Kentucky Wildcats vs #5 Kansas Jayhawks

Kentucky Wildcats vs Kansas Jayhawks 1/29/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Kentucky Wildcats vs Kansas Jayhawks 1/29/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

A Southeastern and Big 12 battle between the number 5 ranked Kansas Jayhawks and number 12 ranked Kentucky Wildcats takes place on Saturday, January 29 at 6:00 p.m. ET at the Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas. 

 

The Kentucky Wildcats improved to 6-2, second-place in SEC and 2 games behind the Auburn Tigers for the lead.  The Kansas Jayhawks lead the Big 12 at 6-1, trailed by Baylor Bears with 0.5 games.  Kentucky is 16-4 overall while Kansas is 17-2 overall.  

 

The Kentucky Wildcats defeated the Mississippi State Bulldogs at 82-74 in overtime last Tuesday.  From the whole 10 points made by Kentucky in overtime, 8 came from Kellan Grady including 3 consecutive three-pointers. 

 

Sahvir Wheeler made the 2 free throws to cap the win and finished with 15 points and 6 assists.  Grady finished with 18 points while Oscar Tshiebwe led with 21 points and grabbed 22 rebounds.  Keion Brooks Jr. added 12 points and 6 rebounds. 

 

The Wildcats were 47% in shooting, made 6 of 23 three-points, and only 14 of 20 free throws.  They outrebounded the Bulldogs at 44-31 but turned over the ball 17 times.  Kentucky‘s key player this season is Oscar Tshiebwe averaging 16.3 ppg, 15.1 rpg, 1.6 steals, and 1.5 blocks per game. 

 

Tshiebwe also leads with 61.5% in field goals.  Sahvir Wheeler leads with 6.9 assists per game.  As a team, Kentucky is averaging 82.3 ppg which is top 10, 41.7 RPG which is top 15, and 16.9 assists per game which is top 23 in the league.     

 

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It also took an overtime time for Kansas Jayhawks to defeat the Texas Tech Red Raiders at 94-91.  Kansas led by 6 points in the half but Texas Tech came back with 45 points in the second half to tie the game. 

 

Ochai Agbaji scored a career-high 37 points including 7 three-pointers.  Christian Braun contributed 15 points while David McCormack added 13 points.  The Jayhawks were 43.2% in shooting, 3% less than Texas Tech.  They made 8 of 23 three-point shots and 22 of 30 free throws. 

 

Kansas dominated Texas Tech in rebounding 50-38 but were forced to turn over the ball 13 times.  This season, Ochai Agbaji leads with 21.3 ppg and 52.7% in field goals.  Jalen Wilson leads with 14.8 rpg.  Dajuan Harris Jr. leads with 3.7 assists and 1.4 steals per game while Christial Braun is the leader with 1.2 blocks per game. 

 

As a team, Kansas is averaging 81.5 ppg which is top 13, 37.3 RPG which is 128th, and 16.4 assists per game which is top 31 in the league.  

 

#12 Kentucky Wildcats vs #5 Kansas Jayhawks.  The NCAAB pick is the Kansas Jayhawks.  Both teams are coming into this game challenged by their opponents thus having to win their games in overtime. 

 

This will be a great matchup with Kentucky keeping it close but Kansas will do enough to remain undefeated at home with 11 wins.  Taking the win at home is the Kansas Jayhawks but the Kentucky Wildcats cover 77-74. 

 

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NCAAB Starting Time: 6:00 P.M. ET

 

Location: Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence

 

Date: Saturday, January 29, 2022

 

TV: ESPN

 

NCAAB ODDS: Kansas Jayhawks -5.0

 

NCAAB TOTALS: 153.0

 

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