Kansas vs Texas Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 11 Big 12 Championship (Kansas Rolls to Another Big 12 Title)

Kansas vs Texas Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 11 Big 12 Championship (Kansas Rolls to Another Big 12 Title)


Kansas vs Texas Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Big 12 Tournament Championship
  • No. 3 Kansas (27-6, 13-5 Big 12) vs. No. 7 Texas (25-8, 12-6 Big 12)
  • Date: Saturday, March 11, 2023
  • Time: 6:00 PM ET
  • Venue: T-Mobile Center -- Kansas City, Missouri
  • Coverage: ESPN

The two best and biggest programs in the Big 12 are facing off in the conference tournament finals on Saturday. Both the Texas Longhorns and Kansas Jayhawks are coming off solid wins in the semifinals on Friday and while both will earn a big to the NCAA Tournament regardless, a big 12 Tournament win would be huge for each team in terms of solidifying their seeding.

Kansas vs Texas Odds & Spread

Kansas vs Texas Betting Trends

  • Against the spread, Kansas is 16-17-0 this year.
  • The Jayhawks are 13-14 as 1.5-point favorites or more.
  • There have been 15 Kansas' games (out of 33) that hit the over this year.
  • Texas has beaten the spread 16 times in 33 games.
  • As a 1.5-point underdog or greater, the Longhorns have two wins ATS (2-4).
  • Texas has played 33 games this season, and 16 of them have hit the over.
Kansas Rank Kansas AVG Texas AVG Texas Rank
87th 75.5 Points Scored 77.9 41st
106th 67.7 Points Allowed 67.8 109th
88th 33.3 Rebounds 31.7 184th
186th 8.5 Off. Rebounds 8.6 179th
211th 7.1 3pt Made 7.2 202nd
12th 16.7 Assists 16.1 20th
199th 12 Turnovers 11.1 100th

Kansas vs Texas Prediction & Pick

When these two teams face off, it's always a battle. This contest should be no different as they come in as the two best teams in the Big 12 and two of the best teams in the nation. Kansas has the toughest strength of schedule in the nation this year, so they have plenty of experience against top teams like Texas. These two squads met twice this season, each winning at home.

The most recent matchup in Austin, TX saw the Longhorns come away with a big 20-point win, and that was only a week ago on March 4. Still fresh in their minds I expect Kansas to come out for some revenge on the biggest stage and secure themselves a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

Prediction: Kansas 78 | Texas 74

Kansas vs Texas Best Bet

Playing off the close battle this is expected to be, we're going to take Kansas to win by 1-10 points. The first matchup between these two was an 8-point Kansas victory. The second matchup saw Kansas' starters have uncharacteristically bad shooting nights, something I'm banking on not happening again. The Jayhawks have covered both of their games in the Big 12 tournament thus far and I expect them to do the same today, but Texas keeps it close enough to make it a game near the end.

Bet: Kansas Winning Margin, 1-10 points (+180)

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