Kansas Jayhawks vs. UMKC Kangaroos - 12/14/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UMKC Kangaroos at Kansas Jayhawks
Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 4:30 PM (Allen Fieldhouse)
KU -23 TOTAL 135.5
The UMKC Kangaroos (5-6) will visit the Kansas Jayhawks (8-1) at the Allen Fieldhouse. UMKC has lost three of their last four games with the lone win coming against Western Illinois. After a Louisville loss to Texas Tech earlier in the week, Kansas could become the number one team in the nation with a win over UMKC.
UMKC is led by Javan White who leads the team in scoring with 12 points per game along with 7.5 rebounds per game. Jahshire Hardnett has 2.3 assists per game. UMKC play at a slow pace and will absolutely try to limit the amount of possessions against Kansas in this one. The Kangaroos score 70.3 points per game and limit the opposition to 65.4 points a game. They shoot almost 45 percent from the field and do not rebound well enough with just 33.1 rebounds a game.
Kansas is led by Devon Dotson who leads the team in scoring with 19.8 points per game. Dotson also leads the Jayhawks in assists with 5.0 per game. Udoka Azubuike mans the middle with 8.4 rebounds per game. Kansas has won eight games in a row after taking a loss to Duke in the first game of the season. Kansas has had one scare during the win streak against Dayton, which went into overtime. The Jayhawks are scoring 83.1 points per game and allowing just 64.3 points on the other end. If Kansas is able to play a little faster in this game, the Jayhawks will push away without a problem.
Kangaroos are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up loss.
Jayhawks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
Under is 5-0 in Kangaroos last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
Over is 5-0 in Jayhawks last 5 games as an underdog.
Kansas will play at their tempo, increase possessions, and rebound very well against a UMKC team that doesn’t have the best rebounding. This will be a cake walk for Kansas. Final Score Predictions: Kansas wins and covers ATS, 85-64.