Kansas vs. Utah - 12/13/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Utes (7-1) at Kansas Jayhawks (7-1)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 3:15 pm (Allen Fieldhouse)
The Line: Kansas Jayhawks -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Kansas Jayhawks and the Utah Utes face off on Saturday at the Sprint Center in Kansas City in college basketball action.
The Kansas Jayhawks are 7-1 this season and are ranked number 10 in the nation. KU has played the 16th ranked schedule in the nation with wins coming over Georgetown, Tennessee, Michigan State, Florida, among others. Kansas is averaging 70.1 points and they are shooting 41.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 63.6 points and their opponents are shooting 40.2 percent. Perry Ellis leads the Jayhawks averaging 14.4 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. Frank Mason is averaging 10.6 points, Cliff Alexander is averaging 9.6 points and 6.5 rebounds, and Wayne Selden Jr. is averaging 9.2 points. Kansas projects to play the toughest schedule in the nation.
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The Utah Utes are 7-1 this season and they enter this game ranked 13th in the nation. Utah has played the 64th ranked schedule in the nation and they are 1-1 away from home but haven’t played a neutral site game this season. Utah is averaging 78.6 points and they are shooting 51.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 57.4 points and their opponents are shooting 35.8 percent. Delon Wright leads the Utes averaging 15.1 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 4.9 assists per game. Jakob Poeltl is averaging 11.2 points and 9.2 rebounds, Jordan Loveridge is averaging 11.5 points, and Brandon Taylor is averaging 10.2 points. Utah is one of the most improved teams in the nation this year.
Kansas is 5-1 against the spread in their last six games, 4-1 against the spread following a win, and 5-0 against the spread against a tea with a winning record. Utah is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven neutral site games, 21-7-1 against the spread in their last 30 non-conference games, and 0-5 against the spread against the Big 12.
This is one of those close ones that comes down to the last shot and I will be happy to have the point though I see Kansas escaping with a win.