Kansas at Syracuse College Basketball Picks & Parlay 12/2/2017
Saturday, December 2, 2017
American Airlines Arena
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The Kansas Jayhawks head to American Airlines Arena to take on the Syracuse Orange on Saturday, December 2, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Kansas as 11.5 point favorites.
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Kansas heads into this matchup with a mark of 6-0. They currently have a point differential of 33.0 as they are averaging 94.5 points per contest while giving up 61.5 per game. Syracuse has an overall record of 6-0. They are averaging 74.3 points per game and surrendering 59.7, good for a point differential of 14.7.
Valuable Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 4-1 against the spread this season
The Kansas Jayhawks are 2-3 against the over/under this year
Important Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 2-3 against the spread this season
The Syracuse Orange are 1-4 against the over/under this year
Key Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
11/17/17 F Billy Preston Suspension is out indefinitely
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
No key injuries to report
Udoka Azubuike averages 16 points per contest in 26.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.5 assists per game and 6.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 76% for the season while his free throw percentage is 40%. Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk averages 18.2 points per contest while playing 30 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Franklin Howard averages 15.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34 minutes per game. He also hauls in 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes 6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 78%. Tyus Battle scores 19.7 points per contest while playing 32.2 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 2.3 rebounds per contest and has 1.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jayhawks allow 61.5 points per contest which is 26th in Division 1. They also surrender a 36% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 70th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.5 rebounds a game which ranks 79th, and they allow 10.2 assists per game which puts them in 28th place in the country. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 289th in the nation. Kansas averages 94.5 points per contest this year, which is 5th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 33.0 and their shooting percentage is 54% as a unit, which has them ranked 4th. From 3-point territory they shoot 45%, which is good for 6th in college basketball. They average 41.2 boards per contest and 20.0 assists per game, which ranks them 42nd and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 330th with 11.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Orange give up 59.7 points per game, which ranks them 15th in the country. Their defense surrenders a 36% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 7th and 176th in those defensive statistics. They rank 276th with 15.0 dimes allowed per game and 51st with 31.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Orange are 141st in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per contest this year. Syracuse is 199th in Division 1 with 74.3 points per contest this season. They are 176th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 14.7. They shoot 29% from beyond the arc, which is good for 314th in D-1. They are 6th in college basketball in rebounding with 45.3 boards per contest and 206th in assists per game with 13.5. The Orange are 304th in turnovers per contest with 11.7.
The Jayhawks are 6th in the country in defensive rating with 82.6, and their offensive rating of 126.8 is ranked 3rd. They are 68th in college basketball in pace with 74.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 63% is 3rd. As a unit they are 6th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 64% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 144th in D-1. Kansas is 332nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 42%, which is 20th in the country.
Syracuse is 313th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 44%, which is 34th in the nation. The Orange are 96th in the country in offensive rating with 110.9, and their defensive rating of 89.1 is ranked 41st. In terms of pace they are 325th in Division 1 with 67 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 259th. As a team they are 284th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 329th in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Kansas -11.5 and over 142.5 total points
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