Arizona St. vs. Kansas Pick
Will No. 2 Kansas bounce back from its first loss of the season when it plays host to Arizona State today at 2PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Kansas is favored at home, as the Jayhawks are getting odds of -11 points against Arizona State. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 157.5 points. Today’s game takes place from Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas and will air live on ESPN.
Kansas is coming off a 74-65 loss to Washington earlier this week despite being a 21.5-point favorite. The Jayhawks are now 7-1 on the season and 5-2 against the spread. Kansas is 4-0 ATS at home. The Jayhawks are putting up 88.5 points per game on offense while giving up 62.9 per game on defense. Lagerald Vick is leading Kansas with 17.9 points, 6.8 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game while Devonte’ Graham is adding 16.6 points and 7.6 assists per contest.
Arizona State is coming off an 82-70 win over St. John’s on Friday. The Sun Devils are 8-0 to open the season while going 7-1 against the spread. ASU has covered in seven straight games. Arizona State is averaging 91.4 points per game on offense while allowing 73.1 per game defensively. Tra Holder has been leading the team with 20.3 points, 5 assists and 5.9 rebounds per game while Shannon Evans II is adding 18.6 points and 5.3 assists per game.
Kansas has won two meetings with Arizona State, splitting the spread in the two meetings. However, these two haven’t faced off since 2003. Kansas is 4-0-1 against the spread in their last five games following a loss and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games. I like what ASU has been doing this season, but Kansas should be fired up after a bad loss to Washington. I expect the Jayhawks to be ready to make a statement today at home. The public betting is backing ASU slightly, but I think the Jayhawks bounce back today.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: KANSAS -11