March Madness betting fans got a glimpse of which team would be superior with the March Madness odds when they matched up on February 8 at Austin, TX. Kansas made a decisive March Madness betting statement as they blew out the Longhorns 80-68 as 1.5-point favorites with the March Madness odds in front of a stunned sell out crowd.
Both teams were exposed in this important college basketball gambling matchup. Kansas improved its standing with March Madness betting handicappers with such an impressive road win over a quality opponent.
Texas, on the other hand, continued to raise doubts about their March Madness betting worthiness as it was their fifth straight up loss in seven games. Texas also turned off March Madness betting fans with the failure to cover as it was their tenth loss against the spread in eleven games.
Texas has been killing itself with free throws as they rank as one of the worst teams in all of March Madness betting with a percentage of just 62% from the charity stripe, which ranked a humiliating 333rd in the nation. The Longhorns defense also leaves a lot to be desired with March Madness betting fans as it ranked 161st nationally.
Kansas continues to have its March Madness betting stock rise. Their only loss has been at Tennessee in January as they were dominating the Big 12 Conference, which is considered to be one of the best in college basketball.
KU’s success, however, was actually hurting them on the board as from January 6 through February 13 they were 4-7-1 against the spread. Kansas proved to be a far better balanced team than Texas as they ranked 4th overall nationally for offense and 53rd overall for defense. KU was also the 6th best rebounding team in the country.
Sherron Collins continues to lead the Jayhawks as he was averaging 15.4-points per game along with a team best 4.3 assists per game. He had 15 points and 5 assists in the win over Texas.