Sweet Sixteen: Kansas Has Virtual Home Game Against Purdue
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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