The Kansas Jayhawks (4-0) and Marquette Golden Eagles (4-0) get together for a Tuesday semifinal at the Allstate Maui Invitational in Honolulu. The opening tip at the Stan Sheriff Center will be at 10:30 p.m. ET (ESPN). Below, we analyze BetMGM Sportsbook’s lines around the Kansas vs. Marquette odds, and make our expert college basketball picks, predictions and best bets.
Kansas, which is No. 1 in the USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll, failed to cover as a 42-point favorite in Monday’s opening-round 83-56 win over the DII Chaminade Silverswords. KU outshot Chaminade 60% to 33.9%.
Marquette, which is tabbed 5th in the poll, failed to cover as a 6-point favorite in a 71-69 win vs. No. 24 UCLA on Monday. MU has beaten ranked foes in back-to-back games — the Golden Eagles defeated current-No. 22 Illinois 71-64 last Tuesday.
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Kansas vs. Marquette odds
Provided by BetMGM Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 11:33 a.m. ET.
- Moneyline: Kansas -200 (bet $200 to win $100) | Marquette +165 (bet $100 to win $165)
- Against the spread (ATS): Kansas -4.5 (-110) | Marquette +4.5 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 157.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)
Kansas vs. Marquette picks and predictions
Kansas 77, Marquette 74
PASS — no value to be found between these prices. Marquette has just a sliver of a lean, but look for a +175 tag before pulling the trigger.
The Eagles are 6-2 ATS over their last 8 games when lined as underdogs. In games totaled in the 150s, MU is 13-6 ATS over the last 3 seasons.
Marquette certainly is coming off the tougher Monday game, but Kansas had more than a couple sloppy moments in its cruise-control win over Chaminade.
Peg the Eagles as a slight lean here. Consider a partial-unit play on MARQUETTE +4.5 (-110).
Both sides at this neutral venue are coming off Unders and playing for a 2nd straight night. The Under has gone 6-1 the last 7 times MU played with 0 or 1 days’ rest.
The Under has a 12-8 edge the last 20 times KU played under the same condition.
TAKE THE UNDER 157.5 (-110).
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