Kansas vs. Kentucky - 11/14/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kentucky Wildcats (2-0) at Kansas Jayhawks (1-0)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 9:30 pm (United Center)
The Line: Kansas Jayhawks -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Kentucky Wildcats and Kansas Jayhawks meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the United Center on ESPN.
The Kentucky Wildcats look for a quick 3-0 start to the season after beating Utah Valley and Vermont. The Kentucky Wildcats are averaging 73 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 66 points on 43 percent shooting. Hamidou Diallo is averaging 17 points and three assists while Kevin Knox is averaging 11.5 points and seven rebounds. PJ Washington is the third double-digit scorer and Quade Green is grabbing two rebounds. The Kentucky Wildcats are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The Kentucky Wildcats are allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game. The Kentucky Wildcats have won nine of their last 10 neutral site games.
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The Kansas Jayhawks look for a 2-0 start after beating up on Tennessee State on Friday. The Kansas Jayhawks are averaging 92 points on 60 percent shooting and allowing 56 points on 32.8 percent shooting. Lagerald Vick is averaging 23 points and three assists while Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk is averaging 15 points and five rebounds. Udoka Azubuike is the third double-digit scorer and Malik Newman is grabbing four rebounds. The Kansas Jayhawks are shooting 42.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72.7 percent from the free throw line. The Kansas Jayhawks are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game. The Kansas Jayhawks have won six of their last eight neutral site games.
The Wildcats are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 Tuesday games, 10-4-2 ATS in their last 16 neutral site games and 1-3-2 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Jayhawks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games, 15-6 ATS in their last 21 neutral site games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The favorite is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Kentucky has looked a little shaky in its first two games, as it only beat Utah Valley by 10 points and Vermont by four points. Vermont scored 45 points against the WIldcats in the second half. Maybe it's going to take time for these young guys to jell or maybe it's a bit of a lookahead facotr to this game. Either way, I like the Kansas Jayhawks to win this contest. While trying to split these teams this early is a bit of a tough task due to the lack of sample size and the oodles of talent, I like the depth and experience of Kansas to prevail. Kansas has a lot of returning players from last years squad and was able to score 92 points in its opener with Devonte' Graham taking just seven shots. That's scary. Kentucky has been on the winning side the last three years in these games, but Kansas should get the job done here.