Saturday, March 26, 2016
KFC Yum! Center
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The Villanova Wildcats travel to KFC Yum! Center to play the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday, March 26, 2016. The opening line for this game has Kansas as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 145.5.
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The Wildcats come into this game with an overall record of 27-4 and a road record of 10-2. They are 18-17 against the spread and their over/under record is 16-14. 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 24-11 against the spread.
Josh Hart comes into this contest averaging 15.4 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Wildcats. He pulls down 6.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Kris Jenkins averages 13.5 points per game in 28.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game for Villanova. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Perry Ellis averages 17.2 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per contest this year for the Jayhawks. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Wayne Selden averages 13.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 60%.
Villanova averages 77.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 49th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 14.1 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 128th in the country. They average 35.2 rebounds per game and 16.5 assists per game which ranks them 202nd and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 42nd with 11.1 per game. The Wildcats allow 63.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 32nd and 133rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 57th and they give up 12.8 assists per contest which puts them in 150th place in the country. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 80th in the Division 1.
Kansas averages 80.8 points per game this year which ranks them 15th 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 7th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 4th in the nation. They average 37.8 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per contest which ranks them 77th and 39th respectively. In the turnover department the Jayhawks rank 149th with 12.4 per game. The Jayhawks allow 67.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 61st in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 74th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 44th and they give up 11 assists per contest which puts them in 31st place in the nation. The Jayhawks force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 133rd in college basketball.
The Wildcats average 75.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 88.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 9.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 24 per contest. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 115 and they assist on 60.9% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.5 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 43% of their shots. Villanova turns the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.5% while their offensive rebound percentage is 28.4%. The Wildcats give up 66 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 64.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Jayhawks score 86.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 85.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 18 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 115.6 and 55.5% 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 59% 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 9.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.3%. The Jayhawks give up 67.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 67.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 18-17 against the spread
The Villanova Wildcats are 16-14 against the over/under
Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 24-11 against the spread
The Kansas Jayhawks are 11-17 against the over/under
Villanova Wildcats Injuries
11/10/15 F Tim Delaney Hip out indefinitely
03/25/16 F Daniel Ochefu Ankle probable Saturday vs. Kansas
03/13/16 G Donte DiVincenzo Foot out indefinitely
Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Villanova
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