BYU Cougars vs Kansas Jayhawks NCAAB Betting Prediction

BYU Cougars vs Kansas Jayhawks Prediction 2/27/2024

The BYU Cougars (19-8) travel to face off against the Kansas Jayhawks (21-6) on Tuesday, February 27th. This game will be played at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence and televised on ESPN+. Kansas is coming off a win in their previous game, while BYU is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Kansas State. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

BYU Cougars vs Kansas Jayhawks

The BYU Cougars Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

BYU enters this game as a 6.5-point underdog. They have gone 0-5 as the underdog this season. On the road, they are 4-6 this season, and they have a scoring margin of +1.9 points per game.

Overall, BYU is 19-8 this season, including a 7-7 record in Big 12 play. They have gone 12-1 in non-conference games, and they are coming off an 84-74 loss to Kansas State.

BYU has an ATS record of 15-11-1 this season, including a 3-6-1 mark on the road. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Cougars have gone 3-6-1 vs. the spread.

BYU’s over/under record for the season sits at 13-14, and today’s over/under line of 153.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (149.8). So far, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1, and over their last 10 games, the over/under record is 7-3. Over their last five games, the average scoring total is 159 points.

The Kansas Jayhawks Are Coming Off A Win

With a perfect 15-0 record at home, Kansas has been dominant in their own building this season. They are currently riding a 15-game winning streak at home, and their average scoring margin at home is +15.2 points per game.

Overall, Kansas is 21-6 this season, and they have won their last two games. In their last game, they defeated Texas by a score of 86-67. So far, they have been favored in 25 of their 27 games, going 21-4 as the favorite.

When looking at Kansas’ ATS record this season, they are currently 12-15. At home, their ATS mark is 8-7 and their last three home ATS record is 2-1. As the favorite, the Jayhawks have gone 11-14 vs. the spread this year and their ATS record as the favorite over their last 10 games is 6-4.

Today’s over/under line of 153.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Kansas’ games this season (145). So far, 19 of their 27 games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 134 points, which is lower than the season average of 144.5 points per game.

BYU Offense Breakdown

The BYU offense is coming off a game where they scored 74 points against Kansas State. They posted a field goal percentage of 40.8% and connected on 6 threes. Jaxson Robinson led the team in scoring, putting up 15 points. Additionally, Spencer Johnson contributed 12 points for the Cougars.

Jaxson Robinson (G) 13.9 2.5 1.5
Trevin Knell (G) 11.3 3.6 1.4
Spencer Johnson (G) 10.6 5.6 3.2

Kansas Offense Breakdown

Kansas is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 86 points versus Texas. This output is higher than their season-average of 77 points per game. Hunter Dickinson led the scoring for the Jayhawks, contributing 20 points. Additionally, KJ Adams Jr. chipped in with 16 points.

Hunter Dickinson (C) 18.3 10.9 2.2
Kevin McCullar Jr. (G) 19.0 6.4 4.4
KJ Adams Jr. (F) 12.4 4.6 3.3

BYU Team Defense

The Cougars’ defense is presently ranked 107th nationally, allowing an average of 69.3 points per contest. So far, the BYU defense is giving up an average of 6.8 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.3 times per game (444th).

Kansas Team Defense

In the current season, the Kansas defense has excelled, sitting 69th in the nation by allowing 67.6 points per game. Kansas’ defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Texas offense to knock down 61% of their shots on their way to putting up 67 points.

Cougars vs Jayhawks Trends

  • Through their last ten road contests, the Cougars offense has averaged 75 points per game while allowing an average of 73. BYU posted an overall record of 4-6 while going 3-6-1 ATS.
  • Through their last five home contests, the Jayhawks offense has averaged 69 points per game while allowing an average of 76. Kansas posted an overall record of 1-4 while going 2-3 ATS.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Cougars have a straight up record of 0-10. But, their mark vs the spread was just 3-6-1.
  • As the betting favorite, the Jayhawks have an ATS mark of just 6-4 in their last ten games. Kansas posted a straight up mark of 8-2 in these matchups.

Cougars vs Jayhawks Prediction

We’re calling a win for the Jayhawks, with a final score of 79-66, and we’re taking them to cover the spread. Our recommendation is to bet on the Jayhawks at -6.5.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 153.5 and our model has the Cougars and Jayhawks finishing with a combined 145 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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