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Kansas Jayhawks Visit Stanford Cardinal in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

Kansas Jayhawks will go to the free throw line vs Stanford Cardinal on Thursday, hoping to boost its 9-2 record with a victory while beating the betting lines set by odds makers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Stanford Cardinal betting line as 16-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Kansas Jayhawks vs Stanford Cardinal Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Stanford Cardinal sit at 6-6 (4-8 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Kansas Jayhawks are currently 9-2 (6-4 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Stanford is 3-8-1 OU, and Kansas is 4-6 OU.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 224-ranked Stanford Cardinal and the No. 1-rated Kansas Jayhawks in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Kansas is ranked No. 62 in NCAA basketball at 39.09 per game. Contrast that with Stanford's No. 85 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Stanford is the No. 213-ranked team in the country at 6.42 per game, while Kansas rates No. 8 at 11.18 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Jayhawks blew out Nebraska-Omaha on Monday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 109-64 win at Allen Fieldhouse.

The Cardinal grabbed a 71-59 win over the Dons on Sunday, behind a 29-point effort from Reid Travis at Maples Pavilion.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas is 20-4 SU in its last 24 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas's last 7 games
  • Stanford is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Stanford's last 6 games

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas at Texas, Friday, December 29th
Stanford at California, Saturday, December 30th