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Jayhawks Struggling Both SU and ATS

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Two titans of the college game – and two teams trending in opposite directions - meet up at Allen Fieldhouse when the Kansas Jayhawks entertain the Kentucky Wildcats in Lawrence Saturday evening.

Shark Bites
  • Kentucky is 2-7 ATS in its last nine non-conference games.
  • Kansas is 2-6 ATS in its last eight games versus teams from the SEC.
  • UNDER is 5-1 in the Jayhawks’ last six games overall.

The No. 4 Jayhawks, currently a 5-point home fave at online book BetOnline, just can’t seem to find any consistency in recent weeks and will look to rebound from an 85-72 loss at the Iowa State Cyclones their last time out. Kansas has gone just 2-3 SU in its last five games and has failed to cover the spread in each of those contests.

Jayhawks bettors enjoyed some incredible success early on this season as their team went 9-2 ATS in their first 11 lined games. Recent SU and ATS losses at West Virginia, Oklahoma State and Iowa State have backers longing for those glory days, however.

Kentucky, the No. 20 seed, has also battled with consistency issues this season, but has posted three-consecutive wins both SU and ATS heading into this contest. A win for the Wildcats keeps them around the top spot of the SEC standings, hanging around Texas A&M, and with LSU in tough against Oklahoma, could give them a cushion from the teams chasing them.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Kentucky Wildcats were listed as 6-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Kentucky Wildcats vs Kansas Jayhawks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 16-4 and 10-8 ATS Kansas Jayhawks will face the 16-4 Kentucky Wildcats, who own a 9-11 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Kansas Jayhawks are 7-10-1 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Kentucky Wildcats are 10-10.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 34-rated Kansas Jayhawks and the No. 26-ranked Kentucky Wildcats, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Kansas's No. 58-rated squad against Kentucky's No. 40-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Kansas rates No. 41 in the country with 8.55 per game, while their foes tonight, the Kentucky Wildcats rank No. 204 nationally with 5.8 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Wildcats blew out Missouri on Wednesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 88-54 win at Rupp Arena.

The Jayhawks got 23 points from Perry Ellis, but it was Iowa State that prevailed in a 85-72 final on Monday at Hilton Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Kentucky is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Kentucky is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Kentucky is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Kentucky is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games on the road
  • Kansas is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Kansas is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas's last 6 games
  • Kansas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kentucky at Tennessee, Tuesday, February 2nd
Kansas at Kansas State, Wednesday, February 3rd

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