Kansas State at Kansas College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/9/2018
Friday, March 9, 2018
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The Kansas State Wildcats travel to Sprint Center to play the Kansas Jayhawks on Friday, March 9, 2018. The opening line for this game has Kansas as 4 point favorites.
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Kansas State heads into this matchup with a mark of 21-10. They currently have a point differential of 5.2 as they are averaging 72.7 points per contest while giving up 67.5 per game. Kansas has an overall mark of 24-7. They are averaging 81.5 points per contest and giving up 71.2, which is a point differential of 10.3.
Valuable Kansas State Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kansas State Wildcats are 13-15 against the spread this season
The Kansas State Wildcats are 10-17 against the over/under this year
Important Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 15-14 against the spread this season
The Kansas Jayhawks are 13-16 against the over/under this year
Key Kansas State Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
03/07/18 C Udoka Azubuike Knee is OUT for the Big 12 Tournament
01/20/18 F Billy Preston Left Team is out for season
Dean Wade averages 16.7 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 74%. Barry Brown averages 16.6 points per game in 35.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Devonte' Graham averages 17.6 points per game while playing 37.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 7.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk averages 15.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas State averages 72.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 209th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 48th. Behind the arc they shoot 35%, which is good for 164th in the country. They average 30.5 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per game, which ranks them 341st and 118th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 307th with 11.5 per game. The Wildcats allow 67.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 53rd in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 98th and 55th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.6 rebounds a game which ranks 113th and they give up 12.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 109th place in college basketball. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 277th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas is 35th in the country with 81.5 points per game this year. They are 18th in D-1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 10.3. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 20th in college basketball. They are 172nd in the nation in rebounding with 35.5 boards per game, and 14th in assists per contest with 17.0. The Jayhawks are 291st in turnovers per game with 11.6. The Jayhawks surrender 71.2 points per contest, which ranks them 147th in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 74th and 84th in those defensive statistics. They rank 118th with 12.7 assists allowed per contest and 204th with 35.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Jayhawks are 176th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per game this season.
The Wildcats are 140th in the country in defensive rating with 101.4, and their offensive rating of 109.2 is ranked 88th. They are 308th in college basketball in pace with 66.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 74th. As a unit they are 61st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 162nd in D-1. Kansas State is 239th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 99th in the country.
Kansas is 298th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 79th in the nation. The Jayhawks are 14th in the country in offensive rating with 115.8, and their defensive rating of 101.2 is ranked 134th. In terms of pace they are 132nd in Division 1 with 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 11th. As a team they are 19th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 77th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Kansas State/Kansas college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Kansas -4
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