Kansas vs. UConn - 3/19/16 NCAA Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UConn Huskies at Kansas Jayhawks
College Basketball: Saturday, March 19, 2016 7:30 pm (Wells Fargo Arena)
The Line: Kansas Jayhawks -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UConn Huskies and Kansas Jayhawks meet Saturday in the NCAA tournament at the Wells Fargo Arena.
The UConn Huskies look for another win after beating Colorado on Thursday. The UConn Huskies are averaging 73.4 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 63.1 points on 38.2 percent shooting. Shonn Miller is averaging 12.8 points and 5.4 rebounds while Rodney Purvis is averaging 12.5 points and 2.1 assists. Daniel Hamilton is dishing 4.8 assists and Sterling Gibbs is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The UConn Huskies are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Huskies are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game. The UConn Huskies are 5-3 on neutral courts this season.
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The Kansas Jayhawks look for another win after beating Austin Peay on Thursday. The Kansas Jayhawks are averaging 81.6 points on 49.4 percent shooting and allowing 67.7 points on 39.8 percent shooting. Perry Ellis is averaging 16.7 points and 5.9 rebounds while Wayne Selden Jr. is averaging 13.3 points and 2.5 assists. Frank Mason III is dishing 4.7 assists and Devonte' Graham is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Kansas Jayhawks are shooting 42.6 percent from beyond the arc and 70.6 percent from the free throw line. The Jayhawks are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.7 rebounds per game. The Kansas Jayhawks are 7-1 on neutral courts this season.
One of the rules that I have in tournament games is you don't bet against UConn. UConn is 24-3 since 2011 in conference and NCAA Tournament games. Kevin Ollie has yet to lose an NCAA tournament game since taking over as head coach of the Huskies. Yes, Kansas is the better team here, but that hasn't stopped upsets in the past.
You don't bet against UConn in tournament games. Period.
Take the points.