NCAA Basketball Betting – Memphis vs. Kansas

December 1, 2010 NCAA Basketball

NCAA basketball betting on Tuesday includes a rematch of the 2008 National Championship game as #1 Kansas plays Memphis in St. Louis, Missouri.

This college basketball betting matchup can be seen on ESPN. NCAA basketball betting favors Kansas in this rematch.  The Jayhawks are ranked #1 in the country and started the season with a 101-65 win against Hofstra.  The Tigers started with an 82-53 home win against Jackson State last week. Kansas is led by Preseason All-Americans Sherron Collins and Cole Aldrich. Collins had 23 points against Hofstra and is KU’s leading scorer from last season.

Aldrich had 11 points, eight rebounds and four blocked shots in the college basketball betting win over Hofstra. Last year he averaged a double-double with 14.9 points and 11.1 rebounds per NCAA basketball betting game.  Freshman guard Xavier Henry had 27 points. Kansas is the five-time defending Big 12 champion and finished 27-8 last season and won the league title outright with a 14-2 conference record. The Jayhawks made it to the Sweet 16 before losing to Michigan State in NCAA basketball betting.

Memphis returns only one starter from a year ago in NCAA basketball betting and is actually picked to finish second or third this season in Conference USA. Last season the Tigers won 33 games before falling in the Sweet 16. Sophomore guard Elliott Williams had 19 points against Jackson State, while junior forward Will Coleman had 16 points and 10 rebounds as NCAA basketball betting stats showed.

Kansas leads the all-time NCAA basketball betting series 4-2 but five of those six meetings were in the 1980’s. The matchup everyone will remember in NCAA basketball betting is the 75-68 overtime win for Kansas in the 2008 NCAA National Championship game. Kansas has played 10 teams from the current membership of Conference USA and is 58-15 against those teams.

Memphis is 4-1 in NCAA basketball betting in their last 5 road games and they are 6-2 in college basketball betting in their last 8 non-conference games. Kansas is 7-1 in NCAA basketball betting in their last 8 vs. Conference USA. The Jayhawks are 16-7 in NCAA basketball betting in their last 23 non-conference games.

Looking at the college basketball betting total we see that the last five Memphis road games have gone under. Eight of their last ten games against the Big 12 have gone under in NCAA basketball betting.

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