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Kansas Jayhawks vs Howard Bison Betting Preview

Howard BisonKansas Jayhawks
Dec 29, 8:00 PM | Allen Fieldhouse

Howard Bison vs Kansas Jayhawks Odds


The Kansas Jayhawks host Howard on Thursday, looking to build on their 8-3 mark against the 4-9 Bison in college hoops action at Allen Fieldhouse.

The Bison will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 0-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Jayhawks are 6-5 ATS. Howard is 1-0 on the totals; Kansas is 4-7.

View Howard vs Kansas Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 17-ranked Jayhawks and the No. 287-rated Bison in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 80-60 win for the Jayhawks on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Kansas's No. 82 nationally ranked offense (74.1 points per game) against a Bison defense that sits as the No. 281 at 72.5 PPG. The Jayhawks have been averaging 47.1% from the field, more than the Bison have managed so far this season (39.8% on average).

Defensively, Howard features the nation's No. 260-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.6 points per game. Kansas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 84 nationally in scoring at home.

Howard won its last outing, an 88-83 result against Delaware on December 22. Glenn Andrews scored 28 points for Howard on Thursday, leading the Bison to an 88-83 win over Delaware at Burr Gymnasium.

In their last action, Kansas was a 63-47 winner on the road against USC. They covered the 6.5–point spread as favorites. The Jayhawks grabbed a 63-47 win over the Trojans on Thursday, behind a 14-point effort from Elijah Johnson at Galen Center.

Kansas Jayhawks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 10-0
Before playing North Dakota are 2-0
After playing USC are 5-0
After a win are 6-4

A few Bison at Jayhawks trends to consider:
Kansas is 19-2 SU in its last 21 games at home
Kansas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Kansas's last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Kansas's last 12 games at home

Next up:
Howard at Kansas State, Saturday, December 31
Kansas home to North Dakota, Saturday, December 31