Kentucky at Kansas College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/14/2017
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
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The Kentucky Wildcats travel to United Center to play the Kansas Jayhawks on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. The opening line has Kansas as 3.5 point favorites.
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Kentucky heads into this matchup after finishing last year with a mark of 26-5. They had a point differential of 14.4 as they averaged 85.9 points per contest while giving up 71.6 per game. Kansas had an overall mark of 28-3 last year. They averaged 82.7 points per contest and gave up 72.4, which was a point differential of 10.3.
Valuable Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats were 18-16 against the spread last season
The Kentucky Wildcats were 16-15 against the over/under last year
Important Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks were 12-17 against the spread last season
The Kansas Jayhawks were 13-16 against the over/under last year
Key Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
11/06/17 G Jemarl Baker Knee is out indefinitely
Key Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
11/13/17 F Billy Preston Undisclosed is "?" Tuesday vs. Kentucky
De'Aaron Fox averaged 16.7 points per game in 29.6 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 4.6 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 48% for the year while his free throw percentage was 74%. Malik Monk averaged 19.8 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 2.5 rebounds per game and dished out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 49% while his free throw percentage was at 82%.
Josh Jackson averaged 16.3 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. He also averaged 7.4 rebounds per contest and 3 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 51% and his free throw percentage was 57%. Frank Mason averaged 20.9 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 4.2 rebounds per game and had 5.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 49% and his free throw percentage finished at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats allowed 71.6 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 163rd in the nation. They also allowed a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 102nd and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 34.8 rebounds a game which ranked 150th, and they gave up 11.0 assists per contest which put them in 31st place in the country. They forced 14.6 turnovers per game which ranked them 284th in college basketball. Kentucky averaged 85.9 points per contest last season, which ranked them 5th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin was 14.4 and their shooting percentage was 48% as a team, which had them ranked 35th. Behind the arc they shot 35% which was good for 163rd in D-1. They averaged 40.2 rebounds per game and 15.5 assists per game, which ranked them 12th and 58th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 275th with 12.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jayhawks surrendered 72.4 points per contest, which ranked them 185th in the country. Their defense allowed a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 82nd and 227th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 145th with 12.9 assists allowed per contest, and 154th with 34.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Jayhawks were 200th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game last season. Kansas was 15th in Division 1 with 82.7 points per game last year. They were 15th in the country in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin was 10.3. They shot 41% from 3-point range, which was good for 9th in the nation. They were 37th in college basketball in rebounding with 38.9 boards per game and 27th in assists per contest with 16.3. The Jayhawks were 178th in turnovers per game with 13.1.
The Wildcats were 15th in the nation last year in offensive rating with 114.5, and their defensive rating of 95.3 was ranked 32nd. In terms of pace they were 14th in the country with 74.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% was 69th. As a team they were 62nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 286th in Division 1. Kentucky was 328th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 47%, which was 57th in the nation.
Kansas was 225th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 48%, which was 75th in the nation. The Jayhawks were 18th in the country in offensive rating with 114.4, and their defensive rating of 100.1 was ranked 113th. In terms of pace they were 83rd in Division 1 with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% was 17th. As a team they were 36th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 196th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Kentucky/Kansas college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Kansas -3.5
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