The Kansas City Roos (5-6) look to snap the eight-game winning streak of Kansas when they travel to Sprint Center to go head-to-head against the No. 2 Jayhawks (8-1). Tip-off is scheduled for 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 14, 2019.
Kansas City Roos at Kansas Jayhawks Odds Preview
The last time the Roos played, they were beaten by the McNeese State Cowboys, 82-73. Jahshire Hardnett had a solid game for Kansas City, leading the team in scoring with 16 points on 6-for-11 shooting. McNeese State had a free throw rate of 0.571 (above their season average of 0.216). Kansas City, meanwhile, forced the Cowboys into a turnover percentage of 24.4 (above their season average of 20.3).
The Jayhawks will look to keep it rolling after blowing out the Milwaukee Panthers in their last game, 95-68. Kansas was led by Udoka Azubuike, who put up 15 points and 17 rebounds. Kansas played a nearly flawless game. They had a fantastic offensive rebounding percentage of 46.7 (above their season average of 29.5) and a free throw rate of 0.322 (above their season average of 0.235). Milwaukee recorded marks of 26.2 and 0.197, respectively, for those same stats.
It will be a matchup of opposite paces as the up-and-down Jayhawks will look to push the more grind-it-out Roos. Dating back to last season, the Jayhawks rank 64th in possessions per game while the Roos are 189th.
Kansas City Roos vs. Kansas Jayhawks Free Prediction
College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Kansas, ATS Winner – Kansas, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Jayhawks rank 14th in assists per game (14.0) while the Roos rank 120th (11.6).
Kansas ranks 39th in rebounds allowed per game (34.4) while Kansas City ranks 68th (35.6).
Kansas City ranks sixth in three pointers allowed per game (19.3) while Kansas ranks 268th (26.3).
The Jayhawks rank 26th in blocks allowed per game (3.2) while the Roos rank 171st (3.7).
Kansas City ranks 14th in steals per game (7.8) while Kansas ranks 153rd in steals allowed per game (6.7).