Kansas vs. Vanderbilt 11/25/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Vanderbilt Commodores (5-0) vs. Kansas Jayhawks (3-1)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 25, 2014 at 10:00 pm (Lahaina Civic Center)
The Line: Kansas Jayhawks -2,5 -- Over/Under: 152.5 See the Latest Odds
The Kansas Jayhawks and the Vanderbilt Commodores face off Wednesday in a college basketball matchup in the Championship game of the Maui Classic.
The Kansas Jayhawks are 3-1 this season but they rolled through UCLA on Tuesday to reach this game. For the season Kansas is averaging 99.2 points and they are shooting 52.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 74 points and their opponents are shooting 41.4 percent. Perry Ellis leads the Jayhawks averaging 18 points and 5.5 rebounds. Wayne Selden Jr. is averaging 15 points, Frank Mason III is averaging 13.8 points and 5.0 rebounds, and Brannen Greene is averaging 12 points. Kansas has a veteran team and they should be a factor all season long.
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The Vanderbilt Commodores are 5-0 this season and they blew out Wake Forest on Tuesday to reach this game. Vandy is averaging 87 points and they are shooting 49.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 58.8 points and their opponents are shooting 34.2 percent. Wade Baldwin IV leads the Commodores averaging 14 points per game. Damian Jones is averaging 11.4 points and 6.6 rebounds, Jeff Roberson is averaging 10.8 points 7.3 rebounds, and Luke Kornet is averaging 10.6 points and 6.6 rebounds. Vanderbilt appears to be a contender to challenge Kentucky in the SEC.
Kansas is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven non-conference games, 1-5 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 1-6 against the spread against the SEC. Vanderbilt is 4-0 against the spread following a win, 4-1 against the spread against the Big 12, and 14-3 against the spread in their last 17 games.
This is going to be a great game and they go the right team in the finals. With it really being a toss up, I am going to take the points here and they could very well come into play.