Kansas vs Kentucky Free College Basketball Pick Against the Spread
#1 Kansas Jayhawks (18-2, 7-1 BIG12, 6-12 ATS) vs #4 Kentucky Wildcats (17-3, 7-1 SEC, 12-8 ATS)
When/Where: Saturday, 6:30 p.m. ET, Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY
Spread: Kentucky -7
Featured Matchup by James Gunnar
Sports Handicapping Service: King Sports Picks
The #1 Kansas Jayhawks travel to Rupp Arena to take on the #4 Kentucky Wildcats in a classic matchup between two storied programs. Kansas will be bumped from the #1 spot in the next Top 25 standings after their loss on Tuesday at West Virginia. KU wasn’t clicking offensively or defensively and the loss snapped their 18 game winning streak. Kansas is 5-1 on the road this season SU and 2-4 ATS.
Kentucky was another top 10 team that bowed to their underdog opponents on that fateful Tuesday schedule, as they were shocked by the unranked Tennessee Volunteers, 82-80. Like the Jayhawks, Kentucky struggled to get in rhythm on offense and finished shooting 41.7% from the field.
This is an interesting matchup between two teams we fully expect to make an NCAA Tournament run into April. Both schools can score at will when they are hot but the edge in scoring goes to Kentucky with the Wildcats averaging 92.3 points (2nd overall) on 49.6 percent shooting (13th overall). Compared to the Jayhawks who rank 17th in scoring (84.6 PPG) and fifth in nation in offensive efficiency.
Kentucky is in a good position to get back in the win column in this matchup on their home court, where they are 12-1 on the season and 9-4 ATS. However, these are two of the top teams in the nation and both will treat this game as a measuring stick and will play up to the bill. This should be a close game and +7 points is too much to pass up on this Kansas team that should bounce back from their loss. If Kansas can knock down the 3-ball they will make this a nail bitter. Take Kansas +7 and the points on the road.
Kansas vs Kentucky Free College Basketball Pick Against the Spread: Kansas +7