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Kansas vs Southern Utah 11/18/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Southern Utah Thunderbirds (3-1) vs. Kansas Jayhawks (3-0)
November 18, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Kansas Jayhawks -21.5 / Southern Utah Thunderbirds +21.5; Over/Under: +149.5
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The Southern Utah Thunderbirds and Kansas Jayhawks meet Friday in college basketball action at the Allen Fieldhouse. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds look for a 4-1 start. The Kansas Jayhawks look to remain undefeated. 

The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are averaging 103.8 points on 53.4 percent shooting and allowing 64.8 points on 38.8 percent shooting. Tevian Jones is averaging 18 points and 4.3 rebounds, while Jason Spurgin is averaging 10.5 points and 1.5 assists. Maizen Fausett is the third double-digit scorer and Cameron Healy is dishing 2.3 assists. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 65 percent from the free throw line. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are allowing 30.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game.

The Kansas Jayhawks are averaging 80 points on 49 percent shooting and allowing 62.3 points on 36.8 percent shooting. Jalen Wilson is averaging 21.7 points and 10.3 rebounds, while Gradey Dick is averaging 16.3 points and 3 rebounds. MJ Rice is the third double-digit scorer and Kevin McCullar Jr. is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Kansas Jayhawks are shooting 31.1 percent from beyond the arc and 53.1 percent from the free throw line. The Kansas Jayhawks are allowing 23 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40 rebounds per game.

The Thunderbirds are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Jayhawks are 13-5-1 ATS in their last 19 Friday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win. The over is 20-9 in Thunderbirds last 29 road games. The under is 5-2 in Jayhawks last 7 overall.

The numbers would indicate that the Southern Utah Thunderbirds have a chance to hang in this matchup, but then you realize they’ve only played one division I school through 4 games. Yeah… This is a massive step-up in competition, to say the least. The Kansas Jayhawks are overwhelming the better team here and should be able to win comfortably. The only concern is a possible letdown spot after the big win over Duke. Either way, I’m laying the points with the Jayhawks.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Kansas Jayhawks -21.5

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