Jayhawks Favored by 23 vs Boston U
Boston University won the America east and earned a No. 16 in the Southwest Tournament. Too bad the story ends there for the Terriers.
Kansas has a knack of failing against low seeds but not this low. The Jayhawks are favored by 23 points and are a good bet to cover that number.
BU's only hope of keeping it close is to bomb away from behind the arc, but Kansas defends the perimeter better than most teams in the country. The main risk here for Jayhawk bettors is the back-door cover after Kansas gets up by 30 and rests its starters.
College basketball odds makers opened the Jayhawks as 22.5-point favorites in this matchupl.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 2-rated Jayhawks and the No. 94-ranked Terriers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 86-71 result in favor of the Jayhawks.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Kansas's No. 6 nationally ranked offense (82.4 points per game) against a Terriers defense that sits as the No. 54 at 63.2 PPG. The Jayhawks have been averaging 51.4% from the field, more than the Terriers have managed so far this season (40.3% on average).
Defensively, Boston University features the nation's No. 57-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.8 points per game. Kansas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Boston University was a 56-54 winner against Stony Brook. They failed to cover the 6–point spread as favorites.
Kansas was an 85-73 winner in its last match against Texas. They covered the 4.5–point spread as favorites.
Kansas Jayhawks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 9-1
After playing Texas are 8-2
After a win are 9-1
A few Terriers at Jayhawks trends to consider:
Kansas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Kansas's last 15 games
Kansas is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games