Stanford Cardinal (4-3) at Kansas Jayhawks (5-0)
|Date & Time||Saturday December 1, 2018, 5:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Kansas Jayhawks -19 -- Over/Under: 148
The Stanford Cardinal and Kansas Jayhawks meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Allen Fieldhouse.
The Stanford Cardinal look for a statement win after splitting their last six games. The Stanford Cardinal are averaging 68.7 points on 42.3 percent shooting and allowing 68.3 points on 41.1 percent shooting. KZ Okpala is averaging 16.3 points and six rebounds while Cormac Ryan is averaging 10.7 points and two assists. Daejon Davis is dishing 2.7 assists and Oscar da Silva is grabbing six rebounds. The Stanford Cardinal are shooting 30.1 percent from beyond the arc and 69.3 percent from the free throw line. The Stanford Cardinal are allowing 24 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.6 rebounds per game. The Stanford Cardinal have split their last six road games.
The Kansas Jayhawks look for another victory to build on their solid 5-0 start to the season. The Kansas Jayhawks are averaging 85.8 points on 48.9 percent shooting and allowing 76 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Lagerald Vick is averaging 19.6 points and two assists while Dedric Lawson is averaging 7.8 points and 10.4 rebounds. Udoka Azubuike is the third double-digit scorer and Devon Dotson is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Kansas Jayhawks are shooting 44 percent from beyond the arc and 63.8 percent from the free throw line. The Kansas Jayhawks are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game. The Kansas Jayhawks have won their last six home games.
The Cardinal are 16-33-2 ATS in their last 51 road games, 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 non-conference games and 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Jayhawks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Pacific-12. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The under is 4-0 in Cardinal last 4 overall. The over is 13-3-1 in Jayhawks last 17 overall.
The Kansas Jayhawks have had a tough schedule up to this point and have made it through despite some close games. The Stanford Cardinal have struggled when playing teams above their level. However, Kansas hasn't gotten to the point where they're blowing the doors off teams yet and Stanford has shown to be pretty decent defensively. Stanford is also battle tested after playing Florida, Wisconsin and North Carolina. The Cardinal can hang around. I'll take my chances with the points.