New Mexico State Aggies (7-1) at Kansas Jayhawks (7-0)
|Date & Time||Saturday December 8, 2018, 8:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Kansas Jayhawks -14 -- Over/Under: 148.5
The New Mexico State Aggies and Kansas Jayhawks meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Sprint Center.
The New Mexico State Aggies look for a statement road victory to build on their 7-1 start to the season. The New Mexico State Aggies are averaging 81 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 67.9 points on 43.2 percent shooting. A.J. Harris is averaging 12.6 points and 2.7 assists while Ivan Aurrecoechea is averaging 11.6 points and 5.8 rebounds. Terrell Brown is the third double-digit scorer and Eli Chuha is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The New Mexico State Aggies are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 69.9 percent from the free throw line. The New Mexico State Aggies are allowing 40.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.5 rebounds per game. The New Mexico State Aggies have won six of their last seven non-home games.
The Kansas Jayhawks look to keep the ball rolling while remaining undefeated on the season. The Kansas Jayhawks are averaging 84.4 points on 49.1 percent shooting and allowing 73 points on 40.1 percent shooting. Dedric Lawson is averaging 19 points and 3.1 assists while Lagerald Vick is averaging 17.9 points and 3.7 rebounds. Udoka Azubuike is the third double-digit scorer and Devon Dotson is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Kansas Jayhawks are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 65.2 percent from the free throw line. The Kansas Jayhawks are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.9 rebounds per game. The Kansas Jayhawks have won 10 of their last 11 non-home games.
The Aggies are 37-16-1 ATS in their last 54 Saturday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 vs. Big 12. The Jayhawks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The over is 15-5-1 in Jayhawks last 21 overall. The under is 5-2 in Aggies last 7 road games.
The New Mexico State Aggies are no pushover and have displayed a balanced attack that gives them a fighting chance to at least compete. But I'm worried about the lack of comp New Mexico State has played up to this point, as a trip to Kansas is much tougher than anything they've played this season. The Kansas Jayhawks are also getting better and better every time they take the court, and it's only a matter of time before they start laying the wood to lesser teams. I'll eat the chalk in this contest.