Kansas will try to improve on its middling ATS record for college basketball bettors at the sportsboooks on Monday night as it plays host to San Jose State at the Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence.
The Jayhawks are 4-1 SU but just 2-3 ATS through their first five games of the season, while the Spartans sit at 2-2 SU and 1-1 ATS. Kansas' only loss this year came against the only ranked team they've met, as they fell 67-64 to Michigan State two weeks ago.
The Spartans will try to spoil to the party on Monday; they are 1-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Jayhawks are 2-3 ATS. San Jose State is 1-0 on the totals; Kansas is 2-1.
College basketball odds makers at GTbets opened the Kansas Jayhawks as 27-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 8-rated Jayhawks and the No. 281-ranked Spartans, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 84-76 result in favor of the Jayhawks.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Spartans is ranked No. 72 in NCAA hoops at 39.5 per game. Contrast that with Kansas’s No. 114 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Kansas is the No. 220-ranked team in the country at 5.6 per game, while San Jose State rates No. 161 at 6.2 per game.
Defensively, San Jose State features the nation's No. 204-rated defense on the road, allowing 72 points per game. Kansas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 194 nationally in scoring at home.
San Jose State won its last outing, a 94-54 result against Uc Santa Cruz on November 20. The Spartans blew out Uc Santa Cruz on Tuesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 94-54 win at The Event Center.
Last time out for Kansas, they were a 73-59 winner as they battled Saint Louis at home. They covered in the match as an 8.5-point favorite. The Billikens were burned for 25 points by Jeff Withey on Tuesday as the Jayhawks put another game in the win column, 73-59, at Sprint Center.
San Jose State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Montana State are 1-5
After playing Uc Santa Cruz are 1-1
After a win are 2-8
Kansas Jayhawks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 10-0
After playing Saint Louis are 2-0
After a win are 7-3
San Jose State at Montana State, Saturday, December 1
Kansas home to Oregon State, Friday, November 30