Kansas Jayhawks vs. UC Irvine Anteaters - 12/29/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UC Irvine Anteaters (10-4) at Kansas Jayhawks (10-1)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Allen Fieldhouse)
The Line: Kansas Jayhawks -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UC Irvine Anteaters will travel to play the Kansas Jayhawks in a non-conference game on Tuesday.
The Kansas Jayhawks are 10-1 and are coming off of a win against San Diego State by a score of 70-57. Kansas led by 12 points at halftime and was able to hold off a few late comeback attempts from the Aztecs. Perry Ellis had 20 points and 3 rebounds for Kansas. Frank Mason III added 12 points and 4 rebounds for the Jayhawks. Kansas was out rebounded by a total of 35-33 and had 13 assists in their victory. Kansas is averaging 88 points per game while giving up 65.3 points per game. Kansas is also averaging 37.8 rebounds per game and 18.6 assists per game. Wayne Selden Jr. is averaging 15.5 points per game and 3 assists per game, while Perry Ellis is averaging 15.2 points per game and 5.9 rebounds per game for Kansas. Kansas is shooting 69.8% on free throws, 46.3% on three-pointers, and 51.7% on all field goal attempts.
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The UC Irvine Anteaters are 10-4 and are coming off of a win against Norfolk State by a score of 80-62. UC Irvine led by 16 points at halftime and cruised to the victory in this game. Mamadou Ndiaye had 21 points and 9 rebounds for UC Irvine. Luke Nelson added 17 points and 4 rebounds for the Anteaters. UC Irvine out rebounded their opponent by a total of 47-33 and had 17 assists in their victory. UC Irvine is averaging 70 points per game while giving up 64.6 points per game. UC Irvine is also averaging 37 rebounds per game and 15.9 assists per game. Mamadou Ndiaye is averaging 12.4 points per game and 7.3 rebounds per game, while Mike Best is averaging 8.9 points per game and 4.2 rebounds per game for UC Irvine. UC Irvine is shooting 69.7% on free throws, 33.7% on three-pointers, and 45.3% on all field goal attempts.
UC Irvine is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games. UC Irvine is 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games against the Big 12. The over is 4-1 in UC Irvine’s last 5 road games. Kansas is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games. Kansas is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. The under is 4-1 in the Kansas last 5 games.
Kansas looks to have another team that can dominate opponents up and down the court. Kansas is one of the highest scoring teams in the nation, and are allowing less than 70 points per game. UC Irvine is off to a good start and has a very big lineup, which could cause a problem for Kansas down low. Kansas has looked very good this season and I don’t see that changing here.