Saturday, February 18, 2017
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The Kansas Jayhawks head to Ferrell Center to take on the Baylor Bears on Saturday, February 18, 2017. The opening line for this game has Baylor as 1.5 point favorites.
The Jayhawks come into this game with an overall record of 23-3 and a road record of 7-1. They are 8-15 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-13. The Bears have an overall record of 22-4 and a home record of 13-1. They have an over/under record of 7-13 and they are 11-10 against the spread.
Frank Mason comes into this contest averaging 20.2 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Jayhawks. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Josh Jackson averages 16.5 points per game in 30.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3 assists per contest and 7.2 rebounds per game for Kansas. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 56%.
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Johnathan Motley averages 16.7 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per contest this year for the Bears. He grabs 9.5 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage currently is at 71%. Manu Lecomte averages 12.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.9 rebounds per contest and 4.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Kansas averages 83.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.1 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 5th in the country. They average 39.6 rebounds per game and 16.3 assists per game which ranks them 24th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 160th with 13.1 per game. The Jayhawks allow 72.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 168th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 66th and 254th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35 rebounds a game which ranks 154th and they give up 12.8 assists per contest which puts them in 127th place in the country. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 145th in Division 1.
Baylor averages 72.6 points per game this year which ranks them 181st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 10 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 44th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 183rd in the nation. They average 37.2 rebounds per game and 15.7 assists per contest which ranks them 86th and 48th respectively. In the turnover department the Bears rank 179th with 13.2 per game. The Bears allow 62.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 26th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 30.6 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 12.8 assists per contest which puts them in 136th place in the nation. The Bears force 11.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 308th in college basketball.
The Jayhawks average 79.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 79.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 6.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 2.7 per contest. The Jayhawks have an offensive rating of 115.1 and they assist on 54.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 56%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Kansas turns the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53% while their offensive rebound percentage is 34.9%. The Jayhawks give up 73 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 76.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bears score 72.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 73.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 5 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 14 points per game. The Bears have a rating on offense of 112.7 and 60.1% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 65.6 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Baylor turns it over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 38.8%. The Bears give up 58.7 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 68.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 8-15 against the spread
The Kansas Jayhawks are 11-13 against the over/under
Baylor Bears Betting Trends
The Baylor Bears are 11-10 against the spread
The Baylor Bears are 7-13 against the over/under
Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
12/21/16 C Udoka Azubuike Wrist out for season
01/03/17 C Evan Maxwell Personal has left team
Baylor Bears Injuries
02/17/17 G Al Freeman Suspension Served probable Saturday vs. Kansas
Tony's Pick: Take Kansas -1.5
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