Texas vs Kansas State Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for January 3 (Texas Halts Kansas State's Winning Streak)

Adam Taylor McKillop
Find Texas vs. Kansas State predictions, betting odds, moneyline, spread, over/under and more for the January 3 college basketball matchup.
Find Texas vs. Kansas State predictions, betting odds, moneyline, spread, over/under and more for the January 3 college basketball matchup. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Texas vs Kansas State Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • No. 6 Texas (12-1, 1-0 Big 12) vs. Kansas State (12-1, 1-0 Big 12)
  • Date: Tuesday, January 3, 2023
  • Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Moody Center -- Austin, Texas

The Big 12 will be in action on Tuesday, including an exciting matchup between the No. 6 Texas Longhorns and Kansas State Wildcats.

Texas has lost just one game on the year, to No. 17 Illinois, and are winners of six straight since that matchup in early December. Kansas State is also just a one-loss tea, dropping a contest to Butler at the end of November. They've won seven in a row.

Which team will see their lengthy win streak fall on Tuesday night?

Texas vs Kansas State Odds & Spread

The odds line up in favor of Texas. The Longhorns are considered heavy -670 favorites on the moneyline and by 11.5 points on the spread. The over/under for this matchup sits at 137.5 points.

Texas vs Kansas State Betting Trends

  • Against the spread, Texas is 5-8-0 this year.
  • As 11.5-point favorites or more, the Longhorns are 4-4 against the spread.
  • Texas has played 13 games this year, and seven of them have gone over the total.
  • Kansas State is 8-5-0 against the spread this year.
  • Kansas State has seen seven of its 13 games go over the point total.
Texas Rank Texas AVG Kansas State AVG Kansas State Rank
18th 82.7 Points Scored 75.6 117th
45th 62.7 Points Allowed 62.0 41st
74th 35.1 Rebounds 32.3 195th
78th 10.2 Off. Rebounds 9.8 104th
171st 7.6 3pt Made 6.5 278th
11th 18.3 Assists 18.5 8th
64th 11.2 Turnovers 12.7 211th

Texas vs Kansas State Prediction & Pick

Kansas State is red hot, but their strength of schedule worries me. They've played just won ranked opponent up to this point, an overtime win against No. 24 West Virginia at home in their last time out. Kansas State has just the 72nd most difficult strength of schedule in college hoops.

Texas meanwhile, owns a 2-1 record against ranked opponents with their only loss coming in overtime to No. 17 Illinois. The Longhorns have the 37th toughest schedule in college basketball.

Florida transfer Keyontae Johnson is the heart and soul of this Kansas State attack, leading the team with 17.7 points per game and 6.8 rebounds. Fortunately, Texas dominates with their guard play (Marcus Carr at 17.5 points per game) and ranks 11th in defensive efficiency. They should do enough to slow down Johnson and escape with a tough home victory.

Final Score Prediction: Kansas State 68 | Texas 72

Texas vs Kansas State Best Bet

While both sides excel defensively, they also contain a ton of firepower on the offensive side of the ball. Neither team has played an abundance of highly rated teams, and when they do, the offense gets them a victory. Texas averages 83.3 points per game while giving up 73 per game in ranked contests. That's far above their 62.7 points allowed per game on the year.

The same goes for Kansas State, who scores 68.2 points per game and allows 64.2 to Power 5 opponents. The Wildcats allow just 62.0 points per game on the year overall. The offenses will take over in this clash. Bet the over.

Bet: Over 137.5 (-115)

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