Eastern Michigan at Kansas College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/29/2018
Saturday, December 29, 2018
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The Eastern Michigan Eagles travel to Allen Fieldhouse to play the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday, December 29, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Kansas as 22.5 point favorites.
Eastern Michigan comes into this game with an overall record of 6-6. They currently have a point differential of 1.7 as they are averaging 71.3 points per game while giving up 69.6 per contest. Kansas has an overall mark of 10-1. They are averaging 81.2 points per contest and giving up 70.5, which is a point differential of 10.7.
Valuable Eastern Michigan Eagles Betting Trends
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 1-7-0 against the spread
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 4-4-0 against the over/under
Important Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 5-6-0 against the spread
The Kansas Jayhawks are 8-3-0 against the over/under
Key Eastern Michigan Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
12/26/18 C Udoka Azubuike Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Eastern Michigan
11/05/18 F Silvio De Sousa Eligibility is out indefinitely
Elijah Minnie averages 11.5 points per game in 26.7 minutes per contest. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 36% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%. Paul Jackson comes into this contest averaging 12.6 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Lagerald Vick averages 16.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 78%. Dedric Lawson averages 20.6 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 11.4 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Eagles allow 69.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 137th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 162nd and 264th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 144th, and they give up 17.4 assists per contest which puts them in 339th place in the NCAA. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 198th in the nation. Eastern Michigan averages 71.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 253rd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 1.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 134th. Behind the arc they shoot 27% which is good for 338th in D-1. They average 38.2 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 94th and 190th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 140th with 14.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jayhawks surrender 70.5 points per contest, which ranks them 162nd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 72nd and 167th in those defensive statistics. They rank 243rd with 14.1 assists allowed per contest, and 179th with 35.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Jayhawks are 224th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game. Kansas is 50th in the country with 81.2 points per game this year. They are 47th in the D-1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 10.7. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 109th in the nation. They are 58th in the country in rebounding with 39.3 boards per game and 118th in assists per contest with 14.7. The Jayhawks are 258th in turnovers per game with 12.5.
The Eagles are 190th in the nation in offensive rating with 103.6. In terms of pace they are 271st in the country with 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 213th. As a team they are 263rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 301st in Division 1. Eastern Michigan is 137th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions.
Kansas is 285th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions. The Jayhawks are 79th in the country in offensive rating with 110. In terms of pace they are 123rd in Division 1 with 72.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 95th. As a team they are 105th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 319th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Eastern Michigan/Kansas college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Kansas -22.5
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