Baylor at Kansas College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/20/2018
Saturday, January 20, 2018
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The Baylor Bears head to Allen Fieldhouse to take on the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Kansas as 10.5 point favorites.
Baylor heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-6. They currently have a point differential of 10.7 as they are averaging 77.6 points per contest while giving up 66.9 per game. Kansas has an overall mark of 15-3. They are averaging 85.0 points per contest and giving up 69.9, which is a point differential of 15.1.
Valuable Baylor Bears Betting Trends
The Baylor Bears are 6-5 against the spread this season
The Baylor Bears are 2-8 against the over/under this year
Important Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 10-7 against the spread this season
The Kansas Jayhawks are 8-9 against the over/under this year
Key Baylor Bears Injuries
11/13/17 F Leonard Allen Personal is out indefinitely
Key Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
11/17/17 F Billy Preston Suspension is out indefinitely
Manu Lecomte averages 16.9 points per contest while playing 33.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 90%. Jo Acuil averages 15.4 points per contest in 31.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.6 assists per game and 9.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% for the season while his free throw percentage is 66%.
Devonte' Graham scores 18.3 points per contest while playing 35.9 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3.4 rebounds per contest and has 7.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk averages 16.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.8 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Baylor averages 77.6 points per contest this year, which is 100th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 10.7 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 44th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 94th in Division 1. They average 39.6 boards per contest and 16.4 assists per game, which ranks them 36th and 44th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 185th with 13.1 per game. The Bears allow 66.9 points per contest, which is 62nd in the country. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 31st and 93rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.2 rebounds a game which ranks 61st, and they allow 14.8 assists per game which puts them in 274th place in college basketball. They force 11.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas is 19th in the country with 85.0 points per contest this season. They are 13th in the nation in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 15.1. They shoot 41% from beyond the arc, which is good for 17th in Division 1. They are 152nd in the country in rebounding with 36.4 boards per contest and 11th in assists per game with 18.0. The Jayhawks are 299th in turnovers per contest with 11.9. The Jayhawks give up 69.9 points per game, which ranks them 122nd in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 33rd and 55th in those defensive statistics. They rank 87th with 12.1 dimes allowed per game and 197th with 35.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Jayhawks are 196th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per contest this year.
The Bears are 46th in the nation in offensive rating with 112.7, and their defensive rating of 97.2 is ranked 86th. In terms of pace they are 276th in the country with 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 72nd. As a team they are 68th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 266th in Division 1. Baylor is 180th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 34th in the nation.
Kansas is 300th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 37th in the nation. The Jayhawks are 9th in the country in offensive rating with 117.9, and their defensive rating of 97 is ranked 80th. In terms of pace they are 90th in Division 1 with 72.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 59% is 6th. As a team they are 12th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 81st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Baylor/Kansas college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Baylor +10.5
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