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Kansas vs. Indiana Hoosiers Prediction 12/16/2023

The Kansas Jayhawks (9-1) travel to face off against the Indiana Hoosiers (7-2) on Saturday, December 16th. This game will be played at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington and televised on CBS. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 12:30 ET.

Kansas Jayhawks vs Indiana Hoosiers

The Kansas Jayhawks Are Coming Off A Win

Kansas is getting ready for their 11th game of the season, bringing with them a 9-1 record. In their last ten road games, including those from last year, Kansas has a road record of 6-4. As Kansas enters today’s game, their ATS record stands at 4-4. When playing away from home this season, Kansas has yet to cover the spread, going 0-3. Looking back over their last ten road games, Kansas is 4-6 vs. the spread.

In 10 games, Kansas comes in with an over/under mark of 3-5-0, with their games averaging 144.5 points per game. In their most recent three games, the Jayhawks’ over/under record is 1-2, with their games averaging 142 points per game.

The Indiana Hoosiers Are Coming Off A Win

As they approach their 10th game of the season, Indiana currently holds a 7-2 record. In their last ten home games, which includes those from last year, Indiana has gone 7-3. As of today’s game, Indiana holds a 3-4-1 record against the spread. Looking at their past five games, they are 3-1-1 vs. the spread.

In nine games, Indiana comes in with an over/under mark of 4-4-0, with their games averaging 143.4 points per game. The Hoosiers’ have recorded an over/under record of 2-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 150 points per game.

Kansas Offense Breakdown

Coming off their recent game, the Kansas offense tallied 69 points in a matchup against Connecticut. Their field goal percentage for the game was 50%, and they made 9 threes. Kevin McCullar Jr. led the team in scoring, putting up 21 points. Additionally, KJ Adams Jr. contributed 18 points for the Jayhawks.

Hunter Dickinson (C) 19.4 12.6 1.9
Kevin McCullar Jr. (G) 19.0 7.1 5.0
KJ Adams Jr. (F) 12.9 3.7 3.1

Indiana Offense Breakdown

Coming off their recent game, the Indiana offense tallied 78 points in a matchup against Michigan. Their field goal percentage for the game was 51.7%, and they made 3 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is Kel’el Ware who comes into today’s matchup averaging 16.7. Malik Reneau also heads into the game with a PPG average of 14.8.

Kel’el Ware (C) 16.7 9.2 1.8
Malik Reneau (F) 14.8 4.9 2.8
Trey Galloway (G) 8.8 2.1 3.1

Kansas Team Defense

Currently, the Jayhawks’ defense holds the 52nd rank in the nation, allowing 65.1 points per game. Kansas’ three-point defense is currently 131st in the country at 8.0 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 38.0% of their shots vs. Kansas.

Indiana Team Defense

On defense, Indiana is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 72.9 points per game. So far, the Indiana defense is giving up an average of 9.4 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.9 times per game (473rd).

Jayhawks vs Hoosiers Trends

  • In their last five games away from home, the Jayhawks have a straight up record of 3-2 while going 1-4 vs the spread. The team averaged 70 points per game in this stretch.
  • Across the Hoosiers last five home games, the team averaged 70 points per game while allowing 73. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 2-2-1, while going 3-2 straight-up.
  • Going back to their last five games as the underdog, the Hoosiers have a straight up record of 2-3. But, their mark vs the spread was just 2-3.
  • The last ten games that Kansas was favored, they have an ATS mark of 4-6 while going 9-1 straight up.

Jayhawks vs Hoosiers Prediction

The Hoosiers come in as the underdog at +7, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 146.5, and our model predicts the Jayhawks and Hoosiers to score a combined 144 points. We recommend betting on the under.

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