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No. 2 Kansas (home) vs. UMKC (away)

Current Records: Kansas 8-1; UMKC 5-6

What to Know

The #2 Kansas Jayhawks will square off against the UMKC Kangaroos at 5 p.m. ET on Saturday at Sprint Center. Kansas is coming into the game hot, having won eight in a row.

The Jayhawks made easy work of the Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers and carried off a 95-68 win. Kansas' success was spearheaded by the efforts of G Devon Dotson, who had 22 points and nine assists, and G Ochai Agbaji, who shot 5-for-8 from downtown and finished with 22 points and eight boards.

Meanwhile, UMKC came up short against the McNeese State Cowboys, falling 82-73.

Kansas is the favorite in this one, with an expected 25.5-point margin of victory. They are currently four for four against the spread in their most recent games, a trend bettors might want to take into account.

Kansas was totally in charge when the teams last met three seasons ago, breezing past UMKC 105-62. Will the Jayhawks repeat their success, or do the Kangaroos have a better game plan this time around? We'll find out soon enough.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 5 p.m. ET
  • Where: Sprint Center -- Kansas City, Missouri
  • TV: ESPN Plus
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Odds

The Jayhawks are a big 25.5-point favorite against the Kangaroos.

Over/Under: 138

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Series History

Kansas won the only game these two teams have played in the last five years.

  • Dec 06, 2016 - Kansas 105 vs. UMKC 62