No. 2 Kansas may just be the hottest team in the country. After dropping the first game of the regular season to Indiana in overtime, the Jayhawks have done nothing but win, stringing together 17-straight and emerging once again as the Big 12 title favorite.

Bill Self's team welcomes in floundering Texas on Saturday which has dropped four straight in conference play, and is without its top scorer in Tevin Mack who has been suspended indefinitely.

Here's how you can watch the game on TV or streaming online, along with some key matchups to watch and a pick for the game.

Viewing information

When: Saturday, 2 p.m. ET

Where: Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas


Live stream: on mobile/desktop

Live stream: CBS Sports App

Scouting report

Kansas' win streak has been fueled by incredible guard play and a talented backcourt that features national player of the year candidate Frank Mason. The Jayhawks roll out a four-guard lineup and play small to crush teams with athleticism on offense by pushing the pace and running out in transition. Mason's running partner, Devonte' Graham, is putting up remarkable numbers as well. Not many teams have the luxury of playing two point guards at the same time -- both of which are above average scorers at their position.

Texas, on the other hand, is struggling mightily to produce offense on a consistent basis. Point guard Isaiah Taylor went professional a year early, and the 'Horns deficiencies at the position are glaring. Offensively, it doesn't help that Mack is serving an indefinite suspension for a violation of team rules.

The only reason Texas has been able to find any relative success in conference play is due to its defense, which ranks second in terms of efficiency among Big 12 teams. With 6-foot-8 Shaq Cleare and 6-11 Jarrett Allen manning the paint, Texas will make Kansas earn everything it gets down low.

Matchups to watch

Self has traditionally rolled out hockey line changes with incredible talent in the frontcourt. But with an early season injury to rising freshman big man Udoka Azubuike, Kansas is relying on senior Landen Lucas and sophomore Carlton Bragg. Both will have a difficult time keeping Allen off the glass and limiting second-chance opportunities for Texas.

Odds and pick

SportsLine odds: Kansas -15.5

SportsLine projection: Kansas 82, Texas 65

Pick: Texas +15.5

Kansas has been untouchable in conference play, and they are basically impossible to knock off at Allen Fieldhouse. But Kansas has had some close calls. The Jayhawks are winning by an average margin of victory of just 7.8 points in league play, and surprisingly just 8.6 at home. I think Texas keeps it within the spread.