Saturday, January 30, 2016
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The Kentucky Wildcats travel to Allen Fieldhouse to play the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday, January 30, 2016. The opening line for this game has Kansas as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 137.
The Wildcats come into this game with an overall record of 16-4 and a road record of 2-3. They are 10-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-10. The Jayhawks have an overall record of 16-4 and a home record of 10-0. They have an over/under record of 7-10 and they are 10-8 against the spread.
Jamal Murray comes into this contest averaging 17.5 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Wildcats. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Tyler Ulis averages 15.5 points per game in 35.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.1 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for Kentucky. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Perry Ellis averages 16.7 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per contest this year for the Jayhawks. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Wayne Selden averages 14.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 62%.
Kentucky averages 77.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 65th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 38th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 245th in the country. They average 39.8 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per game which ranks them 42nd and 148th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 118th with 12.2 per game. The Wildcats allow 66.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 49th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 36th and 63rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.1 rebounds a game which ranks 33rd and they give up 8.8 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the country. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 156th in the Division 1.
Kansas averages 81.6 points per game this year which ranks them 19th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 12.5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 30th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 6th in the nation. They average 38.3 rebounds per game and 15.8 assists per contest which ranks them 77th and 47th respectively. In the turnover department the Jayhawks rank 69th with 11.7 per game. The Jayhawks allow 69.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 108th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 64th and 219th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.8 rebounds a game which ranks 75th and they give up 11.1 assists per contest which puts them in 38th place in the nation. The Jayhawks force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 95th in college basketball.
The Wildcats average 74.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 81.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 2.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 22.3 per contest. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 112.3 and they assist on 48.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Kentucky turns the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 39.8%. The Wildcats give up 71.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 59 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Jayhawks score 89.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 71.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -7.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 22.3 points per game. The Jayhawks have a rating on offense of 115.7 and 55.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 56%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Kansas turns it over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 31.8%. The Jayhawks give up 67 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 79.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 10-11 against the spread
The Kentucky Wildcats are 11-10 against the over/under
Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 10-8 against the spread
The Kansas Jayhawks are 7-10 against the over/under
Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
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Josh's Pick: Take Kentucky
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