Ucon Huskies vs Kansas Jayhawks Prediction
When: 7:45 PM ET, Saturday, March 19, 2016
Where: Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa
Line: Kansas -8.5, Total: 140
TV: 7:45 p.m. ET, CBS
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Connecticut (25-10) got off to a sluggish start against Colorado, falling behind 33-22 late in the opening half, but they turned things around with tight defense and a 22-of-23 performance from the free-throw line to outscore Colorado 52-34 the rest of the way. Much like 2014, when Ollie guided UConn to the national championship as a seventh seed, the current Huskies are on a late-season roll while winning five straight, including a 3-0 run to win the American Athletic Conference tournament title and a 74-67 comeback victory over eighth-seeded Colorado in Thursday’s NCAA tourney first round.
Shonn Miller 13 PTS, 5 REB, 0.9 BLK
Sterling Gibbs 12 PTS, 2 REB, 38.7 FG%
Rodney Purvis 12 PTS, 3 REB, 40 FG%
Kansas (31-4) haven’t lost since an 85-72 defeat at Iowa State on Jan. 25, and are averaging 85.3 points over their last six outings, including their 3-0 run to the Big 12 tournament title. Kansas got ahead of Austin Peay early Thursday which gave the Jayhawks a chance to rest the starters and go to the bench early.
Perry Ellis 14 PTS, 5 REB, 0.5 BLK
Wayne Selden Jr. 11 PTS, 3 REB, 42.7 FG%
Frank Mason III 10 PTS, 3 REB, 3.5 AST
Public consensus is evenly split with 54% on Kansas Jayhawks to cover. The point spread opened at the same line which indicates that the amount wagered is balanced on both sides.
Kansas 75, UConn 74
I am taking the points in a game that I have rated as PK. Both teams are hot and both should be on their game right down to the last possession.