Kentucky vs. Kansas Tuesday Prediction
A pair of ranked teams that are now 1-1 to start the season will meet in the State Farm Champions Classic at 9:30 p.m. ET tonight when No. 20 Kentucky takes on No. 7 Kansas. Will the Jayhawks cover as a 5-point favorite or is there a better play on the board?
627 Kentucky Wildcats (+5) at 628 Kansas Jayhawks (-5); o/u 146.5
9:30 p.m. ET, December 1, 2020
Venue: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
Kentucky vs. Kansas College Basketball Prediction
There’s value in the underdog tonight, with the Wildcats covering in four straight games when coming off a loss. Even more profitable is the fact that Kentucky is 12-2-2 against the number in its last 16 games at a neutral site when playing in the underdog role. The Wildcats are also 5-1 against the spread in their last six games when they failed to cover in their previous contest.
Kentucky is also profitable overall dating back to last season, posting a 9-3 ATS record over its last 12 games. The Wildcats are also 5-2 against the number in their last seven games versus a team with a winning percentage below .400 and 4-1 against the number in their last five games as an underdog.
Meanwhile, Kansas is winless at the betting window at 0-4 against the spread in its last four games following a win of more than 20 points. The favorite is 7-2 against the spread in the last nine meetings between these two teams but I’m bucking that trend and taking the underdog ‘Cats tonight.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: KENTUCKY WILDCATS +5