NCAA Basketball OddsThe No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks are now in control of their own destiny in the Big 12, one half-game ahead of the No. 8 Texas Longhorns for the conference lead. The Jayhawks will continue their quest to lock up a division crown on Wednesday night against the No. 22 Texas A&M Aggies, in the lone meeting of the season between these programs.

(22) Texas A&M Aggies @ Kansas Jayhawks (2)

Wednesday March 2, 2011 – 9:00 PM ET

Phog Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, Kansas

Online Sports Betting
Odds: Jayhawks - 13

The Jayhawks have bounced back from a loss to the Kansas State Wildcats with three straight wins, but will now have to close out their year against back-to-back ranked opponents to clinch the Big 12 crown. Standing in their way first is an Aggies team looking to rebound from a loss to the Baylor Bears that ended their five-game winning streak.

College Basketball Betting Preview: Texas A&M

The Aggies failed to hit the 60-point mark for the first time in six games when they fell to the Bears 58-51, and will need to find their offensive flair in order to have any chance of keeping their next game close. Baylor has had their number over the past couple of years, winning three straight over Texas A&M with their stellar defense the biggest reason why. The defeat marked just the fourth time in their last 24 games that the Aggies lost when allowing less than 70 points, and they will now need to find an offensive spark in a hurry. Texas A&M is hoping to find that spark in forward Khris Middleton, who leads the team in scoring with an average of 14.6 points per game and is second in rebounding with an average of 5.3.

College Basketball Betting Preview: Kansas

The Jayhawks have benefited from the poor play of the other top Big 12 contenders, and are now in position to clinch at least a share of the conference title if they can take down Texas A&M. Kansas has gotten the job done without starting point guard Tyshawn Tyler over the past couple of games, with sophomore Elijah Johnson playing well in his place. Still, the potential for Tyler to return from suspension would only make the Jayhawks’ offense that much more potent, and it will be interesting to see how head coach Bill Self handles his sports betting bonus return.

College Basketball Betting: Outlook & Pick

Kansas has won 16 of 17 games against the Aggies in the all-time series, and have won five in a row by an average of 12.2 points. The number for this game is right around that average, and with the Jayhawks playing at home and fighting for their chance to clinch their share of a Big 12 title, there is plenty of college basketball betting incentive for Kansas to get the job done. Expect the Jayhawks to run away with this one early.

College Basketball Betting Pick: Kansas - 13


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