Kansas at TCU College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/6/2018
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena
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The Kansas Jayhawks travel to Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena to play the TCU Horned Frogs on Saturday, January 6, 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 11-3. They currently have a point differential of 18.3 as they are averaging 86.8 points per game while giving up 68.5 per contest. TCU has an overall record of 13-1. They are averaging 87.1 points per game and surrendering 74.2, good for a point differential of 12.9.
Valuable Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 8-5 against the spread this season
The Kansas Jayhawks are 6-7 against the over/under this year
Important TCU Horned Frogs Betting Trends
The TCU Horned Frogs are 7-6 against the spread this season
The TCU Horned Frogs are 9-4 against the over/under this year
Key Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
11/17/17 F Billy Preston Suspension is out indefinitely
01/01/18 Silvio De Sousa Eligibility is out indefinitely
Key TCU Horned Frogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Devonte' Graham averages 17.9 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is at 90%. Lagerald Vick averages 16.3 points per game in 33.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Kenrich Williams averages 14.8 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 9.2 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Vladimir Brodziansky averages 13.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas averages 86.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 18.3 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 41%, which is good for 20th in the country. They average 38.1 rebounds per game and 18.9 assists per game, which ranks them 91st and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 289th with 12.0 per game. The Jayhawks allow 68.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 97th in Division 1. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 30th and 69th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 167th and they give up 11.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 83rd place in college basketball. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 172nd in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
TCU is 13th in the country with 87.1 points per game this year. They are 7th in D-1 in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 12.9. They shoot 41% from 3-point range, which is good for 17th in college basketball. They are 107th in the nation in rebounding with 37.9 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 19.8. The Horned Frogs are 236th in turnovers per game with 12.7. The Horned Frogs surrender 74.2 points per contest, which ranks them 228th in the country. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 230th and 131st in those defensive statistics. They rank 321st with 16.4 assists allowed per contest and 12th with 30.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Horned Frogs are 126th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per game this season.
The Jayhawks are 53rd in the country in defensive rating with 94.3, and their offensive rating of 119.5 is ranked 11th. They are 84th in college basketball in pace with 72.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 60% is 6th. As a unit they are 13th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 93rd in D-1. Kansas is 301st 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 46%, which is 34th in the country.
TCU is 275th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 229th in the nation. The Horned Frogs are 16th in the country in offensive rating with 118.2, and their defensive rating of 100.7 is ranked 175th. In terms of pace they are 70th in Division 1 with 73.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 13th. As a team they are 17th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 259th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Kansas/TCU college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take TCU +1
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