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Colorado Buffaloes vs Kansas Jayhawks Odds
Kansas will look to improve on its 6-1 record on Saturday when they host Colorado in NCAA basketball odds action at Allen Fieldhouse.
Kansas battles the Buffaloes, currently sitting with a 7-1 mark (5-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 3-2 for the Jayhawks and 2-2 for the Buffaloes.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Buffaloes were listed as 12.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 81-rated Jayhawks and the No. 26-ranked Buffaloes, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 83-75 result in favor of the Jayhawks.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Kansas's No. 91-ranked scoring average of 73.1 PPG, against a Buffaloes defense rated No. 202 and allowing 67.4 PPG. The Jayhawks FG% has averaged 46.4% to date this season, more than the Buffaloes shooters have managed so far (46.1% per game).
Defensively, Colorado features the nation's No. 125-rated defense on the road, allowing 67 points per game. Kansas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 173 nationally in scoring at home.
Colorado won its last outing, a 70-61 result against Colorado State on December 5. They covered in that game as a 4-point favorite. Spencer Dinwiddie went off for 29 points and added 2 rebounds, leading Colorado over Colorado State, 70-61, on Wednesday at Coors Events Center.
Last time out for Kansas, they were an 84-78 winner as they battled Oregon State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 12.5-point favorite. Kansas got 21 points from Ben McLemore en route to an 84-78 victory over Oregon State on Friday at Sprint Center.
Colorado Buffaloes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Fresno State are 0-1
After playing Colorado State are 9-1
After a win are 8-2
Kansas Jayhawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 10-0
Before playing Belmont are 1-0
After a win are 8-2
A few Buffaloes at Jayhawks trends to consider:
Colorado is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Colorado is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas
Kansas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Kansas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Kansas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Colorado
Kansas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Colorado
Colorado at Fresno State, Wednesday, December 12
Kansas home to Belmont, Saturday, December 15