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Kansas Jayhawks take on Buffaloes in NCAA basketball test

Kansas JayhawksColorado Buffaloes
6-1December 07, 2013, 03:15 | Coors Events Center8-1

Colorado will look to improve on its 8-1 record on Saturday when they host Kansas in NCAA basketball odds action at Coors Events Center.

Supporters of the Jayhawks have watched them go 6-1 and 3-4 ATS on the year, while the Buffaloes are at 8-1 and 5-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Buffaloes are 3-5, while the Jayhawks have a 3-4 mark.

View Kansas Jayhawks vs Colorado Buffaloes Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as -2.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 30-rated Buffaloes and the No. 34-ranked Jayhawks, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

In their last action, Kansas was a 67-63 winner at home against Texas El Paso. They failed to cover the 14-point spread as favorites. The Jayhawks got 19 points from Perry Ellis as Kansas ran past Texas El Paso 67-63 on Saturday at Imperial Arena at Atlantis Resort.

Colorado won its last outing, a 67-62 result against Colorado State on December 3. They covered in that game as a 2.5-point favorite. Colorado got 28 points from Spencer Dinwiddie en route to a 67-62 victory over Colorado State on Tuesday at Moby Arena.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Colorado's No. 96-ranked scoring average of 77.22 PPG, against a Jayhawks defense rated No. 84 and allowing 67.71 PPG. The Buffaloes FG% has averaged 45.79% to date this season, less than the Jayhawks shooters have managed so far (50.13% per game).

A few Jayhawks at Buffaloes trends to consider:
Kansas is 14-7 ATS in its last 21 games
Kansas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas's last 5 games
Kansas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Colorado is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Colorado is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Colorado is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Colorado is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Kansas

Next up:
Kansas at Florida, Tuesday, December 10th
Colorado at Elon, Friday, December 13th