored 20 points in that same game.
That duo of Ellis and Selden recently have seemed to struggle, as in their Sunday game against Texas Tech he only completed 4 of his 13 attempts scoring 8 points, and in their ultimate 2 games Selden was held to only 9 points each game. It seem that that does not bother Kansas too much since they can draw from a very talented bench, like S. Mykhailiuk who came off the bench and led the team in scoring 17 points in this past Saturday’s victory. Thus, if their leading players go cold they can draw talent from their bench. In the Jayhawks ultimate 4 games on the road they are 4 and 0 straight up.
If you’re a avid fan of the 19-10 No. 25 Texas Longhorns, the team has a lot of reasons to be seeking a victory tonight overlooking the fact that they presently rank at 5th in the league, but they can become the 1st team in the Big 12 since Kansas in the 2008 season, who were able to beat 2 top 3 ranked opponents in consecutive games, and since the beat the No. 3 Sooners this past Saturday they now have a chance to upset the Jayhawks tonight.
The Longhorns have the very reliable I. Taylor leading the team who this season has averaged some 15.6 points each game to date, and against the Jayhawks he has performed especially good, as in their last 2 games with Kansas he averaged scoring 23 points in those games. The actually won 1 and lost 1 of the 2 games with their Kansas rival. Taylor a junior guard in their ultimate 2 games scored 37 points in those 2 games and on this past Saturday he lead the Jayhawks scoring with 18 points.
However, their Taylor is not their only answer on offense as they also have talent in J. Felix and C. Lambert, as Felix in their ultimate 2 games scored 27 points completing 11 of his 20 attempts, while Lambert in their game against the Sooners had 9 rebounds and scored 15 points. He was great from outside the Arch completing 4 of his 7 3-point attempts, and against the Jayhawks last January he completed 5 of 7-3 point attempts. In their ultimate 8 games at home the Longhorns are with 6 wins and 2 losses against the spread this season.
The prediction from SBG’s online sportsbook for this Big 12 rivalry game between the Jayhawks and the Longhorns will see Kansas stay with their business and will win this road game in a tough battle with Texas.