Belmont Bruins vs Kansas Jayhawks Odds
Kansas looks to cover the Jayhawks-Bruins pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 7-1 mark when they host Belmont in college basketball wagering action.
The Jayhawks sport records of 7-1 and 3-5 ATS heading into this battle, while the Bruins have 7-2 and 2-4 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 4-2 for the Jayhawks and 2-2 for the Bruins.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Jayhawks as 13.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Jayhawks sit at No. 48 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bruins sit at No. 29 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Jayhawks will win this game 85-83.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bruins is ranked No. 239 in NCAA hoops at 33.4 per game. Contrast that with Kansas’s No. 99 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Kansas is the No. 239-ranked team in the country at 5.4 per game, while Belmont rates No. 7 at 9.1 per game.
Defensively, Belmont features the nation's No. 137-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.6 points per game. Kansas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 134 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Belmont, they were a 64-49 winner as they battled Middle Tennessee at home. They covered in the match as a 3.5-point favorite. Belmont got 17 points from Kerron Johnson en route to a 64-49 victory over Middle Tennessee on Thursday at Curb Event Center.
In their last action, Kansas was a 90-54 winner at home against Colorado. They covered the 11-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Jayhawks and Buffaloes didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Colorado was handed a 90-54 defeat on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.
Belmont Bruins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After playing Middle Tennessee are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
Kansas Jayhawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Richmond are 2-0
After playing Colorado are 9-1
After a win are 8-2
A few Bruins at Jayhawks trends to consider:
Belmont is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Belmont is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Kansas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Kansas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Kansas is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
Belmont home to South Dakota State, Wednesday, December 19
Kansas home to Richmond, Tuesday, December 18