Nebraska vs. Kansas Prediction
Should No. 3 Kansas have any trouble when it plays host to Nebraska today at 3:15PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Kansas is heavily favored in this game, as the Jayhawks are getting odds of -20 points against Nebraska. The over/under total for the game is listed at 142 points. These two teams haven’t met since 2011, but Kansas has won 10 straight meetings, going 6-3-1 against the spread in those games.
Kansas is rolling along right now, winning eight straight since a 103-99 loss to Indiana to open the year. The Jayhawks are just 3-4 against the spread this season, though, covering in just one of their last three lined games. Kansas is putting up an impressive 87.8 points per game on offense while giving up just 68.2 points per game. As a team, Kansas is shooting 52 percent from the field. Frank Mason III has been one of the best players nationally, averaging 20.8 points, 46. Rebounds and 5.3 assists per game.
Nebraska is in a bit of a funk right now. The Cornhuskers have lost four of their last five games to fall to 5-4 on the year and 4-4 against the spread. Of their losses, none have been by more than 15 points. Nebraska allows just 64.1 points per game on defense, but the offense is being held to only 68.3 points per game. Tai Webster is averaging 17.2 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.8 assists to lead the team right now.
Nebraska hasn’t had much to be excited about right now, as they are coming off losses to Creighton, Clemson, Virginia Tech and UCLA. Nebraska was somewhat competitive in the games, but didn’t threaten to win in most. The Cornhuskers just don’t have the horses to compete with a team like Kansas, which is playing on another level right now.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: KANSAS -20