Kansas vs VCU Elite 8 Odds
The Kansas Jayhawks handled Richmond and get another dangerous low seed in Virginia Commonwealth Sunday, looking to advance to the Final 4.
The Rams upset Florida State on the strength of 3-point shooting from Bradford Burgess and Brandon Rozzell and will need that and more to upset the top seeded Jayhawks as an 11 seed.
Sportsbooks had the Jayhawks installed as 10.5-point favorites in this particular matchup with Bovada offering the best VCU line at +11.5 as of early Sunday. [ Get a 100% bonus at Bodog as well today!! ]
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 2-rated Jayhawks and the No. 192-ranked Rams, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 88-76 result in favor of the Jayhawks.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Rams is ranked No. 292 in NCAA hoops at 32.3 per game. Contrast that with Kansas’s No. 19 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Kansas is the No. 77-ranked team in the country at 7.3 per game, while Virginia Commonwealth rates No. 18 at 8.4 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Virginia Commonwealth owns the country's No. 90-rated mark, allowing 67.9 points per game on the highway. Kansas, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Virginia Commonwealth was a 72-71 winner on the road against Florida State. They covered the 4.5–point spread as underdogs. Bradford Burgess went off for 26 points and added 2 rebounds, leading Virginia Commonwealth over Florida State, 72-71, on Friday at Alamodome.
In their last action, Kansas was a 77-57 winner against Richmond. They covered the 10–point spread as favorites.
Virginia Commonwealth Rams Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
Kansas Jayhawks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
After playing Richmond are 1-0
After a win are 10-0
A few Rams at Jayhawks trends to consider:
Kansas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas's last 8 games
Kansas is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games