Kansas 10-point favorite vs Missouri
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Allen Fieldhouse Monday as host Kansas looks to handle the Missouri Tigers in NCAAB action.
The Jayhawks are 22-1 so far on the season, and 10-10 ATS vs. the number. The Tigers, meanwhile, are 18-5 and 8-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Kansas go 12-7 and the Tigers go 10-6 on the totals.
The Jayhawks are listed as 10-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 2-ranked Jayhawks and the No. 44-rated Tigers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 94-89 win for the Jayhawks on Monday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Kansas has the nation's No. 9-rated offensive output, at 82.9 PPG. The visiting Tigers defense ranks No. 212 allowing on average 69.2 PPG. The Jayhawks FG% has averaged 52% so far, more than the Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.6% per game.
Defensively, Missouri features the nation's No. 272-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.1 points per game. Kansas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 18 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Missouri was an 89-73 winner at home against Colorado. They covered the 9.5–point spread as favorites. Missouri got 21 points from Kim English en route to an 89-73 victory over Colorado on Saturday at Mizzou Arena.
In their last action, Kansas was an 86-66 winner on the road against Nebraska. They covered the 5–point spread as favorites. Kansas cruised to victory on Saturday, running Nebraska out of the gym and running up an 86-66 score at Bob Devaney Sports Center.
Missouri Tigers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Oklahoma are 6-4
After playing Colorado are 5-5
After a win are 7-3
Kansas Jayhawks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 9-1
Before playing Iowa State are 9-1