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Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks visit Kansas Jayhawks in college basketball clash

Louisiana-Monroe WarhawksKansas Jayhawks
4-23November 08, 2013, 08:00 | Allen Fieldhouse31-6

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Louisiana-Monroe when they take on the Kansas Jayhawks on Friday in college hoops betting action.

The Warhawks will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 10-15 ATS against the number this season, while the Jayhawks are 20-16 ATS. Louisiana-Monroe is 14-9 on the totals; Kansas is 16-16-2.

View Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks vs Kansas Jayhawks Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Kansas in this one found them as -28.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Jayhawks rated this week at No. 16 and the Warhawks sitting at No. 333.

Last time out for Louisiana-Monroe, they were a 74-60 loser as they battled Western Kentucky on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 12-point underdog. The Warhawks endured a 74-60 loss at the hands of the Hilltoppers on Friday, despite a 15-point effort from Kyle Koszuta at Summit Arena.

Kansas was an 87-85 loser in their most recent outing at home against Michigan. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites. Kansas suffered an 87-85 loss against Michigan on Friday, getting 20 points from Ben McLemore in a losing effort at Cowboys Stadium.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Kansas's No. 20-ranked scoring average of 75.19 PPG, against a Warhawks defense rated No. 226 and allowing 72.56 PPG. The Jayhawks FG% has averaged 48.07% to date this season, more than the Warhawks shooters have managed so far (42.73% per game).

A few Warhawks at Jayhawks trends to consider:
Louisiana-Monroe is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Louisiana-Monroe is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Louisiana-Monroe's last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Louisiana-Monroe's last 5 games
Kansas is 11-3 ATS in its last 14 games
Kansas is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games
Kansas is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games at home
Kansas is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
Louisiana-Monroe home to Samford, Monday, November 18th
Kansas at Duke, Tuesday, November 12th