Kansas at Arizona State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/22/2018
Saturday, December 22, 2018
Wells Fargo Arena
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The Kansas Jayhawks travel to Wells Fargo Arena to play the Arizona State Sun Devils on Saturday, December 22, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Kansas as 5 point favorites.
Kansas heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-0. They currently have a point differential of 12.2 as they are averaging 81.7 points per contest while giving up 69.5 per game. Arizona State has an overall mark of 8-2. They are averaging 81.0 points per contest and giving up 72.2, which is a point differential of 8.8.
Valuable Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 5-5-0 against the spread
The Kansas Jayhawks are 7-3-0 against the over/under
Important Arizona State Sun Devils Betting Trends
The Arizona State Sun Devils are 5-4-1 against the spread
The Arizona State Sun Devils are 3-7-0 against the over/under
Key Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
12/21/18 C Udoka Azubuike Ankle is doubtful Saturday vs Arizona State
11/05/18 F Silvio De Sousa Eligibility is out indefinitely
Key Arizona State Sun Devils Injuries
No key injuries to report
Dedric Lawson comes into this contest averaging 19.7 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 11.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 78%. Lagerald Vick averages 17.1 points per game in 35.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Luguentz Dort averages 19.8 points per game while playing 34.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 64%. Kimani Lawrence averages 13.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 2.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas averages 81.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 47th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 12.2 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 64th in the nation. They average 39.2 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per game, which ranks them 64th and 108th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 277th with 12.1 per game. The Jayhawks allow 69.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 135th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 76th and 159th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 155th and they give up 14.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 247th place in Division 1. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 243rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Arizona State is 55th in the country with 81.0 points per game this year. They are 197th in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 8.8. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 215th in the nation. They are 6th in the NCAA in rebounding with 44.2 boards per game, and 178th in assists per contest with 13.8. The Sun Devils are 103rd in turnovers per game with 14.5. The Sun Devils surrender 72.2 points per contest, which ranks them 199th in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 65th and 117th in those defensive statistics. They rank 141st with 12.5 assists allowed per contest and 108th with 33.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sun Devils are 205th in country in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game.
The Jayhawks have an offensive rating of 111.2, which is ranked 70th. They are 140th in college basketball in pace with 71.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 67th. As a unit they are 92nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 328th in D-1. Kansas is 301st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions.
Arizona State is 197th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions. The Sun Devils are 142nd in the country in offensive rating with 106.3. In terms of pace they are 54th in Division 1 with 74.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 243rd. As a team they are 220th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 323rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Kansas/Arizona State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Arizona State +5
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