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Seton Hall vs Kansas Pick & Preview: Thursday, December 1st Betting Odds
Pirates vs Jayhawks Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Seton Hall Pirates at Kansas Jayhawks
- Where: Lawrence at Allen Fieldhouse
- Date: Thursday, December 1st
- Betting Odds: Seton Hall +8.5, SETON +315 | KAN -425 O/U 135.5
Seton Hall will be looking to pick up a win in today’s game vs Kansas in order to snap their current 2 game losing streak. So far, the Pirates have played 1 game on the road, with a record of 1-0. For the season, Seton Hall has been the underdog in 1 game, sitting with a mark of 1-0. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Pirates being +8.5 point underdogs.
Seton Hall will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Al-Amir Dawes who is averaging 11.86 points per game for the Pirates. Dawes is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Pirates’ offensive gameplan is the play of Tyrese Samuel who has hit 52.8% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.86 points per game.
On offense, Seton Hall is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 72.9 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 7 games, they have only hit 34.0% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 35.82% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Kansas will take the floor against the Pirates with an overall record of 7-1. So far this season, Kansas has played 6 games at home, sitting with a record of 6-0. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Jayhawks as the -8.5 point favorites. The Jayhawks have been favored 6 times, going 6-0 straight up.
Jalen Wilson comes into today’s game as the Jayhawks’ leading scorer at 22.75 points per contest. Not only has Wilson been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Kansas’ top rebounder at 8.88 boards per contest. Behind Wilson, the team has benefited from the strong play of Gradey Dick who is second on the team in scoring at 15.38 points per game. Overall, he has hit 48.4% of his shots and is adding 4.12 boards per game.
So far this season, Kansas has put together a strong scoring offense at 78.6 points per game (31st). This strong figure has come despite the Jayhawks playing at a slow tempo compared to other schools. For the season, they have hit 35.5% of their shots from outside, which is closer to the NCAA average. Kansas’ overall field goal percentage currently sits at 48.1%
Free Spread Prediction: Kansas Jayhawks -8.5
Kansas Jayhawks will tip off their matchup over Seton Hall Pirates as the strong favorites to pick up the win with a point spread sitting at -8.5. Our analysis like’s Kansas’ chances to pull away with an easy win and cover the spread. When looking at how each team likes to play, both Kansas and Seton Hall are near the NCAA average in possessions per game. We like how this scenario favors Kansas, as throughout the game their superior talent should come through in an easy win. Although the Jayhawks don’t have a great track record vs the spread as the betting favorite, going 1-4 (last 5), we like their chances to come away with the ATS win.
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