Kansas Jayhawks vs. Wichita State Shockers Prediction

Kansas Jayhawks vs. Wichita State Shockers Prediction 12/30/2023

The Kansas Jayhawks (11-1) travel to face off against the Wichita State Shockers (8-4) on Saturday, December 30th. This game will be played at T-Mobile Center in Kansas City and televised on ESPN2. Kansas is coming off a win in their previous game, while Wichita State is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Kansas State. Tip-off is set for 4:00 ET.

Kansas Jayhawks vs Wichita State Shockers

The Kansas Jayhawks Are Coming Off A Win

After 12 games, Kansas has a record of 11-1. In each game this season, the Jayhawks have been the betting favorites. As of now, Kansas sits at 4-8 ATS leading into their game against Wichita State. When examining their performance in the team’s previous five games, they hold a 1-4 record vs. the spread.

After 12 games, Kansas has an over/under record of 4-8-0, with their games averaging a combined 144.2 points per game so far. The Jayhawks have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 141 points per game and an over/under record of 1-4.

The Wichita State Shockers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Today’s game against Kansas, showcases a Wichita State team that has a record of 8-4. In their previous ten home games, Wichita State has a home record of 8-2, which includes last year. Heading into their game against Kansas, Wichita State holds a 4-7 ATS record. In their last ten games this season, Wichita State is 1-4 vs. the spread.

After 12 games, Wichita State has an over/under record of 6-5-0, with their games averaging a combined 145.4 points per game so far. In their most recent three games, the Shockers’ over/under record is 0-3, with their games averaging 138 points per game.

Kansas Offense Breakdown

In their recent matchup, the Kansas offense ended with 75 points against Yale. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 47.4% and made 9 threes. Leading Kansas in scoring vs. Yale was Kevin McCullar Jr. with his 34 points. Nicolas Timberlake also added 13 points for the Jayhawks.

Kevin McCullar Jr. (G) 20.4 6.9 4.8
Hunter Dickinson (C) 18.2 12.5 1.8
KJ Adams Jr. (F) 12.4 3.6 3.2

Wichita State Offense Breakdown

Coming off their recent game, the Wichita State offense tallied 60 points in a matchup against Kansas State. Their field goal percentage for the game was 41.3%, and they made 3 threes. Quincy Ballard led the scoring for the Shockers, contributing 13 points. Additionally, Xavier Bell chipped in with 12 points.

Colby Rogers (G) 16.8 4.2 1.9
Xavier Bell (G) 14.7 3.2 2.9
Kenny Pohto (F) 12.0 7.8 1.4

Kansas Team Defense

The Jayhawks’ defense is presently ranked 50th nationally, allowing an average of 65.2 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Yale, the Bulldogs finished with a field goal percentage of 47% and a total of 60 points vs. Kansas.

Wichita State Team Defense

The Shockers’ defense is presently ranked 132nd nationally, allowing an average of 70.6 points per contest. Against Kansas State, the Shockers’ defense gave up 69 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Kansas State only made 5 free-throws.

Jayhawks vs Shockers Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Jayhawks have a straight up record of 7-3 while going 4-6 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 72 points per game in these contests.
  • Across their ten previous home games, Wichita State has an ATS mark of 5-4-1. Their straight up record in these matchups was 6-4 while averaging 78 points per game.
  • In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Shockers have a straight up record of 0-3 and an ATS mark of 0-3.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the favorite, the Jayhawks have a straight up record of 9-1. Their record vs the spread in these games was 2-8.

Jayhawks vs Shockers Prediction

As the underdogs with a spread of +13, we recommend going with the Shockers on the point spread. We not only see them covering the spread but also have a strong likelihood of winning this one outright, especially if you’re seeking a higher payout on the moneyline.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 145.5, and our model projects the Jayhawks and Shockers to reach a combined total of 143 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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