The Jayhawks are still looking at a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament but they don’t want to end the regular season with a loss. They are favored in NCAA basketball betting against the Tigers.
College basketball betting has seen Missouri do very well at home through the years but they face a tough test against Kansas. The Jayhawks were rolling along until losing at Oklahoma State and they do not want to go into next week’s Big 12 Tournament with a loss. "Hey, forget about K-State. For our team to get better, we've got to become more physical on the glass and do some things in addition to just worrying about K-State.” Head coach Bill Self said, “We need to get after it the next couple of games."
Kansas has won seven of the last ten against Missouri and they are 5-4-1 against the college basketball betting odds. Kansas routed Missouri in Lawrence in January by a score of 84-65. They have split the last four games at Missouri though. The game earlier this season went under the total but considering how much Missouri scores in home games that may not happen in this contest.
The Jayhawks are one of the top teams in the country straight up but they do not have a winning record against the NCAA basketball betting odds. They have a losing record at home and on the road. Away from home they are 3-6-1 against the college basketball betting odds. Even though Kansas scores a lot of points they have also been going under the total more than they go over this season. That is somewhat surprising considering the Jayhawks have the fourth best offense in the nation.
Missouri has a nice offense as well as they are 20th in the country. The Tigers have been a very profitable 9-4 at home this season in college basketball betting. They also go over the total a lot at home with eight of their 11 home games going over. The Tigers will probably look to play a high paced game against Kansas but that is a risky way to play since the Jayhawks have more talent up and down the roster. But that is how Missouri plays and it may not work well against Kansas.