Stanford Cardinal vs. Kansas Jayhawks Free Prediction

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The undefeated second-ranked Kansas Jayhawks (5-0) try to stay unbeaten when they go head-to-head against the Stanford Cardinal (4-3) at Allen Fieldhouse. The game will air on ESPN at 5:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

Stanford Cardinal vs. Kansas Jayhawks Betting Odds

Both teams beat their last opponent. The Jayhawks defeated the fifth-ranked Tennessee Volunteers 87-81, while the Cardinal beat the Portland State Vikings 79-67.

The Cardinal had a ridiculous free throw rate of 0.404 (above their season average of 0.282) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.558 (above their season average of 0.462). Kansas, on the other hand, played a nearly perfect game. They had a ridiculous free throw rate of 0.367 (above their season average of 0.231) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.542 (below their season average of 0.555). Tennessee had marks of 0.160 and 0.460, respectively, for those same stats. Dedric Lawson had a solid performance for Kansas, recording 24 points, 13 rebounds and five assists. Stanford, meanwhile, was lifted by Oscar Da Silva, who finished with 12 points.

The Jayhawks won the lone contest between these two teams last season, 75-54. Kansas had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.574 vs. 0.393). Stanford, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (34.9 vs. 27.3).

Kansas should be expected to protect the ball well in this contest. Since last season, Kansas ranks 48th in the country at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 16.8 percent), while Stanford has forced the 40th-fewest turnovers (16.5 percent). Furthermore, the Cardinal have been among the country’s elite at getting to the line, ranking 25th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.287). The Jayhawks, however, rank 10th in opponents’ FTA rate (0.178).

Stanford at Kansas Free Pick

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

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Kansas ranks 77th in three pointers attempted per game (24.2) while Stanford ranks 296th (18.2).
  • The Jayhawks rank 61st in steals allowed per game (5.5) while the Cardinal rank 237th (7.0).
  • Stanford ranks 34th in rebounds per game (38.8) while Kansas ranks 169th in rebounds allowed per game (35.0).
  • The Jayhawks average 4.1 blocks per game, which ranks 65th in the NCAA. The Cardinal rank 257th in blocks allowed per game (4.4).
  • Kansas ranks 17th in assists per game (16.6) while Stanford ranks 204th (13.0).