Wofford vs. Kansas Prediction
Is No. 2 Kansas going to be able to cover a big spread at home when the Jayhawks play host to Wofford tonight at 8PM ET?
745 Wofford at 746 Kansas
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
8PM ET – Allen Fieldhouse
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Kansas is favored at home, as the Jayhawks are getting odds of -16 points against Wofford. The over/under total for the contest is currently listed at 150.5 points. The public betting currently has 55 percent going on Kansas as the home favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Wofford on a win streak
Wofford is on a four-game win streak coming into tonight, including wins over Marshall and South Carolina. The Terriers are 6-2 on the season, 4-2 against the spread and 4-2 with the under. Wofford has covered in its last three lined games.
The Terriers are strong on defense this year, holding opponents to just 60.2 points per game and 39.9 percent shooting. On offense, Wofford is scoring 81.1 points per game while shooting 47.5 percent from the field and 39.3 percent from the arc. Fletcher Magee is averaging 17.9 points per game to lead the team while Cameron Jackson is adding 13.1 points and 8.0 rebounds per game.
Kansas gets a few scares
Kansas has managed to stay unbeaten this season thanks to back-to-back OT wins over Tennessee and Stanford. The Jayhawks are now 6-0 on the season, 3-3 against the spread and 5-1 with the over. Kansas has yet to cover at home this year.
The Jayhawks have been impressive on defense this year, but have struggled a great deal on defense. They rank 288th in defensive scoring (77.3 ppg) and 304th in 3-point defense (37.3 percent). Offensively, the team is putting up 86.5 points per game while shooting 49.1 percent from the field. They are sixth in the nation in 3-point shooting, hitting 43.9 percent of their attempts. Lagerald Vick has been leading the team with 20.8 points and 4.0 rebounds per game while Dedric Lawson is adding 18.8 points, 11.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists per contest.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Terriers are 7-1 against the spread in their last eight road games, but just 1-5 ATS in their last six games against Big 12 opponents.
Kansas has failed to cover in four straight against Southern opponents and 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 Tuesday games.
Kansas has struggled to cover at home, but this is also the smallest spread they have had at home. However, I think Wofford provides a tough matchup. The Terriers are good on defense and may be able to slow down the Jayhawks a hair. Kansas isn’t good defensively and that could be a problem against a Wofford team that has put up a lot of points. The Terriers have had both of their losses by 11 points to Oklahoma and North Carolina, so Kansas shouldn’t scare it too much.
College Basketball Prediction: Wofford +16