Kansas vs Missouri Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Dec. 10 (Jayhawks Give Undefeated Tigers First Real Test)

Devon Platana
Kansas vs Missouri prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Kansas vs Missouri prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photos/Reed Hoffmann
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Kansas vs Missouri Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
No. 6 Kansas Jayhawks (8-1, 0-0 Away) vs. Missouri Tigers (9-0, 8-0 Home)
Date: Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022
Time: 5:15 p.m. ET
Venue: Mizzou Arena — Columbia, MO
Coverage: ESPN

The 2022-23 NCAA college basketball season continues on Saturday, Dec. 10 with a Big 12-SEC meeting between the No. 6 Kansas Jayhawks and the surging Missouri Tigers.

Kansas hasn't played in over a week, however, that won't stop the Jayhawks from trying to continue the momentum stemming from their 91-65 win over Seton Hall. Meanwhile, Missouri extended its undefeated streak to nine games with a hard-fought 96-89 victory against Southeast Missouri State on Sunday.

Can Kansas use rest as a weapon to win for the ninth time this season? Or will Missouri improve its perfect record with an upset at home?

Kansas vs Missouri Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: KU: (-164) | MIZ: (+136)
Spread: KU: -3.5 (-110) | MIZ: +3.5 (-110)
Total: 153.5 - Over: (-114) | Under: (-106)

Kansas enters this contest as the slight favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 5:15 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 153.5 points, which is one of Saturday's higher projected totals.

Kansas vs Missouri Prediction & Pick

Facing Missouri goes well more often than not for Kansas. The Jayhawks are 21-5 straight up in their last 26 games against the Tigers, which includes a massive 102-65 blowout in their last meeting back in December 2021.

As great as Missouri's undefeated run looks on paper, all but one of its victories came against schools that are exactly .500 or worse. Meanwhile, Kansas has a victory over ranked Duke and even picked up wins against other notable programs, such as NC State and Wisconsin.

Even with the Tigers averaging the most points in the nation (93.0 PPG), they're in for a wake-up call against a much tougher opponent. I think that Kansas should bring Missouri back to reality, picking up yet another win in this all-time rivalry.

Final Score Prediction: Kansas: 82 | Missouri: 75

Kansas vs Missouri Betting Trends

- Kansas is 6-1-2 against the spread (ATS) in its last nine games against Missouri.
- Missouri is 0-8 ATS in its last eight games against Big 12 opponents.
- The total has hit the over in five of Kansas' last six games.
- The total has hit the over in four of Missouri's last five games against Kansas.

Kansas vs Missouri Best Bet

Kansas' success over Missouri even extends to spread betting, cover in six of the last nine matchups between these foes. On top of that, the Jayhawks' last seven victories against the Tigers have been by an average margin of 17.7 points.

Including the fact that Missouri has also gone 0-8 ATS in its last eight games against the Big 12, I have faith that Kansas will cover the 3.5-point spread.

Bet: Kansas -3.5 (-110)

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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