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Kansas vs Cincinnati Basketball Picks 3-13-24

Cincinnati Bearcats (19-13) vs. Kansas Jayhawks (22-9)
March 13, 2024 9:30 pm EDT
The Line: Kansas Jayhawks +2.5; Over/Under: +137.5
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The Cincinnati Bearcats and Kansas Jayhawks meet Wednesday in the college basketball Big 12 Championship Second Round at the T-Mobile Center. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Cincinnati Bearcats vs Kansas Jayhawks prediction.

Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Preview

The Cincinnati Bearcats recently lost to Oklahoma while beating West Virginia. The Cincinnati Bearcats are averaging 74.8 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 67.8 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Dan Skillings Jr. is averaging 12.1 points and 1.5 assists, while Day Day Thomas is averaging 10.2 points and 2.3 rebounds. Simas Lukosius is the third double-digit scorer and Viktor Lakhin is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Cincinnati Bearcats are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 68.7 percent from the free throw line. The Cincinnati Bearcats are allowing 3.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.8 rebounds per game.

Kansas Jayhawks Betting Preview

The Kansas Jayhawks recently beat Kansas State while losing to Baylor and Houston. The Kansas Jayhawks are averaging 76 points on 49.4 percent shooting and allowing 68.6 points on 40.5 percent shooting. Kevin McCullar Jr. is averaging 18.3 points and 6 rebounds, while Hunter Dickinson is averaging 18 points and 10.8 rebounds. KJ Adams Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Johnny Furphy is dishing 1 assist. The Kansas Jayhawks are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72.8 percent from the free throw line. The Kansas Jayhawks are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.6 rebounds per game.

Cincinnati Bearcats vs Kansas Jayhawks prediction

I considered the Kansas Jayhawks and the free bucket, given the fact they’re the more talented team and have the rest advantage. However, the line is because Kansas is expected to be without Hunter Dickinson and Kevin McCullar. Those are Kansas top two players, and we’re seeing the Jayhakws have issues as it is, with losses in 3 of their last 4 games. Kansas couldn’t do anything offensively against Houston. Cincinnati is coming off a hard fought win over West Virginia and has to view this as a chance to steal a game and move deeper in the Big 12 Tournament. I’ll lay the bucket given Kansas roster issues.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Cincinnati Bearcats -2.5

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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter.

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