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Texas at Kansas odds, picks and prediction

The No. 21 Texas Longhorns (21-9, 10-7 Big 12) and No. 7 Kansas Jayhawks (24-6, 13-4) clash in a top-25 showdown Saturday in Lawrence, Ks. The contest at Allen Fieldhouse is slated to tip off at 4 p.m. ET. Below, we look at the Texas vs. Kansas odds and lines, and make our expert college basketball picks, predictions and bets.

Texas defeated Kansas 79-76 Feb. 7. The Longhorns were outshot by a hefty margin but were a plus-9 in turnovers as they downed the Jayhawks for a third straight time (and a second straight by a margin of 3 points). UT is 3-3 across six games since.

The Jayhawks have struggled from the floor in going just 1-2 over their last three games. The best shooting team in the circuit (54.7% effective) has shot just 38.0% over the trio of games. At home this season, Kansas is 15-1.

Rankings courtesy of the Ferris Mowers Coaches Poll powered by USA TODAY Sports.

Texas at Kansas odds, spread and lines

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  • Money line: Texas +230 (bet $100 to win $230) | Kansas -300 (bet $300 to win $100)
  • Against the spread (ATS): Texas +6.5 (-110) | Kansas -6.5 (-110)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 137.5 (O: -112 | U: -108)

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Texas at Kansas odds, lines, picks and predictions

Prediction

Kansas 72, Texas 63

Money line

Texas has been without junior C Tre Mitchell (personal) since Feb. 12. The Longhorns have missed his 6-foot-9 presence in losing three of their last six games. And figure on Kansas leveraging his expected absence in this revenge spot Saturday afternoon.

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Against the spread

Texas is 1-3 ATS in its last four on the road.

Kansas has the edge inside the arc — at both ends — needed to get this differential near double digits. Or near enough.

BACK THE JAYHAWKS -6.5 (-110).

Over/Under

The last three Longhorns-Jayhawks affairs have hit the Over, but peg this meeting for a tally in the low-130s and an Under. Don’t figure on perimeter points getting out of control for either side. And playing for a possible share of the Big 12 title, Kansas likely plays out the final 8-10 minutes in rather conservative fashion.

BACK THE UNDER 137.5 (-108).

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