NCAAB

Kentucky Wildcats vs Kansas Jayhawks

Kentucky
Wildcats
1 - 1
Kansas
Jayhawks
1 - 1
December 01, 2020, 9:30 PM EST
 | Gainbridge Fieldhouse

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Kentucky
Wildcats
1 - 1
Kansas
Jayhawks
1 - 1
December 01, 2020, 9:30 PM EST
 | Gainbridge Fieldhouse
  • The Kansas Jayhawks are 3-1 SU and 2-2 ATS in their last four games against the Kentucky Wildcats, but the Wildcats came out on top 71-63 when these two teams last met on January 26, 2019. The Jayhawks and Wildcats will both be looking for a big win Tuesday night when they meet in Indianapolis.

    Kentucky Wildcats vs Kansas Jayhawks
    • Date/Time: December 1, 9:30 p.m. ET
    • Arena: Bankers Life Fieldhouse
    • TV Coverage: ESPN
    • Sportsbook Odds: Kansas -4 | O/U 145.5 (Line History)
    • Kentucky vs Kansas Matchup Report

    Sportsbook Odds Analysis

    Kansas opened as a 4-point favorite and has received enough action to move up to a 4.5-point favorite in the Champions Classic. The movement on the total has been more significant as the line is now 147 points after Sportsbook at 145.5 points. The UNDER is 3-0 in the last three games between Kentucky and Kansas.

    Kentucky News & Notes

    The Wildcats kicked off their season in style with an 81-45 win over the Morehead State Eagles, easily covering the spread as 25.5-point favorites and getting solid contributions from freshmen Terrence Clarke, Devin Askew and Brandon Boston Jr. But the positive vibes from that game didn’t last long as Kentucky laid an egg in its very next game, losing 76-64 as a 7-point favorite against the Richmond Spiders.

    Growing pains are of course one of the pitfalls of going with a freshmen-heavy lineup as head coach John Calipari always does. Boston looked good in the loss with 20 points and 10 rebounds; he has led the team in scoring through each of its first two games. Kentucky has performed well as an underdog in recent seasons with an 8-3 SU and ATS record in its last 11 games as one.

    Kansas News & Notes

    Kansas was on a 16-0 SU and 11-5 ATS run last season when the coronavirus pandemic brought the 2019-20 season to an early end. The two leading scorers from that team are gone in Devon Dotson and Udoka Azubuike, but this year’s squad looks plenty potent on offense through its first two games. The Jayhawks are averaging 92 points per game thus far with a 102-90 loss to the Gonzaga Bulldogs and a 94-72 win and cover over the St. Joseph’s Hawks.

    This team is stacked with returning talent including Ochai Agbaji, Marcus Garrett and Christian Braun. Add a few exciting freshman recruits into the mix in Jalen Wilson and Bryce Thompson and there is plenty of reason for optimism in Lawrence this year. Kansas is 6-0 SU and 5-1 ATS in its last six games as a favorite of 8 points or less.

    Betting Pick: UNDER 147 points

    Kansas’s first two games this season have been high-scoring affairs. But Kentucky will look to slow things down and play strong defense. The last two games in this head-to-head series have averaged 130 points per game, and this could be another tight one on Tuesday night.

    Shark Bites
    • Kentucky is 9-3 ATS over its last 12 games.
    • Kansas is 14-2 SU in its last 16 December games.
    • The UNDER is 6-1 in the last 7 games in this matchup.

Odds

Tuesday, December 1 Tue Dec 1


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
+4
-105
+164
o145.5
-110
-4
-115
-181
u145.5
-110
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
+4
-105
+176
o144.5
-115
-4
-115
-206
u144.5
-105

Edge Finder

83.29
Total Score
77.67
46.49
Field Goal %
47.05
37.42
Three Point %
35.75
71.01
Free Throw %
65.41
42.14
Total Rebounds
39.22
83.29
Total Score
77.67
46.49
Field Goal %
47.05
71.01
Free Throw %
65.41
37.42
Three Point %
35.75
23.29
Three's Attempts
21.44
8.71
Three's Made
7.67
12.71
Offensive
11.56
29.43
Defensive
27.67
42.14
Total Rebounds
39.22
19.14
Assists
18.00
15.29
Fouls
15.89
12.14
Turnovers
12.33
9.00
Steals
8.56

Head To Head

UK
Stat Type KU
4-6
Record
6-4
5-5
ATS
5-5
2-8
O/U
2-8
68.40
Score
68.70
32.20
Half Time Score
31.50
40.92%
Field Goal Percentage
40.17%
38.30
Rebounds
37.70
58/198
3 Point Shots
60/177
6.40
Steals
6.80
UK
Stat Type KU
1-2
Record
2-1
2-1
ATS
1-2
0-3
O/U
0-3
68.33
Score
69.00
31.67
Half Time Score
31.33
42.53%
Field Goal Percentage
40.51%
41.00
Rebounds
36.33
15/51
3 Point Shots
22/70
5.33
Steals
8.33
Jan 26/19 (1 of 10)
UK
Stat Type KU
Home
Away
71
Score
63
-5.5
ATS
+5.5
144.5 o
O/U
144.5 u
30
Half Time Score
33
39.10%
Field Goal Percentage
36.50%
49
Rebounds
36
4/18
3 Point Shots
9/23
4
Steals
4
Nov 14/17 (2 of 10)
UK
Stat Type KU
Away
Home
61
Score
65
+5
ATS
-5
150.5 o
O/U
150.5 u
33
Half Time Score
34
41.80%
Field Goal Percentage
35.30%
39
Rebounds
39
3/13
3 Point Shots
8/28
7
Steals
12
Jan 28/17 (3 of 10)
UK
Stat Type KU
Home
Away
73
Score
79
-7
ATS
+7
168 o
O/U
168 u
32
Half Time Score
27
47.30%
Field Goal Percentage
50.00%
35
Rebounds
34
8/20
3 Point Shots
5/19
5
Steals
9
Jan 30/16 (4 of 10)
UK
Stat Type KU
Away
Home
84
Score
90
+5.5
ATS
-5.5
150 o
O/U
150 u
46
Half Time Score
40
53.20%
Field Goal Percentage
46.40%
31
Rebounds
42
5/23
3 Point Shots
8/17
10
Steals
5
Nov 18/14 (5 of 10)
UK
Stat Type KU
Away
Home
72
Score
40
-7
ATS
+7
140 o
O/U
140 u
38
Half Time Score
28
43.10%
Field Goal Percentage
19.60%
47
Rebounds
42
6/18
3 Point Shots
3/15
5
Steals
5
Apr 2/12 (6 of 10)
UK
Stat Type KU
Home
Away
67
Score
59
-6
ATS
+6
138.5 o
O/U
138.5 u
41
Half Time Score
27
41.10%
Field Goal Percentage
35.50%
43
Rebounds
35
6/14
3 Point Shots
5/11
4
Steals
6
Nov 15/11 (7 of 10)
UK
Stat Type KU
Home
Away
75
Score
65
-6
ATS
+6
148 o
O/U
148 u
28
Half Time Score
28
51.00%
Field Goal Percentage
33.90%
34
Rebounds
39
7/15
3 Point Shots
4/15
5
Steals
10
Mar 18/07 (8 of 10)
UK
Stat Type KU
Away
Home
76
Score
88
+8
ATS
-8
139.5 o
O/U
139.5 u
30
Half Time Score
36
41.40%
Field Goal Percentage
56.60%
29
Rebounds
24
10/26
3 Point Shots
10/16
5
Steals
7
Jan 7/06 (9 of 10)
UK
Stat Type KU
Away
Home
46
Score
73
+4.5
ATS
-4.5
132.5 o
O/U
132.5 u
19
Half Time Score
41
24.20%
Field Goal Percentage
50.00%
35
Rebounds
45
3/25
3 Point Shots
4/17
6
Steals
6
Jan 9/05 (10 of 10)
UK
Stat Type KU
Home
Away
59
Score
65
-6.5
ATS
+6.5
141 o
O/U
141 u
25
Half Time Score
21
30.90%
Field Goal Percentage
39.60%
41
Rebounds
41
6/26
3 Point Shots
4/16
13
Steals
4

Team Records

UK
Record KU
1-1
All
1-1
1-1
Home
0-0
0-0
Away
0-0
0-0
Neutral Site
1-1
1-1
As Fav
1-0
0-0
As Dog
0-1
1-1
ATS
1-1
1-1
ATS Home
0-0
0-0
ATS Away
0-0
0-0
ATS Neutral
1-1
0-2
O/U
2-0
0-2
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-0
0-0
O/U Neutral
2-0
UK
Record KU
0-0
All
0-0
0-0
Home
0-0
0-0
Away
0-0
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
0-0
As Fav
0-0
0-0
As Dog
0-0
0-0
ATS
0-0
0-0
ATS Home
0-0
0-0
ATS Away
0-0
0-0
ATS Neutral
0-0
0-0
O/U
0-0
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-0
0-0
O/U Neutral
0-0
UK
Record KU
1-1
All
1-1
1-1
Home
0-0
0-0
Away
0-0
0-0
Neutral Site
1-1
1-1
As Fav
1-0
0-0
As Dog
0-1
1-1
ATS
1-1
1-1
ATS Home
0-0
0-0
ATS Away
0-0
0-0
ATS Neutral
1-1
0-2
O/U
2-0
0-2
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-0
0-0
O/U Neutral
2-0

Injuries

NamePositionInj Desc
Sahvir WheelerGIs "?" , Ankle
NamePositionInj Desc
Bobby PettifordGIs "?", Undisclosed
Kyle Cuffe Jr.GIs "?", Knee
Zach ClemenceFIs out indefinitely, Knee
Zuby EjioforFIs out indefinitely, Foot

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Mar 7, 2020FLA71-70W+4132W/O47.3781.828
Mar 3, 2020TENN73-81L-8.5132L/O44.6485.006
Feb 29, 2020AUB73-66W-6141W/U42.3181.822
Feb 25, 2020TEXAM69-60W-6128.50W/O52.1790.9111
Feb 22, 2020FLA65-59W-5136.50W/U47.17100.005
Feb 18, 2020LSU79-76W+2.5149.50W/O47.5475.009
Feb 15, 2020MISS67-62W-10137.50L/U38.9879.172
Feb 11, 2020VANDY78-64W-11144W/U47.4684.216
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Mar 7, 2020TTECH66-62W-3133W/U40.9860.004
Mar 4, 2020TCU75-66W-16.5130.50L/O53.7060.873
Feb 29, 2020KANST62-58W-11.5130.50L/U41.8670.974
Feb 24, 2020OKST83-58W-15136W/O43.7585.0010
Feb 22, 2020BAYLR64-61W+1.5131W/U50.9470.003
Feb 17, 2020IOWAS91-71W-17141W/O56.6761.1112
Feb 15, 2020OKLA87-70W-11.5136W/O48.5366.6711
Feb 12, 2020W.VA58-49W+1.5134W/U44.4466.674
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