Kansas vs Harvard Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Thursday, December 22, 2022

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The Kansas Jayhawks (10-1) will try to continue a four-game winning stretch when they host the Harvard Crimson (8-4) at 7:00 PM ET on Thursday, December 22, 2022 at Allen Fieldhouse.

The Jayhawks are currently enormous 21.5-point favorites over the Crimson. The matchup’s point total is 139.

Kansas vs. Harvard Odds

Point Spread for Kansas vs. Harvard

The spread for this matchup is set at 21.5 points, with bookmakers listing Kansas as the favorite.

Kansas vs. Harvard Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Kansas has -4574 odds to pick up the win, while Harvard is listed at +1550 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 139 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, December 22, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Location: Lawrence, Kansas
  • Arena: Allen Fieldhouse

Kansas vs. Harvard Betting Trends

Kansas has five wins against the spread in 11 games this season. The Jayhawks have been listed as the favorite nine times this season and have come away with a win in all of those games. Kansas’ games this year have gone over the total in eight out of 11 opportunities (72.7%).

Harvard has played 11 games, with five wins, against the spread. The Crimson have won two of the five games they were listed as the moneyline underdog this season (40%). Harvard’s games this year have hit the over on only two of 11 set point totals.

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Kansas vs. Harvard Key Players to Watch


Jalen Wilson leads his squad in both points (21.1) and rebounds (9.3) per contest, and also posts 3.0 assists. Defensively, he delivers 1.1 steals and 0.3 blocked shots. Gradey Dick averages 15.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists per contest. Defensively, he posts 1.5 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. Kevin McCullar posts 11.7 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists per contest. Defensively, he delivers 2.7 steals and 0.7 blocked shots.
Dajuan Harris leads his team in assists per contest (6.8), and also posts 8.0 points and 2.5 rebounds. At the other end, he posts 2.4 steals and 0.5 blocked shots.


Chris Ledlum is putting up team highs in points (18.8 per game) and rebounds (7.8). And he is delivering 1.2 assists, making 53.3% of his shots from the field and 27.7% from beyond the arc, with 1.1 triples per contest. Samuel Silverstein gets the Crimson 8.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game. He also puts up 1.5 steals and 0.3 blocked shots. Luka Sakota is putting up 8.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists per contest, making 39.3% of his shots from the field and 34.0% from 3-point range, with 1.3 treys per contest. Evan Nelson leads the Crimson in assists (3.7 per game), and averages 7.1 points and 2.5 rebounds. He also delivers 1.1 steals and 0.1 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the Kansas Jayhawks

The Jayhawks rank 49th in college basketball with 79.8 points per game so far this year. At the other end of the court, they rank 98th with 65.3 points allowed per game. Kansas is pulling down 35.8 boards per game (60th-ranked in college basketball). It is giving up 32.1 rebounds per contest (232nd-ranked).

Kansas is 160th in the country with 7.8 treys per game so far this season. Meanwhile, it ranks 61st with a 37.2% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. With 6.5 threes conceded per game, the Jayhawks rank 105th in the country. They are giving up a 29.4% shooting percentage from three-point land, which ranks 47th in college basketball.

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What you need to know about the Harvard Crimson

Offensively the Crimson are the 294th-ranked team in college basketball (67.8 points per game). On defense they are 52nd (63.1 points allowed per game). In 2022-23, Harvard is 74th in college basketball in rebounds (35.3 per game) and 152nd in rebounds allowed (30.5).

In 2022-23 the Crimson are scoring 0.8 fewer points per game at home (65.6) than on the road (66.4). Harvard is 314th in the country in 3-pointers made (5.8 per game) and fifth-worst in 3-point percentage (27.3%). The Crimson are 95th in college basketball in 3-pointers conceded (6.4 per game) and 77th in 3-point percentage defensively (30.3%).

Kansas vs. Harvard Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this contest is Kansas, and we expect that Harvard will cover the spread (Kansas -21.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 139 points.

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How to bet Kansas vs. Harvard

You can bet on Kansas vs. Harvard at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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