Authored by College Basketball Against The Spread Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall and produced by Charliessports.com for their 2014 Basketball game on Saturday December 13, 2014 at 3:15 pm EST on the ESPN television network.
The (7-1) And 14th ranked Utah Utes of the PAC-Twelve will make the trip from the Beehive State to the Show-Me-State to take on the (7-1) and 10th ranked Kansas Jayhawks of the Big-Twelve Conference in 2014 NCAA Basketball action. The team will play at the Sprint Center in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. This Sports Handicapper believes the Utah Utes will get a great seed in the 2015 NCAA March Madness Tournament. The Kansas Jayhawks lost two first round draft picks to the NBA are still favorites in their conference. The betting line has Utah as a five-point road underdog Against The Spread and the betting odds total in not posted for Saturday’s game.
The 2014-15 Utah Utes are coached by former NBA center Larry Krystkowiak, and he is doing a masterful job at rebuilding the program to where the last Rick Majerus had it. Utah beat in-state rival BYU on Wednesday night 65-61 on the road, and the under is 6-2 the Utes last eight vs. The Big 12 Conference. The under is also 14-4 Utah last eighteen played on a neutral site. Utah is 5-2-1 Against The Point Spread, going over the betting odds total five times and staying under twice on NCAA Basketball Expert ATS Predictions this season. The Utah Utes have a very good team and can compete with Kansas; the Utes will have to rely Delon Wright to play a near flawless game at the point. Utah wants to play at a fast pace; they’re lone loss came at the hands of a defense-oriented San Diego State team.
The 2014-15 Kansas Jayhawks are seeking their 11th consecutive Big-Twelve Conference title and achieving that goal Forward Perry Ellis has to step up and become a team leader. Kansas was blown out earlier this season at the hands of the Kentucky Wildcats on a neutral court. The over is 10-2 Kansas last twelve on Saturday’s and the under 16-7 the Jayhawks last 23 vs. The PAC-Twelve. Kansas is 5-3 Against The Point Spread, going over the betting odds total five times and staying under twice. The Kansas Jayhawks have advanced in NCAA March Madness Tournament play over the years, but that’s unacceptable for this program. The reason is lack of a dominate point-guard play the past five seasons. Not since current Miami Heat player Mario Chalmers led the team to the National Championship has KU had a very skilled player at the position.
Free Pick: Kansas-5.