The Cougars and Jayhawks are set to face off at 8:00 ET on ESPN+. The Jayhawks will host the game at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, KS. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 153 points, and Kansas is favored by -7 to win at home against BYU.

BYU COUGARS VS KANSAS JAYHAWKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Kansas Jayhawks -7

This game will be played at Allen Fieldhouse at 8:00 ET on Tuesday, February 27th.

WHY BET THE KANSAS JAYHAWKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 79-66 in favor of the Jayhawks.
  • Not only will Kansas pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -7.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 153 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Will the Cougars Pull Through as the Away Underdog?

BYU comes into this game with a 19-8 record, including a 7-7 mark in the Big 12. So far this season, they have gone 12-1 in non-conference games compared to 4-6 on the road. On the season, they have been favored in 22 of their 27 games, going 19-3 in those contests.

After losing their last game to Kansas State by a score of 84-74, the Cougars have gone 1-4 in their last five road games. Over their last ten games on the road, they have gone 4-6. For the year, BYU has an average scoring margin of +1.9 points per game on the road.

BYU has a 15-11-1 ATS record this season, including a 3-6-1 mark on the road. As the underdog, the Cougars are 0-5 vs. the spread and their last 3 road ATS record is 0-3.

This season, the over/under record for BYU games is 13-14, and today’s line of 153 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (149.8). So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1, and the average scoring total in those games is 160 points.

In contrast to their season average of 82.8 points per game, the BYU had a below average performance. They scored 74 points against Kansas State and had a field goal percentage of 40.8%. For the season, the BYU offense has struggled to get to the free-throw line, ranking just 346th in terms of free-throw attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 46%.

At present, the Cougars’ defense is nationally ranked 106th, allowing 69.3 points per game. BYU’s three-point defense is currently 79th in the country at 6.3 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 43.2% of their shots vs. BYU.

Is A Home Victory Likely for Favored Kansas?

After winning their last game against Texas by a score of 86-67, Kansas is now 21-6 overall and 9-5 in Big 12 play. The Jayhawks have won two straight games and have gone 15-0 at home this season.

On the year, Kansas has gone 21-4 when favored, and they have been favored in 25 of their 27 games. Over their last 10 home games, the Jayhawks are a perfect 10-0.

As the favorite this season, Kansas has gone 11-14 against the spread. At home, their ATS record is 8-7. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Jayhawks are 6-4 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Kansas games is 12-15 and today’s line of 153 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (145). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 134 points.

Coming off a good offensive performance, Kansas’ offense scored 86 points against Texas. Their field goal percentage for the game was 61.5%, and they went 19/27 from the free-throw line. The top scorer for the Jayhawks was Hunter Dickinson with 20 points, while KJ Adams Jr. also chipped in with 16 points.

So far this season, the Kansas defense has been performing well, ranking 69th in the country at 67.6 points allowed per contest. So far, the Kansas defense is giving up an average of 8.6 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.4 times per game (559th).