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Kansas vs. North Carolina Greensboro - 11/8/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Kansas vs. North Carolina Greensboro
Date & Time Friday November 8, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
Allen Fieldhouse
Lawrence, KS
The Line
Kansas Jayhawks -15.5 . Total 144.5
TV Channel
ESPNU
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Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The UNC Greensboro Spartans travel to Allen Fieldhouse for a matchup with the Kansas Jayhawks. The Spartans are (1-0) on the season after blowing out North Carolina A&T Aggies, 83-50.  The Jayhawks (0-1) opened the season in the State Farm Champions Classic and left with a loss to the Duke Blue Devils, 68-66.  

The Spartans took control early and were up 22 on the Aggies at halftime.  UNC Greensboro was led in scoring by Kaleb Hunter with 17 points.  Isaiah Miller contributed 13 points.  The Spartans held the Aggies to 32% shooting from the floor.  The Spartans offensively shot 43%.  Spartans were good defensively holding the Aggies to 50 points and forcing 19 turnovers.  UNC Greensboro had 17 assists to 10 turnovers in the game.

Kansas opened the season with a loss to Duke, just the second time the Jayhawks have started 0-1 in the Bill Self era.  Devon Dotson led the way for Kansas, scoring 17 points and snagging 2 rebounds.  David McCormack added 6 points but was great on the boards, pulling down 13 rebounds.  The Jayhawks shot 46% from the floor for the game.  The Jayhawks hurt their chance by committing 28 turnovers, compared to the Blue Devils 16 turnovers.  Kansas led by 9 points in the game.

Recent Betting Trends:

Spartans are 5-1 ATS in their last 7 Friday games.

Spartans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games.

The under is 4-1 in Spartans last 5 overall.

Jayhawks are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 home games.

Jayhawks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. the Southern Conf.

The over is 11-5 in Jayhawks last 16 games.

The Jayhawks are 1-0 head to head against the Spartans.  Kansas lost their first game and one can only bet the Jayhawks will come out firing on all cylinders.  The Spartans won a program best 29 games a year ago and were one of the teams left out of an at large bid to the NCAA Tournament.  The Spartans are not the same as last year, having lost 2 key starters.  If the Spartans are going to want to compete, they will need a big game from Isaiah Miller.  While the Spartans have a good program, it's just a shame that they are the first team on the Jayhawks schedule following a loss to Duke.  Final score prediction, Kansas will win and cover 83-65.    

Pick:
KU -15.5
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