Kansas vs. Kentucky - 1/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kentucky Wildcats (16-4) at Kansas Jayhawks (16-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Allen Fieldhouse)
The Line: Kansas Jayhawks -5 -- Over/Under: 149.5 See the Latest Odds
The Kansas Jayhawks and the Kentucky Wildcats face off on Saturday in SEC vs, Big 12 college basketball action.
The Kansas Jayhawks are 16-4 this season and they have lost three of their last five games. Kansas is averaging 81.6 points per game and they are shooting 47.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 69.1 points and their opponents are shooting 40.9 percent. Perry Ellis leads the Jayhawks averaging 16.7 points and 6.6 rebounds per game. Wayne Selden Jr. is averaging 14.6 points, Frank Mason III is averaging 13.4 points, and Devonte’ Graham is averaging 10.5 points. Kansas is 10-0 at home and 11-1 in non-conference games.
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The Kentucky Wildcats are 16-4 this season and they have won their last three games and five of their last six. Kentucky is averaging 77.9 points per game and they are shooting 47.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 66.4 points and their opponents are shooting 40.1 percent. Jamal Murray leads UK averaging 17.5 points per game. Tyler Ulis is averaging 15.5 points and 6.1 assists, Isaiah Briscoe is averaging 10.2 points and 5.3 rebounds, and Alex Poythress is averaging 9.7 points and 6.6 rebounds. Kentucky is 2-3 on the road and 10-2 in non-SEC games.
Kansas is 2-6 against the spread against the SEC, 0-4 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 0-5 against the spread in their last five games overall. Kentucky is 7-3 against the spread against the Big 12, 6-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 4-10-1 against the spread in their last 15 road games. The home team has covered the point spread in the last five meetings of these two teams.
Kansas hasn’t looked all that strong but Kentucky’s last five wins have been against softer competition but I will take the points with UK.