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Point spread favors Buckeyes in battle with Jayhawks

Ohio State BuckeyesKansas Jayhawks
Dec 10, 3:15 PM | Allen Fieldhouse

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Kansas Jayhawks Odds


Ohio State travels to Kansas on Saturday, hoping to boost its 8-0 record with a victory over the Jayhawks.

The Buckeyes will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 3-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Jayhawks are 4-4 ATS. Ohio State is 2-2 on the totals; Kansas is 2-6.

View Ohio State vs Kansas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Kansas sat as 3-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Jayhawks - Buckeyes odds would favor the Jayhawks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Kansas is rated No. 28 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Ohio State is at No. 56. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 97-82 win for the Buckeyes.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Kansas's No. 70-ranked offense, averaging 75 PPG, against a Buckeyes defense that ranks No. 8 at 53.2 PPG. The Jayhawks field goal percentage has averaged 47.5% so far, less than the Buckeyes marksmen have achieved on the year, 50.9% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Ohio State owns the country's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 0 points per game on the highway. Kansas, on the other hand, rates No. 77 in scoring at home.

Ohio State was a 64-35 winner in its last match at home against Texas-Pan American. Ohio State cruised to victory on Saturday, running Texas-Pan American out of the gym and running up a 64-35 score at Value City Arena.

Kansas was an 88-80 winner in their most recent outing at home against Long Beach State. They failed to cover the 13.5–point spread as favorites. Long Beach State was victimized for 26 points and 11 rebounds by Thomas Robinson as the Jayhawks bested the 49ers 88-80 in college basketball action on Tuesday.

Ohio State Buckeyes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After a win are 9-1

Kansas Jayhawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Davidson are 1-0
After a win are 7-3

A few Buckeyes at Jayhawks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Ohio State's last 9 games on the road
Ohio State is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Kansas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas's last 7 games
Kansas is 17-3 SU in its last 20 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Ohio State home to USC Upstate, Wednesday, December 14
Kansas home to Davidson, Monday, December 19