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UCF vs Kansas Basketball Picks 1-10-24

Kansas Jayhawks (13-1) vs. Central Florida Knights (9-4)
January 10, 2024 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Central Florida Knights +6.5 / Kansas Jayhawks -6.5; Over/Under: +142.5
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The Kansas Jayhawks are riding a 9-game winning streak. The UCF Knights look for a win after winning 5 of their last 7 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Kansas Jayhawks vs UCF Knights prediction.

Kansas Jayhawks Betting Preview

The Kansas Jayhawks recently beat Yale, Wichita State and TCU. The Kansas Jayhawks are averaging 79.9 points on 50.7 percent shooting and allowing 66.4 points on 38.9 percent shooting. Kevin McCullar Jr. is averaging 20.1 points and 6.8 rebounds, while Hunter Dickinson is averaging 19.4 points and 12.4 rebounds. KJ Adams Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Dajuan Harris Jr. is dishing 7 assists. The Kansas Jayhawks are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Kansas Jayhawks are allowing 30.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.1 rebounds per game.

UCF Knights Betting Preview

The UCF Knights recently beat Florida A&M and Bethune-Cookman while losing to Kansas State. The UCF Knights are averaging 76.5 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 65.2 points on 39 percent shooting. Jaylin Sellers is averaging 17.8 points and 1.1 assists, while Darius Johnson is averaging 13.9 points and 3 rebounds. Marchelus Avery is the third double-digit scorer and Shemarri Allen is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The UCF Knights are shooting 32.3 percent from beyond the arc and 68.8 percent from the free throw line. The UCF Knights are allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.3 rebounds per game.

Kansas Jayhawks vs UCF Knights prediction

The Kansas Jayhawks are the better, more talented team, but they got lucky to get past TCU, and now they’re on the road against a tough, physical UCF squad. The UCF Knights are one of the better defensive teams in the country, and they have the ability to make this game physical and ugly. It’s also going to be a packed house, as UCF doesn’t get these chances often. Kansas has failed to cover 7 of its last 10 games. Give me UCF and the points.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Central Florida Knights +6.5

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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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