Kansas -6 vs Texas
The final of the Big 12 tournament takes on greater significance with the victor likely to secure one of the four No. 1 seeds in the Big Dance this week. The two met once in regular season play with Texas winning by 3. The Longhorns have beaten three No. 1 teams (Kansas, UCLA, Tennessee) on their way to a 26-5 record.
While on a cover slump of late, the Horns bounced back with a convincing 28-point victory over Oklahoma in the Big 12 semifinals. The Jayhawks are riding a six-game winning streak, but are only 3-9-1 against the spread in their last 13. Kansas has failed to cover in tourney wins over Nebraska and Texas A&M. The line seems favorable to Texas as it was against the Sooners when the Horns were a cheap 5½-point favorite. Pick: TEXAS.