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Sweet Sixteen: Kansas Has Virtual Home Game Against Purdue

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Purdue’s Size & Inside Game Cause Problems

Sprint Center in Kansas City will be host to the Purdue Boilermakers and the Kansas Jayhawks Sweet Sixteen matchup on Thursday. Kansas City is only 35 miles from the Jayhawks campus. This will be a virtual home game and a rowdy crowd is expected.

Oddsmakers opened the Jayhawks as -4.5-point favorites versus the Boilermakers, while the game’s total opened at 156. The Jayhawks are now 5-point favorites and the total has fell to 155.

Kansas was a 90-70 winner in the NCAA Tournament Round of 32 against the Michigan State Spartans. They covered the -7.5-point spread as favorites. The Jayhawks start four guards.  Two are Josh Jackson and Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk who stand at 6-foot-8. They get more than 60 of their 83 points per game from their four guards.

Purdue won a 80-76 thriller against the Iowa State Cyclones in their NCAA second round matchup. They covered as a -1-point favorite. The Boilermakers have 6-8 Vince Edwards, who scores 12.7 points per game. The 7-2 Isaac Haas scores 12.6 points per game will create matchup problems for Kansas. National Player of the Year candidate Caleb Swanigan is 6-9 and 250 pounds. He averages 18.5 points and 12.6 rebounds. He’s also a quality passer, averaging 3.0 assists.

Sweet Sixteen Betting Trends

Team record: 27-7 SU,19-10-2 ATS
Purdue is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Purdue’s last 6 games

Team record: 30-4 SU,13-18-1 ATS
Kansas is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
Kansas is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas’s last 5 games

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Dirty has been an employee or owner of some of the top online sports gambling forums since 1998. He worked at EOG.com from it's inception until 2008 when he left and opened GamblingIQ and then in 2012 opened Handicappers Hidaway. He has written hundreds af articles over the years and always has his "Dirty Dozen" College Football poll up starting the first week of October.
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