Saturday, March 19, 2016
Wells Fargo Arena
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
The Connecticut Huskies travel to Wells Fargo Arena to play the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday, March 19, 2016. The opening line for this game has Kansas as 8 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 139.
The Huskies come into this game with an overall record of 21-10 and a road record of 6-4. They are 17-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-15. The Jayhawks have an overall record of 27-4 and a home record of 16-0. They have an over/under record of 11-17 and they are 22-11 against the spread.
Rodney Purvis comes into this contest averaging 12.7 points per game while playing 28.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Huskies. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 65%. Daniel Hamilton averages 12.6 points per game in 31.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.7 assists per contest and 8.9 rebounds per game for Connecticut. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Perry Ellis averages 16.8 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per contest this year for the Jayhawks. He grabs 5.8 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Wayne Selden averages 13.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 59%.
Connecticut averages 73.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 152nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 10.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 72nd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 106th in the country. They average 36.4 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game which ranks them 141st and 137th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 36th with 11 per game. The Huskies allow 63.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the nation. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 64th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 90th and they give up 11.3 assists per contest which puts them in 46th place in the country. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 225th in the Division 1.
Kansas averages 81 points per game this year which ranks them 16th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 13.1 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 6th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 3rd in the nation. They average 37.4 rebounds per game and 15.7 assists per contest which ranks them 86th and 38th respectively. In the turnover department the Jayhawks rank 150th with 12.4 per game. The Jayhawks allow 67.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 66th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 76th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.2 rebounds a game which ranks 58th and they give up 11.1 assists per contest which puts them in 35th place in the nation. The Jayhawks force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 111th in college basketball.
The Huskies average 70.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 74.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 5.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 12 per contest. The Huskies have an offensive rating of 109.4 and they assist on 51.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66.2 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Connecticut turns the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29%. The Huskies give up 65.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 62.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Jayhawks score 86.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 85.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 13.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 18.8 points per game. The Jayhawks have a rating on offense of 116 and 55.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.9 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 57%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Kansas turns it over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.6%. The Jayhawks give up 67.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 72 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 17-13 against the spread
The Connecticut Huskies are 11-15 against the over/under
Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 22-11 against the spread
The Kansas Jayhawks are 11-17 against the over/under
Connecticut Huskies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Connecticut
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Tony Sink
Get all of this Weeks Free College Basketball Picks
Get all of this Weeks Expert College Basketball Picks