Texas vs Kansas: Big 12 Tournament Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 12, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 12, 2021

The No. 3 seed Texas Longhorns (18-7) are  favorites to win and move closer to a guaranteed berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket against the No. 2 seed Kansas Jayhawks (20-8) in the Big 12 Tournament semifinals Friday at Sprint Center, tipping off at 9:30 PM ET on ESPN2.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 12, 2021, 1:10 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Texas Betting Information

  • The Longhorns are under .500 against the spread this season with a record of 11-14
  • The Longhorns are 6-10 against the spread this season when they are at least a 1-point favorite.
  • In 60% of its games this season (15/25), Texas and its opponents have outscored the set over/under.
  • The Longhorns took down Texas Tech 67-66 in their last contest on Thursday. Matt Coleman put up a team-high 19 points to lead the team to victory. They covered the spread as 0.5-point favorites, and the teams combined to go under the 133.5 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Texas Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Andrew Jones 24 14.7 4.7 2.2 1.0 0.1 2.1
Courtney Ramey 24 13.0 3.3 3.9 0.9 0.1 2.0
Matt Coleman III 25 12.7 3.6 4.2 1.3 0.1 1.5
Greg Brown III 24 10.0 6.6 0.4 0.6 1.1 1.2
Jericho Sims 24 8.7 6.8 0.5 0.6 1.0 0.0

Kansas Betting Information

  • With a 15-11-1 record ATS this season, Kansas has outplayed expectations.
  • For the 20th time this season, the Jayhawks are at least a 1-point underdog, where they have a record of 11-8 against the spread.
  • The Jayhawks and their opponents have regularly failed to covered the over/under this season, doing so in 44.4% (12) of their 27 games played.
  • The Jayhawks beat Oklahoma 69-62 and covered the spread as 2.5-point favorites, while going under the 135.5 point total in their most recent game on Thursday. Ochai Agbaji put up a team-high 26 points in the victory.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Kansas Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Ochai Agbaji 28 14.2 3.5 1.9 1.1 0.5 2.6
David McCormack 27 13.4 6.1 1.1 0.7 1.0 0.0
Jalen Wilson 28 12.1 8.2 2.0 0.4 0.3 1.4
Marcus Garrett 27 10.4 4.4 3.7 1.6 0.4 0.7
Christian Braun 28 9.8 5.2 1.9 1.2 0.4 1.8

Total Facts

  • Texas’ games this season have gone over the point total for Friday’s matchup (136.5 points) in 17 out of 25 opportunities (68% of matchups).
  • In 57.1% of Kansas’ games this season (16 of 28), the total points scored was higher than Friday’s 136.5-point over/under.
  • The total for the game of 136.5 is 11.2 points fewer than the combined points per game averages for the Longhorns (74.6 points per game) and the Jayhawks (73.1 points per game).
  • This game’s total is 2.6 more points than the 133.9 these two teams combine to allow per game in 2020-21.
  • This season, the average total for Longhorns games is 142.7 points, 6.2 more than the over/under of 136.5 points for this contest.
  • A difference of 2.4 points separates the average total points bet in Jayhawks games (138.9 points) and this game’s over/under (136.5 points).

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/23/2021 Texas Texas -3.5 139 -168 +140 Regular Season 75-72 TEXAS
1/2/2021 Kansas Kansas -4.5 138 -203 +167 Regular Season 84-59 TEXAS
2/3/2020 Kansas Kansas -14.5 132.5 -1638 +860 Regular Season 69-58 KANSAS
1/18/2020 Kansas Texas -6.5 128.5 -307 +233 Regular Season 66-57 KANSAS
1/29/2019 N/A Texas N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 73-63 TEXAS
1/14/2019 N/A Kansas N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 80-78 KANSAS

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