3* NCAAB *BEST BET* (ESPNU)
Davidson vs. Kansas,
12/19/2011 21:00 EDT,
Score: 80 - 74
Point Spread: +13½/-105 Davidson
3* NCAAB *BEST BET* (ESPNU) on Davidson +13.5
This young Kansas team is getting a little too much respect here against an experienced Davidson squad because of its win over No. 2 Ohio State, which was playing without Jared Sullinger. The Jayhawks won't have the same home-court advantage with this game being playing in Kansas City, and Davidson will be hungry as it checks in off back-to-back defeats.
The Jayhawks and Wildcats have played one like opponent - Duke. Kansas lost to Duke by 7 on a neutral floor. Davidson lost to the Blue Devils by 13 in a true road game. This shows us Davidson is capable of playing with Kansas this evening.
Davidson is a team that does the little things well. One of those things is free throw shooting. The Wildcats average 24 free throw attempts per game and make 19 of those for an 80.4% average. This is significant because Self's Kansas teams are 0-6 ATS all-time when playing away from Lawrence against excellent free throw shooting teams that make them at a rate of 77% or better. Kansas has only defeated these foes by an average of 2.0 points.
It is also worth noting that the Wildcats are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 vs. the Big 12. Take Davidson.