Tuesday, February 23, 2016
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The Kansas Jayhawks travel to Ferrell Center to play the Baylor Bears on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. The opening line for this game has Kansas as 1.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
The Jayhawks come into this game with an overall record of 23-4 and a road record of 5-3. They are 17-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-15. The Bears have an overall record of 20-7 and a home record of 15-3. They have an over/under record of 14-7 and they are 8-12 against the spread.
Perry Ellis comes into this contest averaging 16.5 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Jayhawks. He pulls down 6.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Wayne Selden averages 14.1 points per game in 29.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game for Kansas. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 61%.
Taurean Prince averages 15.1 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per contest this year for the Bears. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Rico Gathers averages 12.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 10 rebounds per contest and 0.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Kansas averages 81.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 19th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 12.7 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 6th in the country. They average 38 rebounds per game and 15.2 assists per game which ranks them 78th and 55th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 123rd with 12.2 per game. The Jayhawks allow 68.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 79th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 40th and 111th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33 rebounds a game which ranks 55th and they give up 11.2 assists per contest which puts them in 48th place in the country. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 106th in the Division 1.
Baylor averages 77.9 points per game this year which ranks them 56th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 32nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 41st in the nation. They average 36.8 rebounds per game and 18.3 assists per contest which ranks them 129th and 4th respectively. In the turnover department the Bears rank 141st with 12.4 per game. The Bears allow 69.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 118th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 243rd and 276th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 29.3 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 18.2 assists per contest which puts them in 351st place in the nation. The Bears force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 105th in college basketball.
The Jayhawks average 73.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 80.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 3.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 13.3 per contest. The Jayhawks have an offensive rating of 115.9 and they assist on 54.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 56%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Kansas turns the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.6%. The Jayhawks give up 69.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 67.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bears score 80.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 81.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 1.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 13.9 points per game. The Bears have a rating on offense of 114.7 and 67.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.8 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Baylor turns it over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 12.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 56.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 40.3%. The Bears give up 66.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 79.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 17-8 against the spread
The Kansas Jayhawks are 9-15 against the over/under
Baylor Bears Betting Trends
The Baylor Bears are 8-12 against the spread
The Baylor Bears are 14-7 against the over/under
Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
02/22/16 F Perry Ellis Eye injured last game, probable Tuesday vs. Baylor
Baylor Bears Injuries
11/10/15 F Jo Acuil Heart out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Kansas
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