#2 Kansas Jayhawks (18-2) at #4 Kentucky Wildcats (17-3)
When: 6:15 PM ET, Saturday, January 28, 2017
Where: Rupp Arena, Lexington, Kentucky
America’s Bookie Line: Kentucky -7 Total: 167.5
TV Coverage: ESPN
By Dan Leach
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This should be a ton of fun in Lexington on Saturday as a top 4 battle lifts off with both these squads needing a bounce back win after both losing earlier in the week. This game on its own would have national buzz, but the fact that these two teams, for the first time both being ranked in the Top 4 just adds to the college hoops Blue Bloods battle.
This game is going to come down to whether the Jayhawks can slow down that Wildcats offense enough late in the game to prevent them from running away with it behind their raucous crowd. Both these teams are loaded with talent and have the ability to cut down the nets in April, but a win in a game like this, out of conference, can go a long way towards confidence that they can beat anyone in any situation.
Look for this game to have some huge runs for both squads, but I like the way Kansas guard Josh Jackson has been playing as of late, and think he is going to have a monster game and keep KU close throughout. Take the seven and know this game is likely going to come down to the wire.
7.4 DTM Bagels and Locks on the Jayhawks (KU +7)
Dan Leach was the world’s first human to live under the sea for more than 60 days, created what is now used as the International Olympic Flag, was the basis of Denzel Washington’s character Frank Lucas in “American Gangster”, Is often consulted on matters of national “Sports Security”, was the first human to interview Dracula, started the American Revolution on a dare, once sat in on drums with Led Zeppelin, and is a noted expert in the field of Time Travel.