Kansas vs Wisconsin State Game Info
2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season'Game
Wisconsin Badgers (4-0) vs. 'No. 3 Kansas Jayhawks (5-0)
Date:'Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022
Time:'11 a.m. ET
Venue:'Imperial Center – Nassau, BS
The 2022-23 college basketball season continues on Thursday with a Thanksgiving clash between the Wisconsin Badgers and No. 3 Kansas Jayhawks in the Bahamas. Wisconsin won a low-scoring affair on Wednesday, defeating Dayton 43-42.
Kansas, meanwhile, took down NC State 80-74 on Wednesday. Gradey Dick paced the Jayhawks with a season-high 25 points.
Kansas vs Wisconsin State Odds & Spread
Moneyline:'KU: (-315) | WISC: (+250)
Spread:'KU: -7.5 (-105) | WISC: +7.5 (-115)
Total:'129.5 – Over: (-106) | Under: (-114)
Kansas enters this contest as moderate favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 11 a.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 129.5 points, which is among the lowest total of Thursday's slate.
Kansas vs Wisconsin State Prediction & Pick
The Badgers have rode their top-ranked defense to a 4-0 start to begin the year. However, they haven't exactly faced any offensive juggernauts. And their own offense is nothing to boast about, ranking No. 323 in the nation in points per game.
Kansas, which is in the top 40 for scoring, has the weapons to break through Wisconsin's defense. Jalen Wilson is one of the top offensive threats in the nation, sitting No. 4 with 23.4 PPG. Gradey Dick provides an excellent sharpshooting running mate, notching 18.4 PPG on 51.4% from the field. The Badgers have just one player averaging double-digit scoring, which will doom them in this matchup.
Final Score Prediction:'Kansas: 75 | Wisconsin: 63
Kansas vs Wisconsin State Betting Trends
– Kansas is 1-4 against the spread (ATS) in its last five games.
– The total has hit the under in three of Kansas' last five games.
– Wisconsin is 3-2 ATS in its last five games.
– The total has hit the under in four of Wisconsin's last five games.
Kansas vs Wisconsin State Best Bet
Kansas is on a tear to begin the season. The Jayhawks have recorded at least 80 points in four of their first five games. This team doesn't mind getting into high-scoring affairs given their arsenal, and their average defense (No. 117 in PPG) has allowed teams to at least p ut a little pressure on them.
Assuming Kansas sticks close its season average of 80.4 PPG, that only requires a little offensive help from Wisconsin to hit the over. The Badgers are averaging 61.0 PPG, so they could grind their way to that figure given how the Jayhawks struggle to slow teams down defensively.