Kansas at Nebraska College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/16/2017
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Pinnacle Bank Arena
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The Kansas Jayhawks travel to Pinnacle Bank Arena to play the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday, December 16, 2017. The opening line for this game has Kansas as 11.5 point favorites.
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Kansas comes into this game with an overall record of 7-2. They currently have a point differential of 21.7 as they are averaging 88.1 points per game while giving up 66.4 per contest. Nebraska has an overall record of 7-4. They are averaging 73.2 points per game and surrendering 71.1, good for a point differential of 2.1.
Valuable Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 5-3 against the spread this season
The Kansas Jayhawks are 3-5 against the over/under this year
Important Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 6-5 against the spread this season
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 4-7 against the over/under this year
Key Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
12/15/17 G Malik Newman Concussion left last game, is "?" Saturday vs Nebraska
11/17/17 F Billy Preston Suspension is out indefinitely
Key Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Devonte' Graham averages 16.9 points per game in 34.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.7 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%. Lagerald Vick averages 18.7 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 70%.
Glynn Watson Jr. averages 13.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 78%. James Palmer averages 14.2 points per game while playing 28.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jayhawks allow 66.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 75th in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 34th and 127th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.4 rebounds a game which ranks 125th, and they give up 11.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 79th place in the country. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 245th in college basketball. Kansas averages 88.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 16th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 21.7 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 23rd in D-1. They average 38.7 rebounds per game and 20.1 assists per game, which ranks them 80th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 273rd with 12.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cornhuskers surrender 71.1 points per contest, which ranks them 162nd in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 178th and 74th in those defensive statistics. They rank 103rd with 11.9 assists allowed per contest, and 328th with 40.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cornhuskers are 214th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game this season. Nebraska is 219th in Division 1 with 73.2 points per game this year. They are 296th in the country in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 2.1. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 138th in the nation. They are 159th in college basketball in rebounding with 36.9 boards per game and 135th in assists per contest with 14.7. The Cornhuskers are 316th in turnovers per game with 11.5.
The Jayhawks are 33rd in the country in defensive rating with 90.1, and their offensive rating of 119.4 is ranked 11th. They are 67th in college basketball in pace with 73.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 61% is 7th. As a unit they are 10th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 95th in D-1. Kansas is 287th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 47th in the country.
Nebraska is 320th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 95th in the nation. The Cornhuskers are 206th in the country in offensive rating with 103.5, and their defensive rating of 100.5 is ranked 185th. In terms of pace they are 200th in Division 1 with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 292nd. As a team they are 289th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 254th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Kansas/Nebraska college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Nebraska +11.5
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