Kansas vs. Kentucky Prediction & Odds
No. 9 Kansas will take on Kentucky in the SEC/Big 12 Championship at 8:00 p.m. ET on ESPN.
With the Wildcats laying 2.5 points as a home favorite and the total sitting at 140.5, what’s the smart bet tonight in this non-conference clash?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
775 Kansas Jayhawks (+2.5) at 776 Kentucky Wildcats
8:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, January 28, 2023
Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY
Kansas vs. Kentucky Public Betting Information
Our CBB Public Betting Information page indicates that 60% of public bettors are currently backing Kentucky when it comes to the spread. This information is subject to change throughout the day, however, so be sure to check the link so you’re receiving the most up-to-date public betting data.
Kansas Jayhawks DFS Spin
Cam Martin (shoulder) has returned to practice in a limited capacity, Michael Swain of 247Sports.com reports. Martin has been dealing with a shoulder injury recently and hasn't appeared in a game since Jan. 3. Although it's encouraging to see him back at practice, coach Bill Self said it'll likely be "some time" before Martin is back to full health.
Kentucky Wildcats DFS Spin
Antonio Reeves logged 23 points (8-17 FG, 5-11 3Pt, 2-2 FT), one rebound, one assist and one steal across 28 minutes during Kentucky's 76-67 win Saturday versus Texas A&M. Across the Wildcats' first three weeks of January, they played a game every Saturday. Reeves was their best scorer during each matchup. He averaged 20.3 points across the weekend games. At least six weeks more, those will be half of Wildcats matchups scheduled until mid-March.
Kansas vs. Kentucky CBB Betting Trends
Under is 4-1 in Jayhawks last 5 games following a straight up loss
Under is 13-5 in Jayhawks last 18 games following a ATS loss
Over is 7-3 in Wildcats last 10 overall
Over is 6-0 in Wildcats last 6 home games
Kansas vs. Kentucky CBB Prediction:
The home team is 8-3 against the spread in the last 11 meetings between these two teams, while the Wildcats are 4-0 against the number in their last four games overall and are 4-0 against the spread in their last four games versus a team with a winning record. On the other side, the Jayhawks have had a rough go of it at the betting window of late, dropping five straight games against the spread and five of six ATS coming off a loss.
CBB BETTING PREDICTION: KENTUCKY WILDCATS -2.5