Oakland at Kansas College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/24/2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
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The Oakland Golden Grizzlies travel to Allen Fieldhouse to play the Kansas Jayhawks on Friday, November 24, 2017. The opening line for this game has Kansas as 20.5 point favorites.
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Oakland comes into this game with an overall record of 2-2. They currently have a point differential of -1.0 as they are averaging 74.0 points per game while giving up 75.0 per contest. Kansas has an overall record of 4-0. They are averaging 92.3 points per game and surrendering 63.0, good for a point differential of 29.3.
Valuable Oakland Golden Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Oakland Golden Grizzlies are 1-2 against the spread this season
The Oakland Golden Grizzlies are 1-2 against the over/under this year
Important Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 2-1 against the spread this season
The Kansas Jayhawks are 2-1 against the over/under this year
Key Oakland Golden Grizzlies Injuries
11/23/17 F Jalen Hayes Suspension Served is probable Friday vs. Kansas
11/07/17 C Brad Brechting Foot is out indefinitely
Key Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
11/17/17 F Billy Preston Suspension is out indefinitely
Kendrick Nunn averages 24 points per game while playing 37 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is at 83%. Martez Walker averages 21.8 points per game in 35.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk averages 20 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is at 67%. Lagerald Vick averages 18.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.3 rebounds per contest and 4.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oakland averages 74.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 212th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -1.0 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 225th. Behind the arc they shoot 37%, which is good for 113th in the country. They average 37.0 rebounds per game and 16.0 assists per game, which ranks them 186th and 96th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 68th with 16.0 per game. The Golden Grizzlies allow 75.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 229th in Division 1. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc, ranking them 245th and 49th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39.5 rebounds a game which ranks 293rd and they give up 14.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 258th place in college basketball. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 47th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas is 20th in the country with 92.3 points per game this year. They are 23rd in D-1 in shooting at 52%, while their average scoring margin is 29.3. They shoot 44% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in college basketball. They are 53rd in the nation in rebounding with 41.8 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 22.5. The Jayhawks are 312th in turnovers per game with 11.3. The Jayhawks surrender 63.0 points per contest, which ranks them 44th in the country. Their defense allows a 36% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 82nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 48th with 10.3 assists allowed per contest and 154th with 34.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Jayhawks are 177th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game this season.
The Golden Grizzlies are 253rd in the nation in offensive rating with 99.3, and their defensive rating of 100.7 is ranked 206th. In terms of pace they are 90th in the country with 74.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 199th. As a team they are 198th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 118th in Division 1. Oakland is 72nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 135th in the nation.
Kansas is 310th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 42%, which is 28th in the nation. The Jayhawks are 11th in the country in offensive rating with 126.8, and their defensive rating of 86.6 is ranked 42nd. In terms of pace they are 143rd in Division 1 with 72.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 62% is 9th. As a team they are 20th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 49th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Oakland/Kansas college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Kansas -20.5
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