Saturday, February 25, 2017
Frank Erwin Center
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The Kansas Jayhawks head to Frank Erwin Center to take on the Texas Longhorns on Saturday, February 25, 2017. The opening line for this game has Kansas as 8 point favorites.
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The Jayhawks come into this game with an overall record of 25-3 and a road record of 8-1. They are 10-15 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-14. The Longhorns have an overall record of 10-18 and a home record of 10-5. They have an over/under record of 9-18 and they are 15-12 against the spread.
Frank Mason comes into this contest averaging 20.3 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Jayhawks. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 5 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 7.1 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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Andrew Jones averages 11.3 points per game while playing 27.1 minutes per contest this year for the Longhorns. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Jarrett Allen averages 13.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.4 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is 54%.
Kansas averages 83 points per contest this season which ranks them 14th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 6th in the country. They average 39.2 rebounds per game and 16.5 assists per game which ranks them 28th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 136th with 12.9 per game. The Jayhawks allow 72 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 161st in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 58th and 253rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 163rd and they give up 13 assists per contest which puts them in 150th place in the country. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 145th in Division 1.
Texas averages 68.3 points per game this year which ranks them 275th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -0.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 157th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 335th in the nation. They average 34.7 rebounds per game and 11.5 assists per contest which ranks them 217th and 287th respectively. In the turnover department the Longhorns rank 228th with 13.7 per game. The Longhorns allow 69.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 86th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 83rd and 41st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 186th and they give up 11.8 assists per contest which puts them in 62nd place in the nation. The Longhorns force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 213th in college basketball.
The Jayhawks average 78.3 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 5.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 8.3 per contest. The Jayhawks have an offensive rating of 115 and they assist on 55.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71.2 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 15.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 34.7%. The Jayhawks give up 72.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 71 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Longhorns score 73 ppg at home and they have averaged 63 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -7.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 6.4 points per game. The Longhorns have a rating on offense of 98.7 and 46.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Texas turns it over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 28.4%. The Longhorns give up 66.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 70.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 10-15 against the spread
The Kansas Jayhawks are 12-14 against the over/under
Texas Longhorns Betting Trends
The Texas Longhorns are 15-12 against the spread
The Texas Longhorns are 9-18 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
Texas Longhorns Injuries
01/12/17 G Tevin Mack Suspension out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Kansas -8
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