Wofford vs. Kansas Preview, Prediction, and Free Pick 12-4-18




Wofford vs. Kansas Preview, Prediction, and Free Pick 12-4-18

Wofford (5-2) vs Kansas (5-0)

Date : 12/04/2018
Time : 8:00PM
Location : Allen Fieldhouse

Pick, Prediction, & Preview:

Wofford vs Kansas

The Wofford Terriers head to Allen Fieldhouse on Tuesday night to take on the #2 team in the land, the Kansas Jayhawks. It’s no secret that the Jayhawks are good. They usually are. The Terriers have played ranked teams like North Carolina earlier this season, so Kansas isn’t a huge threat. While fairly unknown in the college basketball universe, the Terriers will come to play. At 5-2, an upset of the Jayhawks would be validation that they can play with the big boys. They did blowout South Carolina by 20 points with a tune-up game against East Tennesse State before heading to Kansas. Should the Jayhawks be concerned? Yes.

Wofford's Latest Performance :

The Wofford Terriers improved to 5-2 on Monday night at the hands of the South Carolina Gamecocks who fell to 3-3 on the season. Guard Nathan Hoover led all scorers with a career-high 30 points and a handful of boards. The Gamecocks struggled from the field. Especially, behind the arc where they missed 12 of their first 13.

Coach Mike Young was not only proud of his star player of the night but found a moment of humor when his confident guard hesitated to take his water home after the press conference. “That’s what happens when you come to a place like this,” he said.

Kansas's Latest Performance :

Bill Self has another loaded team who is currently undefeated in college basketball. His star player, Lagerald Vick is draining three’s at a record-setting clip with 21 over the past four games while shooting 65.6% from beyond the arc. He has a strong supporting cast who can not only play defense but can score as well. That’s always a lethal combination when you’re a top team in the nation.

The #5 Volunteers of Tennesse gave the Jayhawks their toughest test to date on Friday night forcing overtime but fell short 87-81. Dedric Lawson scored 24 to lead the Jayhawks with Devon Datson adding 17 points. Tennesse guard Admiral Schofield put up 21 points against the stingy Kansas defense before it was all said and done.

How Wofford & Kansas Matchup.

Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:

KU is 3-2 ATS overall

KU is ATS at home 0-2 and 0-0 ATS away

Wofford is 3-2 ATS overall

Wofford is 1-1 ATS at home and 2-1 ATS away

 

In-Depth Analysis of each team:

This game proposes an interesting match-up for the Kansas Jayhawks. There’s always a game during the season where top teams seem to get caught looking ahead. This may be that game. Wofford isn’t considered a powerhouse basketball program but does compete with ranked and better-known teams. However, this is the Kansas Jayhawks who have a lot to prove this season. Anything less than a trip to the title game would be a losing season in their book.

Betting trends for Wofford:

  • Wofford is 3-1 after a win

  • Wofford is 2-1 as away team

  • Wofford is 5-2 in non-conference games

Betting trends for Kansas:

  • KU is 2-0 as home team

  • KU is 2-0 as home favorite

  • KU is 5-0 in non-conference games

Bryan

A prolific television producer/writer and general sports enthusiast, Bryan has produced and written for several TV shows over the years. He attended the University of Missouri and has been involved in competitive sports his entire life.