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Kansas Jayhawks vs. East Tennessee State Buccaneers - 11/19/19 NCAAB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
East Tennessee State Buccaneers at Kansas Jayhawks
Date & Time Tuesday November 19, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
Allen Fieldhouse
Lawrence, KS
The Line
Kansas Jayhawks -14.0 . Total 143.0
TV Channel
ESPN+
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Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The East Tennessee State Buccaneers are on the road for a clash with the Kansas Jayhawks.  The Buccaneers are (3-0) this year, coming off a 61-58 win over Winthrop.  The Jayhawks are ranked 4th and are (2-1).  Kansas is coming off a win against Monmouth 112-57.

In the Buccaneers win over Winthrop, East Tennessee State was led by Bo Hodges.  Hodges came 1 rebound shy of a double-double for the game.  Hodges recorded 17 points, 9 rebounds, while also blocking 2 shots defensively.  The Buccaneers were out shot from the floor, 46% to 42%.  Neither team was great from the free throw line, actually both teams were awful from the line.  The difference was the Buccaneers had more attempts from the line and made 12 compared to Winthrop's 3. 

In the Jayhawks win over Monmouth, Kansas was guided by David McCormack.  McCormack recorded a double-double in the stomp of Monmouth.  McCormack registered 17 points and also reeled in 11 rebounds.  Kansas shot 56% from the floor and 47% from deep.  Kansas held Monmouth to just 30% from the floor and 18% from deep.  Kansas forced 15 turnovers, compared to their 7.

Recent Betting Trends:

Buccaneers are 20-9-2 ATS in their last 31 road games.

Buccaneers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall.

The over is 4-1 in Buccaneers last 5 road games.

Jayhawks are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 home games.

Jayhawks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. the Southern.

The over is 24-11-2 in Jayhawks last 37 home games.

Both teams have no issue scoring the ball.  Each team has done well defensively, holding their opponents to an average of 62 or less points per game.  Kansas has had the toughest schedule out of the two and are out to prove a message, after their opening night loss.  The Buccaneers may do well in their conference, but will struggle to score consistently against this Jayhawks defense.  Final score prediction, Kansas covers 82-66. 

Pick:
KU -14.0
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