Kansas at Oklahoma State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/3/2018
Saturday, March 3, 2018
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The Kansas Jayhawks head to Gallagher-Iba Arena to take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Saturday, March 3, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Kansas as 3.5 point favorites.
Kansas comes into this game with an overall record of 24-6. They currently have a point differential of 11.2 as they are averaging 82.0 points per game while giving up 70.8 per contest. Oklahoma State has an overall mark of 17-13. They are averaging 76.7 points per contest and giving up 73.5, which is a point differential of 3.2.
Valuable Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 15-13 against the spread this season
The Kansas Jayhawks are 13-15 against the over/under this year
Important Oklahoma State Cowboys Betting Trends
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 13-14 against the spread this season
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 10-17 against the over/under this year
Key Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
01/20/18 F Billy Preston Left Team is out for season
Key Oklahoma State Cowboys Injuries
12/14/17 G Davon Dillard Dismissed is out for season
12/14/17 G Zack Dawson Dismissed is out for season
Devonte' Graham averages 17.7 points per contest while playing 37.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 83%. Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk averages 15.6 points per contest in 34.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.8 assists per game and 4.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Jeffrey Carroll scores 15.3 points per contest while playing 30.5 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 6 rebounds per contest and has 1.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Kendall Smith averages 12.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 26.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.9 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas averages 82.0 points per contest this year, which is 32nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.2 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a unit, which has them ranked 14th. From 3-point territory they shoot 40%, which is good for 21st in Division 1. They average 35.4 boards per contest and 17.2 assists per game, which ranks them 176th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 308th with 11.5 per game. The Jayhawks allow 70.8 points per contest, which is 133rd in the country. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 66th and 76th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.4 rebounds a game which ranks 210th, and they allow 12.7 assists per game which puts them in 118th place in college basketball. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 179th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma State is 91st in the country with 76.7 points per contest this season. They are 224th in the nation in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 3.2. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 206th in Division 1. They are 104th in the country in rebounding with 36.7 boards per contest and 124th in assists per game with 14.4. The Cowboys are 147th in turnovers per contest with 13.3. The Cowboys give up 73.5 points per game, which ranks them 206th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 167th and 303rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 163rd with 13.2 dimes allowed per game and 211th with 35.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Cowboys are 275th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per contest this year.
The Jayhawks are 122nd in the country in defensive rating with 100.6, and their offensive rating of 116.5 is ranked 15th. They are 133rd in college basketball in pace with 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 8th. As a unit they are 16th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 75th in D-1. Kansas is 311th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 66th in the country.
Oklahoma State is 194th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 156th in the nation. The Cowboys are 121st in the country in offensive rating with 107.4, and their defensive rating of 103 is ranked 191st. In terms of pace they are 111th in Division 1 with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 215th. As a team they are 177th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 139th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Kansas/Oklahoma State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Kansas -3.5
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