tigers vs jayhawks betting predictions

NCAAB: Missouri Tigers vs. Kansas Jayhawks Prediction 12/9/2023

The Missouri Tigers (7-2) travel to face off against the Kansas Jayhawks (8-1) on Saturday, December 9th. This game will be played at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence and televised on ESPN. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 5:15 ET.

Missouri Tigers vs Kansas Jayhawks

The Missouri Tigers Are Coming Off A Win

Missouri will be playing their 10th game of the season against Kansas. So far, they have a 7-2 overall record. In their previous five road games, which includes games from last year, Missouri has a 4-1 record. As of now, Missouri’s record vs. the spread is 2-6 heading into today’s matchup. Missouri is 2-0 ATS on the road this season and has gone 6-4 vs. the spread in their last ten road games.

Through nine games, Missouri has an over/under record of 2-6-0 with their games averaging a combined 141.2 points per game so far. Over the course of the last five games, the Tigers’ games have averaged 144 points per game, along with an over/under record of 2-3.

The Kansas Jayhawks Are Coming Off A Win

In today’s game against Missouri, the Kansas team, who has an overall record of 8-1, will be playing at home where they have a record of 8-2 in their previous ten games, including last year. Looking at Kansas’ ATS performance, they currently hold a 4-4 record. In road games, the Jayhawks are 0-3 ATS, while at home they are 4-1 vs. the spread.

Up to this point, games involving Kansas have had an average of 144.5 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 146.4 points. Their over/under record is 3-5-0. Over the course of the last five games, the Jayhawks’ games have averaged 137 points per game, along with an over/under record of 1-4.

Missouri Offense Breakdown

The Tigers’ offense finished with 71 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 75.4 points per contest. Offensively, the Tigers hold a season-long field goal percentage of 45%, placing them 158th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 127th in terms of percentage and 34th in three-pointers made.

Sean East (G) 16.8 2.7 3.4
Noah Carter (F) 12.6 6.1 1.7
Nick Honor (G) 11.8 1.4 2.0

Kansas Offense Breakdown

In their recent matchup, the Kansas offense ended with 69 points against Connecticut. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 50% and made 9 threes. In terms of three-point shooting, the Jayhawks offense has been good from outside, hitting 38% of their three-pointers on an average of 18.1 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 53%.

Hunter Dickinson (C) 20.1 12.2 2.0
Kevin McCullar Jr. (G) 19.2 6.9 5.1
KJ Adams Jr. (F) 12.4 3.9 2.9

Missouri Team Defense

So far, the Tigers’ defense is ranked 80th in the country at 67.2 points per contest. The Missouri defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 64 points and allowed Pittsburgh to connect on 7 threes.

Kansas Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Kansas defense is giving up an average of 65.2 points per contest. Kansas’ three-point defense is currently 120th in the country at 8.1 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 37.6% of their shots vs. Kansas.

Tigers vs Jayhawks Trends

  • Across their ten previous road games, Missouri has an ATS mark of 6-4. Their straight up record in these matchups was 6-4 while averaging 71 points per game.
  • Although Kansas has a straight up record of 6-4 in their last ten home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 4-6. The team averaged 71 points per game in these games.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the underdog, the Tigers have a straight up record of 4-6. Their record vs the spread in these games was 4-6.
  • In their last five contests as the favorite, Kansas has a poor record vs the spread going 2-3. But, they still put together a straight up mark of 4-1.

Tigers 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 -13.5. Despite our model showing the Jayhawks winning 77-67, we like Tigers as our point-spread pick.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 143.5 and our model has the Tigers and Jayhawks finishing with a combined 144 points. Our pick is to take the over.

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