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Purdue vs Kansas Midwest Betting

In a Big 12/Big Ten matchup Kansas battles Purdue in third-round Midwest Regional play Sunday in Omaha.

The second-seeded Jayhawks got by Detroit Friday 65-50, while the 10th-seeded Boilermakers nipped St. Mary's 72-69. Oddsmakers have this another big underdog battle on Sunday with Purdue dogs of 8 points over at TopBet. The total was 142 earlier Sunday.

The Jayhawks are 28-6 so far on the season, and 17-15-1 ATS vs. the number. The Boilermakers, meanwhile, are 22-12 and 18-14 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Kansas go 13-19-1 and the Boilermakers go 20-12 on the totals.

View Purdue vs Kansas Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Jayhawks sit at No. 8 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Boilermakers sit at No. 120 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Jayhawks will win this game 82-75.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Kansas's No. 36 nationally ranked offense (74.7 points per game) against a Boilermakers defense that sits as the No. 143 at 66.1 PPG. The Jayhawks have been averaging 48.4% from the field, more than the Boilermakers have managed so far this season (44.1% on average).

Defensively, Purdue features the nation's No. 244-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.7 points per game. Kansas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 32 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Purdue was a 72-69 winner on the road against St. Mary's. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs. Purdue got 21 points from Terone Johnson en route to a 72-69 victory over St. Mary's on Friday at CenturyLink Center.

In their last action, Kansas was a 65-50 winner at home against Detroit. They covered the 13.5-point spread as favorites. The Jayhawks grabbed a 65-50 win over the Titans on Friday, behind a 16-point effort from Thomas Robinson at CenturyLink Center.

 

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