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Sioux vs Jayhawks College Hoops Game Preview

North Dakota SiouxKansas Jayhawks
Dec 31, 4:00 PM | Allen Fieldhouse

North Dakota Sioux vs Kansas Jayhawks Odds

5-7TEAM RECORD9-3

The Jayhawks hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the North Dakota Sioux pay a visit to Allen Fieldhouse on the college basketball betting menu.

Kansas will face the 5-7 Sioux, who own a 0-0 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Jayhawks are 4-7 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Sioux are 0-0 favoring the OVER.

View North Dakota vs Kansas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Jayhawks in this one, they're listed as 33-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Jayhawks at No. 17 and the Sioux at No. 316 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 85-68 result in favor of the Jayhawks.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Sioux is ranked No. 288 in NCAA hoops at 32 per game. Contrast that with Kansas’s No. 59 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Kansas is the No. 168-ranked team in the country at 6.3 per game, while North Dakota rates No. 161 at 6.4 per game.

Defensively, North Dakota features the nation's No. 290-rated defense on the road, allowing 77.8 points per game. Kansas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 71 nationally in scoring at home.

North Dakota lost its last outing, a 68-46 result against Western Illinois on December 22. The Sioux were hammered by Western Illinois on Thursday, losing by a 68-46 final at Western Hall in college basketball betting action.

In their last action, Kansas was an 89-34 winner at home against Howard. The Jayhawks blew out Howard on Thursday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 89-34 win at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas Jayhawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-1
Before playing Kansas State are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Sioux at Jayhawks trends to consider:
Kansas is 20-2 SU in its last 22 games at home
Kansas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
North Dakota home to Mayville State, Wednesday, January 4
Kansas home to Kansas State, Wednesday, January 4

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