Kansas at Oklahoma College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/23/2018
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Lloyd Noble Center
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The Kansas Jayhawks travel to Lloyd Noble Center to play the Oklahoma Sooners on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. The opening line for this game has Kansas as 1 point favorites.
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Kansas comes into this game with an overall record of 16-3. They currently have a point differential of 14.4 as they are averaging 84.2 points per game while giving up 69.8 per contest. Oklahoma has an overall record of 14-4. They are averaging 91.6 points per game and surrendering 81.6, good for a point differential of 9.9.
Valuable Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 10-8 against the spread this season
The Kansas Jayhawks are 8-10 against the over/under this year
Important Oklahoma Sooners Betting Trends
The Oklahoma Sooners are 7-10 against the spread this season
The Oklahoma Sooners are 12-5 against the over/under this year
Key Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
01/20/18 F Billy Preston Left Team is out for season
Key Oklahoma Sooners Injuries
01/22/18 C Jamuni McNeace Ankle is "?" Tuesday vs Kansas
Devonte' Graham averages 18.1 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 87%. Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk averages 16.1 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Trae Young averages 30.5 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 9.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Christian James averages 11.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.7 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas averages 84.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 23rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 14.4 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team, which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 41%, which is good for 14th in the country. They average 36.5 rebounds per game and 17.8 assists per game, which ranks them 149th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 300th with 11.8 per game. The Jayhawks allow 69.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 121st in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 33rd and 40th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.6 rebounds a game which ranks 209th and they give up 12.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 88th place in college basketball. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 187th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma is 2nd in the country with 91.6 points per game this year. They are 42nd in D-1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 9.9. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 29th in college basketball. They are 21st in the nation in rebounding with 40.4 boards per game, and 23rd in assists per contest with 17.4. The Sooners are 160th in turnovers per game with 13.5. The Sooners surrender 81.6 points per contest, which ranks them 335th in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 135th and 182nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 280th with 14.9 assists allowed per contest and 317th with 38.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sooners are 196th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game this season.
The Jayhawks are 79th in the country in defensive rating with 97, and their offensive rating of 117 is ranked 12th. They are 93rd in college basketball in pace with 71.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 59% is 8th. As a unit they are 14th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 85th in D-1. Kansas is 303rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 36th in the country.
Oklahoma is 281st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 148th in Division 1. The Sooners are 210th in the nation in defensive rating with 102.7, and their offensive rating of 115.2 is ranked 20th. They are 5th in D-1 in pace with 78.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 25th. As a unit they are 26th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 75th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Kansas/Oklahoma college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Oklahoma +1
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