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Kansas Struggling To Cover As Big Favorites

Not many people are giving UC Davis much of a hope in their first round matchup with Kansas (for the record, neither am I). However, bettors may want to keep an eye on the line, as the Jayhawks are just 5-11 ATS when being tabbed as double-digit faves this season.

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  • UC Davis is 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games.
  • Kansas is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in March.
  • The total has gone UNDER in UC Davis's last 7 games.

Apparently, Josh Jackson is the key to success for Kansas. The Jayhawks lost in the Big 12 tourney to TCU when Jackson was suspended one game following a fleeing the scene after hitting a parked car. Jackson will be back to take on UC Davis, which is a good thing for Kansas considering the freshman phenom sits in the top two in the team in points, rebounds, steals, blocks and shooting percentage.

It wasn’t always pretty but the Aggies squeaked out the 67-63 victory in their play-in game against NC Central. The Aggies had 18 turnovers against the Eagles and will no doubt need to work on their handles if they have any hope of pulling off the upset. Chima Moneke has been UC Davis’ best player as of late with the junior averaging 14.3 points and 12.8 rebounds in the past four games.

UC Davis Aggies vs Kansas Jayhawks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Kansas Jayhawks battles the UC Davis Aggies, currently sitting with a 23-12 mark (19-13-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 14-16 for the Kansas Jayhawks and 14-19 for the UC Davis Aggies.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 117-rated Kansas Jayhawks and the No. 127-ranked UC Davis Aggies, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Kansas's No. 14 nationally ranked offense (82.72 points per game) against a UC Davis Aggies defense that sits as the No. 67 at 68.74 PPG. The Kansas Jayhawks have been averaging 48.69% from the field, more than the Aggies have managed so far this season (43.78% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

UC Davis earned a 67-63 victory over North Carolina Central on Wednesday, getting 18 points from Chima Moneke at UD Arena.

Kansas got 29 points from Frank Mason on the way to a 85-82 loss against TCU on Thursday at Sprint Center.