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Sports Gambling - Kansas Starts Hoops #1

Sports gambling has begun in earnest on college basketball and the Kansas Jayhawks began the 2009-10 sports gambling online season ranked #1 in the polls.

Sports gambling fans have long respected Kansas as an elite sports gambling online college basketball commodity and they are just 2 years removed from the national title. Head coach Bill Self is facing another sports gambling season of high expectations in Lawrence, Kansas as his team will be a sports gambling online target for both casual gamblers and their on the floor online sports gambling opponents.

With Kansas’ sports gambling reputation as a long term traditional basketball power coupled with their number one ranking and “name brand” appeal there is a significant danger that KU could be an overlay that is often not offering any value to gamblers.

Kansas covered 2 out of their first 3 lined sports gambling matchups but was 5-0 straight up, which would likely only serve to drive up their prices on the board as they looked unbeatable.

Guard Xavier Henry, who arrived at Kansas for this sports gambling season after getting a release from Memphis, has been great at the start as he led the Jayhawks in scoring with a 17 point per game average.  Kansas’ offense was lethal at the start of the sports gambling season as it ranked number one in the nation for team scoring.

Last year Kansas made the “Sweet Sixteen” in the sports gambling post season as they beat North Dakota State and Dayton in March Madness before losing to Michigan State 62-67.   The Jayhawks were considered to be in sports gambling rebuilding mode last year and yet went 27-8 straight up and 20-8-1 against the spread.

All of that has led to the highest possible expectations for KU this year and gamblers will need to be extra careful in order to make sure that they are getting fair value with what will be one of the most popular teams on the board all season.

Kansas has an attractive matchup at UCLA on December 6 and will host March Madness Contenders Michigan on December 19 and California on December 22.