Saturday, February 11, 2017
United Spirit Arena
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The Kansas Jayhawks head to United Spirit Arena to take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Saturday, February 11, 2017. The opening line for this game has Kansas as 4.5 point favorites.
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The Jayhawks come into this game with an overall record of 21-3 and a road record of 6-1. They are 8-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-13. The Red Raiders have an overall record of 16-8 and a home record of 14-1. They have an over/under record of 10-10 and they are 10-10 against the spread.
Frank Mason comes into this contest averaging 20.4 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Jayhawks. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Josh Jackson averages 16 points per game in 29.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3 assists per contest and 6.8 rebounds per game for Kansas. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 54%.
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Keenan Evans averages 14.4 points per game while playing 28.4 minutes per contest this year for the Red Raiders. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Zach Smith averages 13 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.8 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Kansas averages 83.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.8 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 5th in the country. They average 39.8 rebounds per game and 16.7 assists per game which ranks them 20th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 172nd with 13.2 per game. The Jayhawks allow 71.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 154th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 60th and 266th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.5 rebounds a game which ranks 124th and they give up 12.9 assists per contest which puts them in 144th place in the country. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 170th in Division 1.
Texas Tech averages 75 points per game this year which ranks them 120th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 9.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 22nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 43rd in the nation. They average 32.9 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per contest which ranks them 302nd and 118th respectively. In the turnover department the Red Raiders rank 18th with 11 per game. The Red Raiders allow 65.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 33rd in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 114th and 260th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 28.8 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 10.8 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the nation. The Red Raiders force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 90th in college basketball.
The Jayhawks average 79.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 78.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 6.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 1.7 per contest. The Jayhawks have an offensive rating of 115.7 and they assist on 54.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 57%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Kansas turns the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.5% while their offensive rebound percentage is 35.4%. The Jayhawks give up 72.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 77 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Red Raiders score 80.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 65.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 1 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 16.5 points per game. The Red Raiders have a rating on offense of 112.4 and 52.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 66.3 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 55%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Texas Tech turns it over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.7%. The Red Raiders give up 63.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 64.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 8-13 against the spread
The Kansas Jayhawks are 9-13 against the over/under
Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 10-10 against the spread
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 10-10 against the over/under
Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
12/21/16 C Udoka Azubuike Wrist out for season
02/10/17 F Carlton Bragg Jr. Ankle injured last game, probable Saturday vs. Texas Tech
01/03/17 C Evan Maxwell Personal has left team
Texas Tech Red Raiders Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Kansas -4.5
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