The No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks (7-0) are off to a hot start and will try to stay unbeaten when they take on the Washington Huskies (6-2) at Sprint Center. Kansas is a 20-point favorite on the opening line, while the games Over/Under (O/U) opened at 157.5 points. Tip-off is scheduled for 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, and it can be seen on ESPN2.
Washington Huskies at Kansas Jayhawks Odds Preview
The Huskies defeated the Omaha Mavericks in their last outing, 86-73. David Crisp led Washington in scoring with 24 points on 8-for-16 shooting. Washington dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.317 (matching their season average) and a turnover percentage of 13.5 (better than their season average of 17.2). For those same stats, Omaha put up marks of 0.118 and 17.0, respectively.
In the Jayhawks’ last game, they defeated the Syracuse Orange, 76-60. Kansas received a boost from Devonte Graham, who was the games leading scorer with 35 points on 10-for-17 shooting. Kansas’ 0.591 effective field goal percentage was their largest advantage over Syracuse, who had a rate of 0.375. The Jayhawks mark was below their season average of 0.628, while the Orange’s was below their season average of 0.491.
Kansas could have their way on the offensive side of the ball as their productive offense squares off against one of the nation’s worst defenses. The Jayhawks rank 11th in offensive efficiency, while Washington ranks 324th in defensive efficiency since the 2016-17 season.
In terms of the O/U total, these teams are complete opposites. Washington games have gone over 57.1 percent of the time, while 66.7 percent of games featuring Kansas have gone under. The Jayhawks hold a substantial advantage in terms of straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) records. They are 7-0 SU and 5-1 ATS, while the Huskies are 6-2 SU and 3-3-1 ATS.
Washington Huskies at Kansas Jayhawks Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Kansas, ATS Winner – Kansas, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Jayhawks rank 40th in rebounds per game (38.8) while the Huskies rank 124th in rebounds allowed per game (34.5).
- Kansas averages 16.9 assists per game, which ranks 16th in the NCAA. Washington ranks 294th in assists allowed per game (15.9).
- The Huskies average 5.3 blocks per game, which ranks 17th in the NCAA. The Jayhawks rank 172nd in blocks allowed per game (3.6).
- Kansas ranks 61st in steals per game (7.3) while Washington ranks 214th in steals allowed per game (6.8).