Kansas vs. Texas Big 12 Championship Prediction 3/11/23
- Mar 11, 2023, 9:44:14 PM
The Big 12 Championship is set to take place on Saturday as the No. 3 Kansas Jayhawks square off against the No. 7 Texas Longhorns. Both teams have had impressive seasons and will be looking to secure an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Let's take a closer look at each team's analysis, betting trends, public betting data, and our prediction for this matchup.
The Jayhawks have had a successful season, finishing 27-6 overall and 13-5 in Big 12 play. They have been dominant in non-conference games, with a record of 14-1 against opponents outside of the Big 12. Kansas also has an impressive record of 25-6 against teams with a winning record. They are led by Jalen Wilson, who is averaging 16.4 points over the last 10 games, and Dajuan Harris, who is averaging 6.3 assists and 2.2 steals per game.
The Longhorns have also had a strong season, finishing 25-8 overall and 12-6 in Big 12 play. They rank sixth in the Big 12 with 31.7 rebounds per game, led by Timmy Allen with an average of 5.5 rebounds per game. Texas is led by Marcus Carr, who is averaging 15.8 points, 4.1 assists, and 1.8 steals per game, and Jabari Rice, who is averaging 15.4 points over the last 10 games.
The Jayhawks are favored by 1.5 points in this matchup, with an over/under of 142.5 points. Kansas has covered the spread in six of their last 10 games, while Texas has covered in five of their last 10 games. The over has hit in six of Kansas' last 10 games and in four of Texas' last 10 games.
Public Betting Data
According to KingPin.pro's public betting data, 51% of the bets are on Kansas to cover the spread, while 49% are on Texas. In terms of the over/under, 62% of the bets are on the over.
This matchup is expected to be a close one, with Kansas being favored by just 1.5 points. Both teams have had successful seasons and will be looking to secure an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. While both teams are evenly matched, we give the slight edge to Kansas due to their dominance against opponents with a winning record. Our pick for this matchup is Kansas to cover the spread.
Pick: Kansas (-1.5)