Kansas Jayhawks vs Stanford Cardinals 12/29/2019 Game Analysis, Odds and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Kansas Jayhawks vs Stanford Cardinals 12/29/2019 – The Kansas City Jayhawks tasted their second defeat in the tournament after rolling with a nine-game winning streak. They will be heading to the Maples Pavilion in Stanford, California to battle the Stanford Cardinals this Sunday, December 29 at 3:00 PM Eastern Time. ABC will feature the game on television while SofaScore will make the game available on online streaming. The Cardinals will be a tough customer to beat since they are undefeated at home and they are currently on a four-game winning streak. National Championship Basketball Odds think that this will be the first time that the Cardinals will lose at home.
Kansas Jayhawks vs Stanford Cardinals 12/29/2019
Devon Dotson has been the player to watch for the Jayhawks as he is coming in as an NBA draft prospect doing 19.2 points, 4 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 2.1 steals per game. He is getting help from Udoka Azubuike who is doing 14 points, 8.4 rebounds and two blocks per game. He is also averaging a very high field goal percentage at 80.5%. Ochai Agbaji has been their best shooter from the three-point line averaging 40% and he finishes around 11.4 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. Kansas Jayhawks are coming off a 1-point loss against Villanova and they feel they won that game.
Players to watch:
D. Dotson G (11 GP 34.7 MIN 19.2 PTS 4 REB 4.7 AST 2.1 STL 0 BLK 2.7 TO 48.6 FG% 82.7 FT% 32.6 3P%), U. Azubuike C (11 GP 26.4 MIN 14 PTS 8.4 REB 1.5 AST 0.7 STL 2 BLK 2 TO 80.5 FG% 35.9 FT% 0 3P%), O. Agbaji G (11 GP 33.4 MIN 11.4 PTS 4.8 REB 2.7 AST 1.7 STL 0.2 BLK 2.1 TO 47.5 FG% 75 FT% 40 3P%).
The Stanford Cardinals are being bannered by the tandem of Oscar Da Silva and Tyrell Terry. Da Silva is a forward that gives the Cardinals 17.6 points, 6 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.4 steals per night. On the other hand, Terry provides additional scoring with 15.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists. Their best shooter in the squad is forward Spencer Jones who is 48% from the three-point arc and does 10.1 points and 4.3 rebounds per game. Containing Devon Dotson is going to be a matchup nightmare for the Cardinals but they have to prevent his supporting cast from getting their usual numbers.
Players to watch:
O. da Silva F (12 GP 28.1 MIN 17.6 PTS 6 REB 1.8 AST 1.4 STL 0.8 BLK 2.5 TO 61.2 FG% 84.2 FT% 33.3 3P%), T. Terry G (11 GP 30.8 MIN 15.6 PTS 5.4 REB 3.4 AST 2 STL 0 BLK 2.4 TO 47.7 FG% 87.9 FT% 40.4 3P%), S. Jones F (12 GP 27.8 MIN 10.3 PTS 4.3 REB 0.7 AST 0.6 STL 0.9 BLK 0.6 TO 45.5 FG% 69.2 FT% 47.2 3P%).
Kansas Jayhawks vs Stanford Cardinals Betting Predictions
Kansas is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
Cardinals are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games.
Kansas Jayhawks vs Stanford Cardinals Betting Picks
Cardinals are the underdogs in this match even if they are undefeated at home according to Betting On College Basketball. Even with the better record, the Kansan Jayhawks have lost to top tier teams in the NCAA and they would love to initiate another winning streak after losing to Villanova.
Moneyline: The ML for the Jayhawks in this game is at -280 since they are much favored to win. The Cardinals are at -240 of they pull an upset
Spread: The spread between the teams is at 6.5 points. The Cardinals own the +6.5 while the Jayhawks are on the opposite end at -6.5.
Total: 134.5 points is the expected total for this game. Cardinals are expected to go over while the Jayhawks are the team under.
Score Prediction: 75-69, Jayhawks win.