Oregon vs Kansas 3/25/2017 Free Elite 8 Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 3/24/2017
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Get todays College basketball odds and lines on this game.
The 3 seed Oregon Ducks head to Sprint Center to take on the 1 seed Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday, March 25, 2017 in the NCAA Tournament. The opening line for this matchup has Kansas as 5 point favorites.
Free $60 in Member College Basketball Picks. No Obligation Click Here
The Ducks finished the regular season with an overall record of 27-4. They are 21-15 against the spread and their over/under record is 14-16. The Jayhawks ended the regular season with a record of 28-3. They have an over/under record of 13-16 and they are 15-17 against the spread.
Our handicappers are experts on college basketball betting. Check out our NCAA basketball betting tips.
Valuable Oregon Ducks Betting Trends
The Oregon Ducks are 21-15 against the spread
The Oregon Ducks are 14-16 against the over/under
Important Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 15-17 against the spread
The Kansas Jayhawks are 13-16 against the over/under
Key Oregon Ducks Injuries
11/15/16 F M.J. Cage Knee expected to redshirt
03/11/17 F Chris Boucher ACL out for season
Key Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
12/21/16 C Udoka Azubuike Wrist out for season
01/03/17 C Evan Maxwell Personal has left team
Dillon Brooks comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 24.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Ducks. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Tyler Dorsey averages 14.1 points per game in 29.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for Oregon. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Frank Mason averages 20.9 points per game while playing 36.0 minutes per contest this year for the Jayhawks. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Josh Jackson averages 16.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.2 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 56%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oregon averages 79.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 48th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 13.5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 48th in the country. They average 36.5 rebounds per game and 16.1 assists per game which ranks them 129th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 305th with 11.5 per game. The Ducks allow 65.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 36th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.4 rebounds a game which ranks 48th and they give up 11.5 assists per contest which puts them in 53rd place in the country. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 202nd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas averages 83.9 points per game this year which ranks them 14th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 12.0 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 4th in the nation. They average 38.9 rebounds per game and 16.3 assists per contest which ranks them 32nd and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Jayhawks rank 205th with 12.8 per game. The Jayhawks allow 71.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 169th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 72nd and 199th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 123rd and they give up 12.8 assists per contest which puts them in 140th place in the nation. The Jayhawks force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 201st in college basketball.
The Ducks are 16th in the nation in offensive rating at 114.6. They assist on 57.2% of their shots, which ranks 68th in the country. In terms of pace they average 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes, which places them 232nd among D-1 teams. They are 20th in effective field goal percentage with 56%. As a team they are 28th in the country in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Oregon turns the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage of 53% places them 54th in Division 1 while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.2%.
The Jayhawks are 11th in the nation in offensive rating at 115.9. They assist on 54.3% of their shots, which ranks 137th in the country. In terms of pace they average 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, which places them 79th among D-1 teams. They are 12th in effective field goal percentage with 57%. As a team they are 19th in the country in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Kansas turns the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage of 53.2% places them 43rd in Division 1 while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.9%.
Who will win tonight's Oregon/Kansas college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Oregon -5
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Josh Schonwald
Get all of this Weeks Free College Basketball Picks
Get all of this Weeks 100% profit guaranteed Expert College Basketball Picks