Marquette Golden Eagles vs. Kansas Jayhawks Betting Prediction

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The second-ranked Kansas Jayhawks (3-0) will be in the Preseason NIT at Barclays Center when they square off against the Marquette Golden Eagles (3-1). Action begins at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 21, 2018, and can be seen on ESPN2.

Marquette Golden Eagles vs. Kansas Jayhawks ATS Odds

Both teams were victorious in their last game. The Jayhawks defeated the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns 89-76, while the Golden Eagles won big over the Presbyterian Blue Hose 74-55.

Marquette dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.273 (below their season average of 0.278) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 40.7 (above their season average of 29.0). For those same stats, Presbyterian was 0.082 and 19.0, respectively. Kansas, meanwhile, played a perfect game. They had a ridiculous offensive rebounding percentage of 40.0 and a free throw rate of 0.262. Louisiana put up marks of 21.6 and 0.159, respectively, for those same stats. Kansas’ Lagerald Vick had a good outing, putting up 33 points and nine rebounds. Meanwhile, Marquette rallied around Sam Hauser, who finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds.

Kansas could have their way on the offensive side of the ball as their high-powered offense squares off against one of the worst defenses in the country. Dating back to the 2017-18 season, the Jayhawks rank 14th in offensive efficiency, while Marquette ranks 302nd in defensive efficiency.

Marquette vs. Kansas Odds Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Kansas, ATS Winner – Marquette, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Marquette averages 26.4 three pointers per game, which ranks 31st in the NCAA. Kansas ranks 285th in three pointers allowed per game (24.6).
  • The Golden Eagles rank 47th in blocks allowed per game (2.7) while the Jayhawks rank 171st (3.5).
  • Kansas ranks 104th in steals per game (6.6) while Marquette ranks 127th in steals allowed per game (6.0).
  • The Jayhawks average 16.9 assists per game, which ranks 13th in the NCAA. The Golden Eagles rank 258th in assists allowed per game (14.6).
  • Kansas ranks 143rd in rebounds per game (36.0) while Marquette ranks 289th (32.9).