Texas vs. Kansas Prediction: Odds, Spread, DFS Picks, and More

The Texas vs. Kansas prediction showcases two undefeated and ranked teams battling to continue having a ZERO in the loss column.

While the list of unbeatens continues to dwindle, the Texas vs. Kansas prediction tells us which team keeps that streak alive. Can the Texas Longhorns continue playing at a high level. Or will the Kansas Jayhawks stun the Longhorns?

We dive into that and more.

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Texas vs. Kansas Betting and DFS Preview

  • Spread
    Texas -16.5
  • Moneyline
    Texas -850, Kansas +575
  • Over/Under
    61.5 total points
  • Game time
    2:30 p.m. ET
  • Location
    DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin, TX
  • Predicted Weather at Kick
    97 degrees, sunny, 10 mph winds
  • How to Watch
    ABC

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Top DFS Picks and Fantasy Plays

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Texas Depth Chart | Kansas Depth Chart

  • QB Quinn Ewers, Texas ($10,200)
  • RB Jonathon Brooks, Texas ($9,500)
  • WR Xavier Worthy, Texas ($8,300)
  • QB Jalon Daniels, Kansas ($8,200)
  • QB Jason Bean, Kansas ($8,200)
  • RB Devin Neal, Kansas ($8,000)
  • TE Ja’Tavion Sanders, Texas ($7,500)
  • WR Adonai Mitchell ($7,000)
  • WR Luke Grimm, Kansas ($6,400)
  • WR Lawrence Arnold, Kansas ($5,900)
  • RB CJ Baxter, Texas ($5,800)
  • WR Quentin Skinner, Kansas ($5,600)
  • RB Daniel Hishaw Jr., Kansas ($5,500)
  • TE Mason Fairchild, Kansas ($5,500)
  • WR Jordan Whittington, Texas ($5,400)

Two elite offenses battle it out for the right to keep the zero in their loss column, and we expect plenty of fireworks. Kansas is 19th in the country in yards per play (7.07) and Texas sits 30th (6.63).

That success starts behind center.

Jalon Daniels continues to show why he’s such an integral piece of the Jayhawks offense, and it feels like we haven’t seen his best yet. Texas’ defense provides plenty of challenges, but Daniels’ legs could help tremendously. His price tag of $8,200 feels more than fair to get a good value.

Quinn Ewers found a deep ball against Alabama, and that will continue to be a key going forward. He’s seeing the benefits of a loaded wide receiver group, and the only thing holding DFS players back is the price to add him to the roster.

Jonathon Brooks appears to have a stronghold over the running back position for Texas. Ewers can run, but the majority of carries will be through Brooks. Devin Neal and Daniel Hishaw Jr. share the backfield for Kansas, and they’ve combined for 629 yards while averaging 7.0 yards per carry.

Both teams have depth at wide receiver, making a DFS lineup difficult to predict given how well each team spreads the ball. Xavier Worthy continues cooking defenses for the Longhorns, though Ja’Tavion Sanders is doing the same at the tight end position (22.3 ypc).

Kansas is waiting for Quentin Skinner to break out, but for now, Lawrence Arnold and Luke Grimm continue providing quality play.

Prediction for Texas vs. Kansas

This game comes down to the trenches. Kansas’ offensive line hasn’t faced anything close to the front unit for Texas.

T’Vondre Sweat may not have the production of many other defensive linemen, but he’s been a problem for everyone. How the Jayhawks compete up front should play a huge role in this game.

There are fewer questions about Kansas’ defensive line, however, they’re up against a talented Longhorns offensive line. Getting to Quinn Ewers frequently would help a ton, but that is easier said than done against guys like Kelvin Banks Jr.

If Texas controls the line of scrimmage, they’ll win. Plain and simple. This also isn’t the Texas of recent years either, so the surprise factor of Kansas potentially stunning them isn’t in play. Texas knows who they are, and a 4-0 start for the Jayhawks ensures Texas will take them seriously.

If Kansas can’t win the battle in the trenches, this one’s over in a hurry. Texas is the more talented team, and it appears they’re no longer Horns Down in Austin. If last week was any indication of what the new era of Texas football will be, the Jayhawks are in for a long day.

Prediction: Texas 42, Kanas 21

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