Kansas vs. Washington - 12/6/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Huskies (6-2) at Kansas Jayhawks (7-0)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 9:00 pm (Sprint Center)
The Line: Kansas Jayhawks -21 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Washington Huskies pay a visit to the #2 Kansas Jayhawks as part of the Jayhawk Shootout in college basketball action on Wednesday night.
The Washington Huskies will look for a huge win to add to their current 4 game winning streak following an 86-73 win over Nebraska Omaha last time out. David Crisp led the team with 24 points on 8 of 16 shooting with a pair of threes and 4 steals. Noah Dickerson came 2nd with 16 points and 6 rebounds, while Jaylen Nowell added 14 points along with 6 rebounds and a team-high 4 assists. Matisse Thybulle added 12 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals and 5 blocks to round out the scoring in double figures for Washington in the win. Nowell leads the team in scoring with 17.9 points per game while Dickerson leads the team on the glass with 8 rebounds per game and Crisp is the team’s top assist man, dishing out 3 assists per game this season. As a team, Washington is scoring 81.4 points per game on 46.2% shooting from the field, 32.5% from behind the arc and 72.2% from the foul line this season.
USA TODAY Sports
The #2 Kansas Jayhawks will try to remain perfect after climbing to 7-0 on the year following a 76-60 win over Syracuse in their last outing. Devonte’ Graham led the team with 35 points on 10 of 17 shooting with 7 threes, 5 assists and a pair of steals. Lagerald Vick came 2nd with 20 points on 8 of 17 shooting with a team-high 8 rebounds, 7 assists and a pair of steals as well, while Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk added 11 points to finish off the scoring in double figures for Kansas in the win. Graham leads KU with an average of 18.6 points and 8 assists per game, while Udoka Azubuike leads the team in rebounding with 7 boards per game this season. As a team, Kansas is scoring the 6th-most points per game in the country with 91.9 per game, while boasting the 3rd-best field goal percentage at 53.5% and the 8th-best 3-point percentage at 43.5%. The Jayhawks are also shooting 73.5% from the foul line this season. Kansas also owns one of the toughest defensive units in the country, holding opponents to just 61.3 points per game and the 3rd-lowest field goal percentage against, allowing opposition to shoot just 35.4% from the field this season.
Washington is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games while the under is 5-2 in their last 7 games against the Big 12. Kansas is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 non-conference games.
Say what you want about Kansas, but this is a well-coached team that already has a win over Kentucky, and double-digit victories over Syracuse, Toledo and San Diego State just to name a few. Outside of the Kentucky and Syracuse games, the Jayhawks’ average margin of victory is almost 39 points per game. Yikes. I’m not saying Washington won’t compete, but Kansas is just heads and shoulders the better team right now and should have no problem running away with this one in the 2nd half.