Planning on watching today’s Bulldogs and Jayhawks game? Catch the action at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, KS, as the Jayhawks hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 142.5 points, and the Jayhawks are favored to win at home against the Bulldogs.
YALE BULLDOGS VS KANSAS JAYHAWKS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Yale Bulldogs +15.5
This game will be played at Allen Fieldhouse at 8:00 ET on Friday, December 22nd.
WHY BET THE YALE BULLDOGS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Jayhawks.
- Even though we have Kansas winning straight-up, we like Yale at +15.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 142.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.
Can the Bulldogs Offense Score Enough in Lawrence?
Today’s game will mark the 13th contest of the season for Yale, who currently have a record of 7-5. In games played on the road, the Bulldogs are 3-4, while they are 2-0 when playing at home. Heading into today’s game, Yale has a 3-6 record against the spread. In their last five games, the team is 1-3 ATS.
Through 12 games, Yale has an over/under record of 6-3-0 with their games averaging a combined 143 points per game so far. Over the course of the last five games, the Bulldogs’ games have averaged 138 points per game, along with an over/under record of 2-2.
The Yale offense is coming off a game where they scored 73 points against Quinnipiac. They posted a field goal percentage of 44.8% and connected on 7 threes. Bez Mbeng is leading the team in scoring at 13.6 points per contest. Danny Wolf has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 13.4 going into the game.
Yale’s defense has been playing well, ranking 91st nationally, with 67.1 points allowed per game. In their most recent game, the Yale defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Quinnipiac knocked down 11 three-pointers on their way to 66 points.
Will Kansas Come Through as Home Favorites?
Kansas, with a record of 10-1, has won eight of their last ten home games, including those from last year. As of now, Kansas sits below .500 against the spread with a record of 4-5. On the road, the Jayhawks have yet to cover the spread, going 0-4, while at home they have a solid 4-1 record vs. the spread.
So far, Kansas’ games have averaged 144.7 points per game with the average over/under line being 146.5 points. In their most recent three games, the Jayhawks’ over/under record is 1-2, with their games averaging 146 points per game.
The Jayhawks’ offense wrapped up their last game with 75 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 79.5 points per contest. In terms of offense, the Jayhawks have a season-long field goal percentage of 51%, putting them 19th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 73rd in percentage and 238th in three-pointers made.
Coming into today’s game, the Kansas defense is giving up an average of 65.1 points per contest. So far, the Kansas defense is giving up an average of 8.8 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.4 times per game (545th).