College Basketball Picks: Kansas Jayhawks vs. Florida Gators

Jeff GrantContributor IDecember 10, 2013

College Basketball Picks: Kansas Jayhawks vs. Florida Gators

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    The Kansas Jayhawks have compiled a 39-16 straight-up record against ranked opponents since the 2007-08 season, which is important to consider when they travel to take on the Florida Gators at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center on Tuesday.

    Sports bettors will find that the Jayhawks are 2.5-point road underdogs in the NCAA basketball odds, with no betting total in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this Big 12/SEC Challenge matchup from a betting perspective. I'll offer up a prediction along the way.

    Gambling stats via SBR Forum.

Kansas Jayhawks

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    The Kansas Jayhawks are 6-2 straight up and 3-5 against the spread through eight games this season. They'll try to bounce back from a 75-72 setback to the Colorado Buffaloes as 1.5-point road favorites last Saturday.

    College basketball handicappers will find that the Jayhawks have covered the number in seven of their last 10 games against Southeastern Conference opponents.

Florida Gators

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    The Florida Gators have dropped three of four all-time meetings against the Kansas Jayhawks, including an 82-80 overtime setback as six-point favorites on Nov. 25, 2006.

    Over the last two-plus seasons, the Gators are 32-30 against the spread as favorites.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend readers back the Kansas Jayhawks, as they've gone 2-0-1 against the spread as road underdogs of three or fewer points the last two-plus seasons.

    College Basketball Pick: Kansas Jayhawks +2.5

     

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