The Jayhawks are thought of as a favorite to make the Final Four by fans of basketball odds.
NCAA basketball odds experts see that Kansas lost lottery pick Julian Wright and could be even better this season. Head coach Bill Self has done an excellent job according to those that follow basketball odds and the Jayhawks are loaded. Kansas has three excellent guards including at least two future pros in Mario Chalmers and Sherron Collins. Russell Robinson is probably a future NBA player as well according to NCAA basketball odds experts and he leads the team. Chalmers is the player that makes an impact on the NCAA basketball odds board with his scoring. Collins is not far behind in affecting basketball odds with his scoring and defense. NCAA basketball odds will be affected early on since Brandon Rush will not be back from injury until December. That should give him plenty of time to be ready for the important games. Other players that give Kansas depth according to NCAA basketball odds are Jeremy Case, Brady Morningstar, Tyrel Reed and Rodrick Stewart.
The frontcourt is also good with Darrell Arthur leading the way for fans of NCAA basketball odds. Other returnees who could easily be stars are Darnell Jackson and Sasha Kaun. Another future talent is freshman Cole Aldrich. The Jayhawks are really loaded at every position and will be a major force on the NCAA basketball odds board this season. NCAA basketball odds experts know that the Jayhawks return all but one player for this season with a total of 84.6 percent of the scoring and 80.2 percent of the rebounding. Many basketball odds experts know that Kansas has won 33 games or more four times since Big 12 play began in 1996-97. They are the only school to do that.
NCAA basketball odds experts are aware that Kansas has won five Big 12 Championship titles in the 11-year history of the league. The total is more than any school in the conference. Many fans of NCAA basketball odds want to know that Kansas held 37 of 38 opponents under 50 percent shooting last season. Fans may know that sophomore Darrell Arthur recorded 56 blocks in his debut season, the second most by a Kansas freshman. NCAA basketball odds fans know that junior Mario Chalmers broke the Kansas single-season record with 97 steals last year.