Saturday, February 20, 2016
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The Kansas Jayhawks travel to Bramlage Coliseum to play the Kansas State Wildcats on Saturday, February 20, 2016. The opening line for this game has Kansas as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.
The Jayhawks come into this game with an overall record of 22-4 and a road record of 4-3. They are 16-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-14. The Wildcats have an overall record of 15-11 and a home record of 11-3. They have an over/under record of 12-11 and they are 14-8 against the spread.
Perry Ellis comes into this contest averaging 16.6 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Jayhawks. He pulls down 6.4 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 77%. Wayne Selden averages 14.2 points per game in 29.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for Kansas. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 61%.
Wesley Iwundu averages 12.1 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per contest this year for the Wildcats. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 69%. Justin Edwards averages 12 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.7 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Kansas averages 81.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 18th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 12.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 5th in the country. They average 38.1 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per game which ranks them 76th and 54th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 113th with 12.1 per game. The Jayhawks allow 68.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 88th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 47th and 117th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33 rebounds a game which ranks 54th and they give up 11.3 assists per contest which puts them in 48th place in the country. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 109th in the Division 1.
Kansas State averages 71.2 points per game this year which ranks them 201st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 4.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 223rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 338th in the nation. They average 37.3 rebounds per game and 14 assists per contest which ranks them 105th and 115th respectively. In the turnover department the Wildcats rank 314th with 14.5 per game. The Wildcats allow 66.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 54th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 84th and 5th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.7 rebounds a game which ranks 72nd and they give up 13.1 assists per contest which puts them in 172nd place in the nation. The Wildcats force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 31st in college basketball.
The Jayhawks average 73.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 81.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 3.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 13.7 per contest. The Jayhawks have an offensive rating of 116.1 and they assist on 54.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.3 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 14.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.3%. The Jayhawks give up 70.1 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 68 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wildcats score 77.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 63.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 0.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 10.4 points per game. The Wildcats have a rating on offense of 102.2 and 57.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 47%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Kansas State turns it over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 11.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 37%. The Wildcats give up 66.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 63 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 16-8 against the spread
The Kansas Jayhawks are 9-14 against the over/under
Kansas State Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kansas State Wildcats are 14-8 against the spread
The Kansas State Wildcats are 12-11 against the over/under
Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kansas State Wildcats Injuries
12/03/15 F Dante Williams Foot out indefinitely
02/04/16 G Kamau Stokes Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Kansas
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