The Texas Longhorns are 14.5-point favorites over the Kansas Jayhawks, so say offshore sportsbooks odds. The Longhorns have plenty of motivation other than being favored at the best online sportsbooks. First, a win would earn them a ticket to the Big 12 championship game. Second, the last time Texas played Kansas at Memorial Stadium, it didn’t go as expected for the former. “Whatever gets a guy to motivate himself to the fullest to come to work to prepare and give his all for his teammates each and every day, I don’t care if it’s reading a quote book or thinking about previous games or a game you won or lost in high school, if it helps get you excited about practice then great,” head coach Tom Herman said of the 2016 loss to the Jayhawks. As for Kansas, this game will be head coach David Beaty’s swan song.
Betting Texas Longhorns
The Longhorns rank 32nd in passing yards per game and just 81st in rushing yards per game. Needless to say their offense could resent starting QB Sam Ehlinger’s aggravated shoulder injury. Shane Buechele did go a perfect 10 of 10, though, for 89 yards, while subbing for Ehlinger versus Iowa State. He had previously gone 20 of 34 for 184 yards against Baylor. He also threw a pick in that game, and has yet to throw a TD pass this season. Let’s see someo ffshore sportsbooks trends. Texas is 0-5 ATS in their last five Friday games. And 14-1 SU in its last 15 games when playing Kansas. As well as 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Kansas.
Betting Kansas Jayhawks
As mentioned above, this will be Beaty’s last hurrah as Jayhawks head coach. On the one hand, his players may want to give him a fitting farewell. It’s the least they could after giving him a very unfitting season. On the other hand, Beaty may just get lost in the shuffle. Right now everyone in Kansas is gushing about next year’s head coach, Les Miles. But that could behoove the J-Hawks’ chances as well. Every player who is not a senior will want to impress their new head coach. Though not everyone is ga-ga over Miles’s hiring. Extra points for the Seinfeld reference.
Texas Longhorns at Kansas Jayhawks NCAAF Betting Preview
- Date: November 23
- Time: 11:00 a.m. CT
- Venue: David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium, Lawrence, KS
Lines from MyBookie.ag:
- TEXAS -14½ (-110) 49 (-110) -630
- KANSAS +14½ (-110) 49 (-110) +465
- Texas is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas’s last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Texas’s last 23 games
- Kansas is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
- The Jayhawks are 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
- Kansas is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games at home
Expert Analysis and Prediction for Texas Longhorns vs. Kansas Jayhawks
Texas has not been exactly reliable when it comes to covering the offshore sportsbooks spread this season. And it might be a bit too much to ask of the Longhorns to do so versus the Jayhawks. Especially since we don’t know how healthy Sam Ehlinger is. Or even if he will play at all. Kansas does allow 30 points per game while scoring 24 points per game. That would fit in nicely with the 15-point spread. (Texas scores 32.4 and allows 25.9 points per game) But can a banged up Ehlinger produces the necessary points? Or backup Shane Buechele for that matter? So let’s err on the side of caution. Let’s take Texas to win and Kansas to cover.