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Kentucky vs Kansas Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/28/23

Kansas Jayhawks (16-4) vs. Kentucky Wildcats (14-6)
January 28, 2023 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Kentucky Wildcats -2.5 / Kansas Jayhawks +2.5; Over/Under: +142.5
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The Kansas Jayhawks and Kentucky Wildcats meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Rupp Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Kansas Jayhawks Betting Preview

The Kansas Jayhawks are averaging 75.9 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 67.5 points on 40.6 percent shooting. Jalen Wilson is averaging 21.4 points and 8.6 rebounds, while Gradey Dick is averaging 14.9 points and 5.2 rebounds. Kevin McCullar Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and KJ Adams Jr. is dishing 2 assists. The Kansas Jayhawks are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72 percent from the free throw line. The Kansas Jayhawks are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.4 rebounds per game.

The Kentucky Wildcats Betting Preview

The Kentucky Wildcats are averaging 75.7 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 66.4 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Oscar Tshiebwe is averaging 16.6 points and 13.9 rebounds, while Antonio Reeves is averaging 12.9 points and 2.2 rebounds. Cason Wallace is the third double-digit scorer and Jacob Toppin is dishing 2.1 assists. The Kentucky Wildcats are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 68 percent from the free throw line. The Kentucky Wildcats are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.9 rebounds per game.

The Jayhawks are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Wildcats are 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The under is 4-0 in Jayhawks last 4 Saturday games. The over is 7-3 in Wildcats last 10 overall. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

Randy’s Free Pick

The Kentucky Wildcats are playing the better ball at the moment, and they’re at home here, where they win by an average of 19.6 points. The line is probably accurate. With that said, we’re getting Kansas in the underdog role, something you’re not going to get often the rest of the way. This is just the fourth time this season, Kansas is an underdog. This is a case of me taking whichever team was an underdog. So, Kansas it is.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Kansas Jayhawks +2.5

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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA and is more than familiar with what it takes to navigate a 150 game college basketball Saturday and a 162 game MLB schedule. Randy has done it all. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter or catch him on the PickDawgz YouTube channel.

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