While we are still a long way from figuring out who will be crowned the NCAA Basketball odds champion this season, there are a few teams that have already signaled their intent. The Kansas Jayhawks are a perennial favorite, and they are off to another solid start. They will welcome the UC Irvine Anteaters into Allen Fieldhouse on Tuesday, December 29. Tip-off for this one is set for 9 PM EST on ESPNU.
A Closer Look At The Anteaters vs Jayhawks College Hoops Match Up
Going on the road to face #2 ranked Kansas is not a task that any team would look forward to, which is why the Jayhawks are almost always the favorite on home court. The odds of the Anteaters winning straight up are sure to be astronomical, and perhaps not a wise bet, but the spread and the OVER/UNDER are definitely there for the taking. Be sure to come back to MyBookie.ag for all the updated odds closer to game time.
Why bet on the UC Irvine Anteaters
The Anteaters not only have a cool name, they also have a pretty respectable 10-4 record to go with it. They are coming into this one on a 3-game winning streak, but are just 5-7-0 ATS so far this season. They have been installed as the underdog on 3 separate occasions this season, and only managed to cover once. They are right down the middle when it comes to the OVER/UNDER, and are 6-6-0 O/U so far, although 3 of their last 4 games have landed on the OVER. The Anteaters are averaging 68.8 PPG, and are giving up 65.0 PPG.
Why bet on the Kansas Jayhawks
You don’t have to dig very deep to find all kinds of reasons as to why the 10-1 Jayhawks would be a good bet here. There is not likely to be very much value in taking them straight up, which means looking for alternative bets to make a little money. Kansas took their only loss of the season in game 2, but it came against a Michigan State team that is currently ranked #1. There has certainly been money to be made with the Jayhawks this season, as they are 7-2-0 ATS. The OVER/UNDER has been a little trickier, though, as it has gone 4-5-0 O/U. The Jayhawks are averaging 84.5 PPG, and are giving up 64.6 PPG.
My Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
I’m not really breaking any new ground here by taking the Jayhawks to win in this one, and like you guys, my money will be going in the point spread and the OVER/UNDER.
My Prediction: UC Irvine Anteaters 62 Kansas Jayhawks 81