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Kansas Jayhawks at Central Florida Knights Betting Preview – Jan 10, 2024

In the Big 12 – the Kansas Jayhawks will play their first conference game on the road as they head to Orlando Florida. The Jayhawks will take on the Central Florida Knights. Kansas is ranked third in the most recent Associated Press Top 25 poll. Kansas has won nine straight games, and are 13-1 overall. The Jayhawks beat TCU in their conference opener at home on Saturday.

For Central Florida, they are seeking their first ever win in the Big 12 conference for basketball. The Knights are 9-4 overall, but have lost 3 out of their last 10 overall. The Knights had a tough time on the road at Kansas State on Saturday, as they fell by 25 points.

Kansas is -6 on the road at Central Florida. The total is listed at 143.5.

Jayhawks Big 12 Favorites

The Kansas Jayhawks got a little lucky with their most recent home win. The Jayhawks were down, and were able to get a flagrant call for free throws and the ball, before holding on to beat TCU. The Jayhawks enjoyed 30 points from their transfer from Michigan, Hunter Dickinson. He also had 11 rebounds in the game.

Dickinson is one of the top contenders for national player of the year with 19.4 points per game, and 12.4 rebounds per game. Kevin McCullar has been brilliant for hte Jayhawks as well. He leads the team with 20.1 points per game. K.J. Adams is third on the team with 12.6 points per game for Bill Self’s team.

Kansas is at home on Saturday against Oklahoma, before going on the road for back to back at Oklahoma State and West Virginia.

Knights Big Home Underdogs

Central Florida lost early in the season at Miami, and then a home loss to Stetson to wrap up their November. In December, the Knights lost just once, to Ole Miss. The best win for them this season was at home over Charlotte. So, there is no doubt Central Florida is looking for  that signature win. This would most certainly be one.

The top scorer for Central Florida has been Jaylin Sellers. Sellers scored 34 in a loss earlier in the season to Stetson. On the season, he is averaging more than 17 points per game. Second on the team is Darious Johnson. Johnson has 13.9 points per game and 3.5 assists on his stat line.

Central Florida is scoring 76.5 points per game, which is 144th in College Basketball. The Knights are making just 7.4 three point shots per game.

Kansas Holds on in Orlando

The Jayhawks are going to win this game, and they should win it easily. Kansas is a team that sometimes starts slow, and plays down to competition. The point spread is about right here. The Knights are going to be especially fired up, especially for a team playing their first conference game at home. The Jayhawks eventually win this game, but the Knights cover the spread. The final betting pick for this game is the Central Florida Knights +6 over the Kansas Jayhawks on Wednesday. 

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