Kansas at Texas College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/29/2017
Friday, December 29, 2017
Frank Erwin Center
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The Kansas Jayhawks travel to Frank Erwin Center to play the Texas Longhorns on Friday, December 29, 2017. The opening line for this game has Kansas as 3.5 point favorites.
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Kansas heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-2. They currently have a point differential of 21.8 as they are averaging 87.5 points per contest while giving up 65.7 per game. Texas has an overall record of 9-3. They are averaging 72.2 points per game and surrendering 60.4, good for a point differential of 11.8.
Valuable Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 7-4 against the spread this season
The Kansas Jayhawks are 4-7 against the over/under this year
Important Texas Longhorns Betting Trends
The Texas Longhorns are 3-5 against the spread this season
The Texas Longhorns are 2-6 against the over/under this year
Key Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
11/17/17 F Billy Preston Suspension is out indefinitely
Key Texas Longhorns Injuries
12/28/17 G Andrew Jones Wrist is upgraded to "?" Friday vs Kansas
12/28/17 G Eric Davis Jr. Wrist is "?" Friday vs Kansas
Lagerald Vick averages 17.1 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 59% while his free throw percentage is at 71%. Devonte' Graham averages 16.8 points per game in 34.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.6 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Kerwin Roach Jr. averages 11.1 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is at 58%. Dylan Osetkowski averages 14.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.8 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas averages 87.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 13th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 21.8 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 42%, which is good for 13th in the country. They average 38.9 rebounds per game and 20.0 assists per game, which ranks them 71st and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 288th with 12.1 per game. The Jayhawks allow 65.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 50th in Division 1. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 32nd and 113th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 103rd and they give up 11.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 72nd place in college basketball. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 209th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas is 236th in the country with 72.2 points per game this year. They are 167th in D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 11.8. They shoot 28% from 3-point range, which is good for 345th in college basketball. They are 152nd in the nation in rebounding with 36.8 boards per game, and 307th in assists per contest with 11.8. The Longhorns are 278th in turnovers per game with 12.3. The Longhorns surrender 60.4 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the country. Their defense allows a 37% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 9.8 assists allowed per contest and 227th with 35.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Longhorns are 284th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per game this season.
The Jayhawks are 23rd in the country in defensive rating with 90.3, and their offensive rating of 120.3 is ranked 9th. They are 94th in college basketball in pace with 72.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 61% is 4th. As a unit they are 11th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 115th in D-1. Kansas is 296th 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 45%, which is 35th in the country.
Texas is 269th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 43%, which is 11th in Division 1. The Longhorns are 6th in the nation in defensive rating with 85.7, and their offensive rating of 102.4 is ranked 227th. They are 266th in D-1 in pace with 69 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 224th. As a unit they are 260th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 197th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Kansas/Texas college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Texas +3.5
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