Kansas vs. Syracuse Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Kansas is favored in today’s game, as the Jayhawks are getting odds of -10.5 points against Syracuse. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 141.5 points. Today’s game takes place from American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida and will air live on ESPN.
Kansas is coming off a 96-58 win over Toledo earlier this week to improve to 6-0 on the season. The Jayhawks are 4-1 against the spread on the year, but 0-1 ATS at a neutral site. Kansas is putting up 94.5 points per game while allowing just 61.5 per game. The Jayhawks are being led by Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, who is averaging 18.2 points and 4 rebounds per game while Udoka Azubuike is adding 16 points and 6.7 rebounds per contest.
Syracuse is coming off a 72-70 win over Maryland earlier this week to move to 6-0 on the season. The Orange are only 2-4 against the spread, but have yet to play away from home. Syracuse is putting up 74.3 points per game this season while allowing 59.7 per contest. Tyus Battle is leading Syracuse with 19.7 points per game while Oshae Brissett is adding 12.2 points and 9.8 rebounds per contest.
Syracuse has won and covered in its last two meetings with Kansas. Syracuse could find itself struggling away from home today, especially against a Kansas team that can score in handfuls. The Jayhawks should be able to set an offensive pace that the Orange won’t be able to match. The public betting is strongly with Kansas tonight and I think the Jayhawks cover.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: KANSAS -10.5