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Rested Kansas Squad Dangerous For Duke

The marquee matchup of the college basketball non-conference schedule takes to Madison Square Garden when the Kansas Jayhawks challenge the Duke Blue Devils on Tuesday. Kansas enters this game coming off three days of rest, a spot that may worry Duke, as the Jayhawks have won eight consecutive games coming off three days between games.  

Shark Bites
  • The favored team is 3-1 SU in the last 4 games between Kansas and Duke.
  • Duke is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games against the Big 12.
  • Duke is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games as a favorite of 2.5 or less.

Kansas opened the season by losing to Indiana, which isn’t a bad loss, but the lack of discipline was cause for concern. Four of the Jayhawks starters fouled out in a game that saw a combined 63 fouls between the two teams. Frank Mason III paced Kansas in that game with 30 points but went just 8-for-20 from the field, including 1-for-5 from beyond the arc, with almost half his points coming from the charity stripe.

Duke had a more leisurely opening to the season, easily defeating Marist and Grand Canyon. Three players on the Blue Devils roster finished those two games averaging at least 10 points and seven rebounds (Grayson Allen, Luke Kennard, Amile Jefferson). Duke has already shot 51 treys through two games, something that may benefit them against a Kansas team that allowed Indiana to drain 15 buckets from 3-point range.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Kansas Jayhawks to cover the point spread in this one found them as 3.5-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Duke Blue Devils vs Kansas Jayhawks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Kansas Jayhawks are 0-1 overall and 0-1 ATS, while the Duke Blue Devils are 2-0 and 1-0 ATS. As for the betting totals, Kansas boasts a 1-0 on the OU, and Duke is 0-1.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 29-rated Duke Blue Devils taking on the No. 19-rated Kansas Jayhawks in this contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Duke cruised to victory on Saturday, running Grand Canyon out of the gym and running up a 96-61 score at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

The Jayhawks wasted a 30-point performance from Frank Mason in losing to Indiana 103-99 on Friday at Stan Sheriff Center.

Betting Trends
  • Duke is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Kansas is 14-5 ATS in its last 19 games
  • Kansas is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Kansas's last 18 games

Next Betting Matchups

Duke at Penn State, Saturday, November 19th
Kansas at Siena, Friday, November 18th