Iowa State at Kansas College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/9/2018
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
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The Iowa State Cyclones travel to Allen Fieldhouse to play the Kansas Jayhawks on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. The opening line for this game has Kansas as 16.5 point favorites.
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Iowa State heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-5. They currently have a point differential of 2.8 as they are averaging 75.9 points per contest while giving up 73.1 per game. Kansas has an overall record of 12-3. They are averaging 86.9 points per game and surrendering 69.5, good for a point differential of 17.3.
Valuable Iowa State Cyclones Betting Trends
The Iowa State Cyclones are 3-8 against the spread this season
The Iowa State Cyclones are 8-4 against the over/under this year
Important Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 9-5 against the spread this season
The Kansas Jayhawks are 7-7 against the over/under this year
Key Iowa State Cyclones Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
11/17/17 F Billy Preston Suspension is out indefinitely
01/01/18 Silvio De Sousa Eligibility is out indefinitely
Donovan Jackson averages 16.7 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 1.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 93%. Lindell Wigginton averages 14.8 points per game in 31 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 4.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Devonte' Graham averages 18.6 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 7.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 89%. Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk averages 16.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Iowa State averages 75.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 147th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 223rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35%, which is good for 191st in the country. They average 38.9 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per game, which ranks them 60th and 198th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 304th with 11.8 per game. The Cyclones allow 73.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 206th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 148th and 227th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.4 rebounds a game which ranks 244th and they give up 13.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 167th place in college basketball. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 84th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas is 14th in the country with 86.9 points per game this year. They are 8th in D-1 in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 17.3. They shoot 42% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in college basketball. They are 124th in the nation in rebounding with 37.5 boards per game, and 7th in assists per contest with 18.7. The Jayhawks are 300th in turnovers per game with 11.9. The Jayhawks surrender 69.5 points per contest, which ranks them 108th in the country. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 63rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 113th with 12.3 assists allowed per contest and 194th with 35.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Jayhawks are 166th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game this season.
The Cyclones are 211th in the country in defensive rating with 102.4, and their offensive rating of 106.3 is ranked 149th. They are 208th in college basketball in pace with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 227th. As a unit they are 217th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 205th in D-1. Iowa State is 314th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 186th in the country.
Kansas is 306th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 30th in the nation. The Jayhawks are 6th in the country in offensive rating with 119.7, and their defensive rating of 95.8 is ranked 71st. In terms of pace they are 89th in Division 1 with 72.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 60% is 6th. As a team they are 10th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 94th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Iowa State/Kansas college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Kansas -16.5
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