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Big 12 Tournament: Texas vs. Kansas odds, picks and predictions

The No. 7 Texas Longhorns (25-8) square off against the No. 4 Kansas Jayhawks (27-6) Saturday in the Big 12 Tournament championship game. Tip-off from T-Mobile Center is scheduled for 6 p.m. ET (ESPN). Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Texas vs. Kansas odds, and make our expert college basketball picks, predictions and bets.

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The Longhorns defeated No. 23 TCU 66-60 as a 2-point favorite in Friday’s semifinal game. Texas is 14-6 against Big 12 opponents this season.

The Jayhawks covered as 4-point favorites in their 71-58 victory over Iowa State Friday. Kansas has won 9 of its last 10 games.

This will mark the third meeting between Texas and Kansas this season. Each team won and covered the spread as a favorite on its home court, while the Over/Under split 1-1.

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Texas vs. Kansas odds

Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 8:32 a.m. ET.

  • Moneyline (ML): Texas +105 (bet $100 to win $105) | Kansas -125 (bet $125 to win $100)
  • Against the spread (ATS): Texas +1.5 (-110) | Kansas -1.5 (-110)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 141.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)

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Texas vs. Kansas picks and predictions

Prediction

Kansas 72, Texas 67

Moneyline

I’ll take KANSAS (-125) to secure the Big 12 title on Saturday despite that it lost 75-59 to Texas in the most recent meeting last Saturday. The Longhorns are 1-5 as underdogs compared to the Jayhawks being 24-2 as favorites.

Against the spread

KANSAS -1.5 (-110) is the choice in this game with it providing more value than the moneyline at such a small spread. The Jayhawks should be able to lean on F Jalen Wilson and G Gradey Dick in a crucial conference game.

Kansas is 15-5 straight up against Big 12 opponents and is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games following an ATS win.

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Over/Under

LEAN UNDER 141.5 (-110).

Both of these teams possess formidable defenses that are allowing a combined 136.9 points per game. Neither of these teams has reached 140 total points in their first two Big 12 tournament games.

The Longhorns are 4-0 to the Under in their last 4 games and the Jayhawks are 6-0 to the Under in their last 6 games.

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