Cincinnati Bearcats vs Kansas Jayhawks NCAAB Betting Prediction

Cincinnati Bearcats vs Kansas Jayhawks Prediction 1/22/2024

The Cincinnati Bearcats (13-5) travel to face off against the Kansas Jayhawks (15-3) on Monday, January 22nd. This game will be played at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence and televised on ESPN. Both Cincinnati and Kansas will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip-off is scheduled for 9:00 ET.

Cincinnati Bearcats vs Kansas Jayhawks

The Cincinnati Bearcats Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

After losing three straight games, Cincinnati will look to get back on track as they hit the road to take on Kansas. So far this season, the Bearcats have gone 13-5, including a 1-3 record in Big 12 play.

As an underdog, Cincinnati has gone 1-2 this season, and they enter this game as 7.5-point underdogs. On the road, the Bearcats have gone 2-3, and their average scoring margin in those games is -1.2. In their last game, Cincinnati fell to Oklahoma by a score of 69-65.

Against the spread this season, Cincinnati is 7-10, including a 2-3 mark on the road. As the underdog, the Bearcats are 2-1 vs. the spread this year and 5-5 in their last 10 games as the underdog.

On the season, Cincinnati’s over/under record sits at 9-8. The average over/under line in their games is 147.1 and their games have had an average of 144.5 points. So far, eight of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 146. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 137 points and their OU record during this stretch is 1-2.

The Kansas Jayhawks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Despite losing their last game to West Virginia, Kansas has been dominant at home this season. They are a perfect 10-0 at home this year and have won their last ten games at Allen Fieldhouse. For the season, Kansas is outscoring their opponents by an average of 15.9 points per game at home.

Overall, Kansas has been favored in all 18 of their games this season, going 15-3 in those matchups. In Big 12 play, the Jayhawks are 3-2, and they have an impressive 12-1 record in non-conference games.

As the favorite, Kansas has gone 7-11 against the spread this season, including a mark of 2-1 in their last three games as the favorite. At home, the Jayhawks have an ATS record of 5-5 this year and have gone 1-2 vs. the spread in their last three home games. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Kansas is just 3-7 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Kansas games is 9-9 and today’s line of 146 is right in line with the average over/under line in their games this season (145.7). So far, 9 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 with an average of 158 points scored.

Cincinnati Offense Breakdown

Most recently, the Cincinnati offense finished with just 65 points vs. Oklahoma. For the game, they hit 7/26 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 38.6%. The top scorer for the Bearcats was Simas Lukosius with 17 points, while John Newman III also added 14 to the scoreboard.

Viktor Lakhin (F) 13.0 7.5 2.2
Daniel Skillings (G) 11.2 6.1 1.4
Day Day Thomas (G) 11.0 2.6 3.2

Kansas Offense Breakdown

Kansas is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 85 points vs. West Virginia. This figure is more than their season average of 79.5 points per game. Kevin McCullar Jr. led the team in scoring, putting up 24 points. Additionally, Hunter Dickinson contributed 19 points for the Jayhawks.

Kevin McCullar Jr. (G) 20.0 6.4 4.7
Hunter Dickinson (C) 19.3 11.3 2.0
KJ Adams Jr. (F) 12.7 4.9 3.2

Cincinnati Team Defense

Cincinnati’s defense has been playing well, ranking 58th nationally, with 66.6 points allowed per game. In their previous game vs. Oklahoma, the Sooners finished with a field goal percentage of 38% and a total of 69 points vs. Cincinnati.

Kansas Team Defense

At present, the Jayhawks’ defense is nationally ranked 80th, allowing 67.7 points per game. So far, the Kansas defense is giving up an average of 8.2 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.6 times per game (535th).

Bearcats vs Jayhawks Trends

  • Across their last three road contests, Cincinnati has a 2-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-2, while averaging 66 points per game.
  • Across their five previous home games, Kansas has an ATS mark of 2-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 3-2 while averaging 79 points per game.
  • The last ten games that Cincinnati was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 5-5 while going 2-8 straight up.
  • The last ten games that Kansas was favored, they have an ATS mark of 3-7 while going 8-2 straight up.

Bearcats vs Jayhawks Prediction

When looking to get a point-spread pick down in this Jayhawks vs. Jayhawks game, our recommendation is to take the Jayhawks at -7.5. Despite our model showing the Jayhawks winning 73-70, we like Bearcats as our point-spread pick.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 146, and our model projects the Bearcats and Jayhawks to reach a combined total of 143 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

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