UTEP at Kansas: 3/4/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Kansas Jayhawks (18-8) vs UTEP Miners (12-10)
Game Info: Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Allen Fieldhouse)
Betting Odds: Kansas Jayhawks -17 -- Over/Under: 134.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The UTEP Miners and Kansas Jayhawks face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown at Allen Fieldhouse.
The UTEP Miners come into this game with a 12-10 record overall and they have won four games in a row. UTEP has also been able to come away with a cover of the spread. In the last game against Charlotte the offense was elite putting up 77 points and that led to a 15 point victory. UTEP on the season is averaging 68.6 points per game while their defense is giving up 68.2 points per game. UTEP is shooting 41.9 percent from the field and 33.7 percent from behind the three point line. Guard Souley Boum has been the best player for UTEP averaging 18.7 points while shooting 38.4 percent from the field and 40.8 percent from behind the three point line.
On the other side of this matchup is the Kansas Jayhawks who come into this game with an 18-8 record overall and their last win of the season was an impressive one over the Baylor Bears. The defense locked down in that game giving up only 58 points and that led to the victory. Kansas on the season is averaging 72.9 points per game while their defense is giving up 66.5 points per game. Kansas is shooting 43.7 percent from the field and 33.7 percent from behind the three point line. Forward David McCormack has been the best player for Kansas and coming into this game he is averaging 13.2 points while shooting 51.3 percent from the field .
Kansas is 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 games played on Thursday. Kanssa is 9-3 against the spread in their last 12 games against Conference USA. The under is 6-2-1 in Kansas last nine games played on Thursday.
Kansas is the better team and they have all kinds of confidence in this game. Look for Kansas defense to be strong again and that will lead to the Jayhawks coming away with a blowout victory. Back Kansas against the spread.