Miami Hurricanes (26-10) vs. Kansas Jayhawks (31-6)
March 27, 2022 2:20 pm EDT
The Line: Kansas Jayhawks -6.5 / Miami Hurricanes +6.5; Over/Under: +148
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The Kansas Jayhawks and the Miami Hurricanes meet in an Elite 8 matchup in college basketball action from the United Center on Sunday afternoon.
The Miami Hurricanes come into this one on the heels of their 70-56 win over Iowa State in the Sweet 16 last time out. Kameron McGusty led the Canes with 27 points on 10 of 18 shooting with 4 threes along with 6 rebounds while Jordan Miller had 16 points on 6 of 6 shooting with 7 boards and Sam Waardenburg added 13 points on 5 of 9 shooting with 3 threes, 8 rebounds and 5 assists to cap off the scoring in double figures for Miami in the win. McGusty also had 4 steals while Charlie Moore added 7 points with a team-high 9 assists in the win.
The Kansas Jayhawks will look to build on their 66-61 Sweet 16 win over Providence in their last game. Remy Martin led the Jayhawks with 23 points on 7 of 13 shooting with an 8 of 13 mark from the foul line as well as a team-high 3 assists while Jalen Wilson had 16 points with a team-high 11 rebounds as the only other double-digit scorer for Kansas up to this point in the season. Christian Braun also had 10 rebounds of his own in the victory for Kansas.
Miami is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 neutral site games as an underdog and 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 NCAA tournament games. Kansas is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 NCAA tournament games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a win while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 games following an ATS loss.
I get the case to be made for Miami laying points as the Jayhawks just keep plugging along with an experienced team that continues to find ways to get it done. However, Miami’s no slouch and are doing everything well on both ends of the floor right now. I’m not sure the ‘Canes pull off the outright upset here, but this should be a one possession game at most. Give me the ‘Canes and the points.