Eagles vs. Jayhawks Prediction

Eastern Michigan vs. Kansas 12/29/18, Prediction & Odds

The fifth-ranked Kansas Jayhawks are coming off their first loss of the season and will look to bounce back today at home versus the Eastern Michigan Eagles. Can Eastern Michigan continue to make life tough for Kansas and stay within the number this afternoon?

Game Snapshot

617 Eastern Michigan Eagles at 618 Kansas Jayhawks

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Allen Fieldhouse at 2PM ET

TV: ESPN+

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Jayhawks are a 22-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 139.5 points. As of Saturday morning, 78 percent of public bets are pouring in on host Kansas. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.

Eagles roll past Siena Heights

Eastern Michigan cruised past NAIA foe Siena Heights last Saturday afternoon by a count of 91-71. Kevin McAdoo paced the Eagles with 18 points on 6-of-12 shooting including 3-of-7 on 3-point tries and 3-of-3 at the free throw line. James Thompson IV contributed a double-double of 17 points and 16 rebounds. Elijah Minnie tallied 10 points, seven boards and two steals. Ty Groce added 10 points, five caroms, four assists and two steals. Eastern Michigan shot 33-of-68 from the floor, 5-of-27 from 3-point range and 19-of-29 at the free throw line.

Jayhawks fall to Sun Devils

Kansas lost its first game of the season last Saturday night to drop from the No. 1 spot in the nation with an 80-76 loss at Arizona State. Dedric Lawson had a huge game with 30 points and grabbed 14 rebounds. Lagerald Vick contributed 14 points 14 points, two rebounds and two steals. Devon Dotson added 12 points, five assists and four boards. The Jayhawks led by eight at halftime before being outscored 49-37 in the second half. Kansas shot 27-of-65 from the floor, 7-of-28 from 3-point range and 15-of-16 from the charity stripe.

College Basketball Betting Trends

Eastern Michigan

The Eagles are 0-5 ATS in their last five road games. Eastern Michigan is 0-5 ATS in its last five games following a straight up win.

Kansas

The Jayhawks are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games versus the Mid-American Conference. Kansas is 0-6 ATS in its last six Saturday games.

Prediction:

Kansas has played a very difficult schedule this season and the Eagles are actually the lowest-ranked team it has faced thus far this season. While Eastern Michigan can fluster some opponents with its 2-3 zone, look for the Jayhawks to be focused on playing a strong game in all facets after the setback against Arizona State. I'm giving the points in this one as Kansas should roll behind what is always a racuous crowd at Allen Fieldhouse.

 

NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: KANSAS JAYHAWKS -22

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