Colorado Buffaloes vs. Kansas Jayhawks Pick, Odds, Prediction 12/7/13
Kansas Jayhawks (6-1) at Colorado Buffaloes (8-1)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 3:15 pm (Coors Events Center)
The Line: Colorado Buffaloes -1.5 -- Over/Under: TBA See the Latest Odds
The Colorado Buffaloes and the Kansas Jayhawks face off on Saturday in college basketball action.
The Colorado Buffaloes lost their opening game this season but since then they have run off eight wins in a row. CU has played the 87th ranked schedule and with this game and one against Oklahoma State along with the Pac-12 schedule things are going to get more difficult. Spencer Dinwiddie is averaging 15.3 points and he leads the Buffaloes in scoring. Josh Scott is averaging 12.2 points and 8.7 rebounds, Askia Booker is averaging 11.4 points, and Xavier Johnson is averaging 9.1 points. Colorado is averaging 77.2 points and they are shooting 45.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 64.9 points and their opponents are shooting 40.2 percent. Colorado will need to play their best game if they hope to keep their winning streak alive.
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The Kansas Jayhawks have one loss this season and they are ranked seventh in the nation. Bill Self’s team was cruising right along until they fell to Villanova two games back and then squeaked by UTEP by four in their last game. Perry Ellis is leading the Jayhawks averaging 15.1 points and 6.6 rebounds per game. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 14.3 points and 5.6 rebounds, Wayne Selden Jr. is averaging 9.4 points, and Joel Embiid is averaging 9.1 points and 7.0 rebounds. Kansas is averaging 80.1 points and they are shooting 50.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.7 points and their opponents are shooting 41.7 percent. With Wiggins likely to only be with KU for this season the Jayhawks are thinking Final Four.
Colorado is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, 2-5 against the spread following a game that they covered the spread, and 4-1 against the spread in their last five non-conference games. Kansas is 5-1 against the spread against the Pac-12, 12-5 against the spread following a win, and 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games following three or more home games. Kansas is 2-5 against the spread in the last seven meetings of these two.
We are getting Kansas as a mild dog here and that isn’t something we will get often this year so I am going to take it.
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