Kansas at Stanford College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/21/2017
Thursday, December 21, 2017
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The Kansas Jayhawks head to Maples Pavilion to take on the Stanford Cardinal on Thursday, December 21, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Kansas as 16 point favorites.
Kansas comes into this game with an overall record of 9-2. They currently have a point differential of 21.9 as they are averaging 88.6 points per game while giving up 66.7 per contest. Stanford has an overall record of 6-6. They are averaging 74.4 points per game and surrendering 74.1, good for a point differential of 0.3.
Valuable Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 6-4 against the spread this season
The Kansas Jayhawks are 4-6 against the over/under this year
Important Stanford Cardinal Betting Trends
The Stanford Cardinal are 4-8 against the spread this season
The Stanford Cardinal are 3-7 against the over/under this year
Key Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
11/17/17 F Billy Preston Suspension is out indefinitely
Key Stanford Cardinal Injuries
11/29/17 G Dorian Pickens Leg is out indefinitely
11/29/17 G Marcus Sheffield Leg is out indefinitely
Lagerald Vick averages 17.5 points per contest while playing 34 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is 70%. Devonte' Graham averages 17 points per contest in 34.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 7.7 assists per game and 3.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Reid Travis scores 22.2 points per contest while playing 34.2 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 7.3 rebounds per contest and has 1.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 71%. Michael Humphrey averages 10.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 8.7 rebounds per game and has 0.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas averages 88.6 points per contest this year, which is 12th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 21.9 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a unit, which has them ranked 3rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 42%, which is good for 13th in Division 1. They average 39.1 boards per contest and 20.5 assists per game, which ranks them 69th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 285th with 12.2 per game. The Jayhawks allow 66.7 points per contest, which is 76th in the country. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 33rd and 128th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.7 rebounds a game which ranks 86th, and they allow 11.7 assists per game which puts them in 82nd place in college basketball. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 203rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Stanford is 198th in the country with 74.4 points per contest this season. They are 137th in the nation in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 0.3. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 207th in Division 1. They are 98th in the country in rebounding with 38.2 boards per contest and 241st in assists per game with 13.1. The Cardinal are 21st in turnovers per contest with 16.5. The Cardinal give up 74.1 points per game, which ranks them 216th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 111th and 294th in those defensive statistics. They rank 121st with 12.3 dimes allowed per game and 99th with 32.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Cardinal are 66th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per contest this year.
The Jayhawks are 32nd in the country in defensive rating with 91.1, and their offensive rating of 121 is ranked 8th. They are 81st in college basketball in pace with 73.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 61% is 3rd. As a unit they are 7th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 101st in D-1. Kansas is 297th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 46th in the country.
Stanford is 18th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 20 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 141st in the nation. The Cardinal are 231st in the country in offensive rating with 102.2, and their defensive rating of 101.7 is ranked 204th. In terms of pace they are 100th in Division 1 with 72.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 176th. As a team they are 124th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 266th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Kansas/Stanford college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Kansas -16
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