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Yale Bulldogs vs Kansas Jayhawks Prediction 12/22/2023

The Yale Bulldogs (7-5) travel to face off against the Kansas Jayhawks (10-1) on Friday, December 22nd. 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 8:00 ET.

Yale Bulldogs vs Kansas Jayhawks

The Yale Bulldogs Are Coming Off A Win

The Yale Bulldogs come into today’s game against Kansas with a 7-5 overall record. On the road, they are 3-4, while at home they are 2-0. At the moment, Yale sits with a sub-.500 ATS record of 3-6. In their last ten games this season, Yale has gone 1-3 vs. the spread.

So far, Yale’s games have averaged 143 points per game with the average over/under line being 142.1 points. Looking at the Bulldogs’ last three games, their over/under record is 1-1 with their games averaging 138 points per game.

The Kansas Jayhawks Are Coming Off A Win

Today’s game against Yale is the next challenge for Kansas, who have a season record of 10-1. In away games, the Jayhawks have a 3-1 record, while they are undefeated at home with a 5-0 record. Kansas has a sub-.500 ATS performance, sitting at 4-5. Over their last ten games, Kansas is 1-4 vs. the spread.

So far, Kansas’ games have averaged 144.7 points per game with the average over/under line being 146.5 points. In their most recent three games, the Jayhawks’ over/under record is 1-2, with their games averaging 146 points per game.

Yale Offense Breakdown

In their most recent game, the Bulldogs’ offense tallied 73 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 76.2 points per game. Bez Mbeng is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 13.6 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Danny Wolf brings a PPG average of 13.4 into the game.

Bez Mbeng (G) 13.6 4.8 3.3
Danny Wolf (F) 13.4 9.0 2.2
John Poulakidas (G) 11.0 1.9 1.8

Kansas Offense Breakdown

In their latest game, Kansas offense put up 75 points against Indiana. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 42.6% and made 6 threes. The team’s top scorer is Kevin McCullar Jr., who enters today’s matchup with an average of 19.2, while Hunter Dickinson also carries a PPG average of 19.2 into the game.

Kevin McCullar Jr. (G) 19.2 7.0 4.9
Hunter Dickinson (C) 19.2 12.7 1.8
KJ Adams Jr. (F) 13.0 3.7 3.1

Yale Team Defense

In the current season, the Yale defense has excelled, sitting 88th in the nation by allowing 67.1 points per game. In their most recent game, the Yale defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Quinnipiac knocked down 11 three-pointers on their way to 66 points.

Kansas Team Defense

So far, the Jayhawks’ defense is ranked 55th in the country at 65.1 points per contest. The Kansas defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 71 points and allowed Indiana to connect on 6 threes.

Bulldogs vs Jayhawks Trends

  • In their last five games away from home, the Bulldogs have a straight up record of 2-3 while going 1-4 vs. the spread. The team averaged 69 points per game in this stretch.
  • Across their three previous home games, Kansas has an ATS mark of 0-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 2-1 while averaging 72 points per game.
  • Going back to their previous five games as the underdog, Yale has an ATS mark of 3-2 while going 2-3 straight up.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the favorite, the Jayhawks have a straight up record of 9-1. But, their mark vs the spread was just 3-7.

Bulldogs vs Jayhawks Prediction

In this Jayhawks vs. Jayhawks matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Jayhawks at -15.5. While we project the Jayhawks to win 75-68, our recommendation is to bet on the Bulldogs for the point-spread.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 142.5, and our model projects the Bulldogs and Jayhawks to reach a combined total of 143 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

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