Kangaroos vs. Jayhawks Prediction
The 2nd-ranked Kansas Jayhawks will look to ease past the UMKC Kangaroos this evening for their ninth straight win. Can UMKC stay within the number as huge underdogs in the neutral setting?
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Sprint Center at 5PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Jayhawks are a 23-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 135.5 points. As of Saturday morning, 72 percent of public bets are siding with host Kansas. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Jayhawks ease past Panthers
Kansas picked up a 95-68 home win Tuesday night over Milwaukee to improve to 8-1 overall and 5-0 at home. The Jayhawks led 52-27 at halftime en route to the victory. Devon Dotson helped pace Kansas with 22 points on 7-of-16 shooting including 3-of-6 from 3-point distance plus 5-of-7 at the free throw line. He also tallied nine assists, three rebounds and two steals. Ochai Agbaji also scored 22 points to go with eight boards and three dimes. Udoka Azuibuike added 15 points, 17 caroms and two assists.
Kangaroos stay winless on road
Missouri-Kansas City fell by a score of 82-73 Tuesday at McNeese State to drop to 5-6 overall and 0-5 on the road. The Kangaroos were outscored 50-32 in the second half to blow a lead. Jahshire Hardnett paced UMKC with 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting including 4-of-8 from 3-point range. He also recorded three steals. Marvin Nesbitt Jr. tallied 14 points, two boards and two steals. Javan White added 10 points and five caroms.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Jayhawks are 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall. Kansas is 4-1 ATS in its last five home games.
The Kangaroos are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games following an ATS loss. Missouri-Kansas City is 0-4 ATS in its last four games following a straight up loss.
The Kangaroos have not lost a game by more than 18 points this season and that includes three losses against top 100 teams. Kansas really eased off the gas pedal against Milwaukee and I could see the same thing happening here on a neutral court. The Jayhawks have a big road date ahead at Villanova and I wouldn't be shocked if they are already looking ahead.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: UMKC KANGAROOS +23