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Kansas vs. Vermont - 11/12/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Vermont Catamounts (1-0) at Kansas Jayhawks (1-0)
Date & Time Monday November 12, 2018, 9:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Kansas Jayhawks -19.5 -- Over/Under: 149
TV Channel
ESPN2
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NCAA BB | Vermont Catamounts (1-0) at Kansas Jayhawks (1-0)
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The Vermont Catamounts and Kansas Jayhawks meet Monday in college basketball action at the Allen Fieldhouse.

The Vermont Catamounts look for another victory after beating Boston University in their season opener. The Vermont Catamounts are averaging 78 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 72 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Stef Smith is averaging 22 points and four rebounds while Anthony Lamb is averaging 19 points and 14 rebounds. Ernie Duncan is the third double-digit scorer and Isaiah Moll is grabbing four rebounds. The Vermont Catamounts are shooting 27.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72.7 percent from the free throw line. The Vermont Catamounts are allowing 29.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The Vermont Catamounts have won 10 of their last 11 road games.

The Kansas Jayhawks look for a 2-0 start after beating Michigan State six days ago in their season opener. The Kansas Jayhawks are averaging 92 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 87 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Quentin Grimes is averaging 21 points and four assists while Dedric Lawson is averaging 20 points and 14 rebounds. Udoka Azubuike is the third double-digit scorer and Devon Dotson is grabbing two rebounds. The Kansas Jayhawks are shooting 43.5 percent from beyond the arc and 60.6 percent from the free throw line. The Kansas Jayhawks are allowing 52.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game. The Kansas Jayhawks have won eight of their last nine home games.

The Catamounts are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 Monday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win. The Jayhawks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Monday games. The over is 5-0 in Jayhawks last 5 overall and the over is 6-0 in Catamounts last 6 road games.

The Kansas Jayhawks were so impressive in their opener against a solid Michigan State team, and I'm not fading that with them now being at home and having nearly a week to iron some things out. The Vermont Catamounts are better than most expect, but they don't have the top tier athletes to hang around and rarely play in a venue like this. I'll take Kansas in a home blowout.

Pick:
Kansas Jayhawks -19.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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