Louisiana at Kansas College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/16/2018
Friday, November 16, 2018
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The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns travel to Allen Fieldhouse to play the Kansas Jayhawks on Friday, November 16, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Kansas as 21 point favorites.
Louisiana comes into this game with an overall record of 1-1. They currently have a point differential of 9.5 as they are averaging 93.0 points per game while giving up 83.5 per contest. Kansas has an overall mark of 2-0. They are averaging 88.0 points per contest and giving up 77.5, which is a point differential of 10.5.
Valuable Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Betting Trends
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns are 0-1-0 against the spread
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns are 1-0-0 against the over/under
Important Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 1-1-0 against the spread
The Kansas Jayhawks are 2-0-0 against the over/under
Key Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Injuries
11/09/18 F Kobe Julien ACL is out for season
11/09/18 F R.J. Gladney Concussion is out indefinitely
Key Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
11/05/18 F Silvio De Sousa Eligibility is out indefinitely
Malik Marquetti averages 13.5 points per game in 29.0 minutes per contest. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 7.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%. Jakeenan Gant comes into this contest averaging 18.5 points per game while playing 27.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 63% while his free throw percentage is at 67%.
Lagerald Vick averages 17.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.0 rebounds per contest and 2.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is 0%. Udoka Azubuike averages 20.0 points per game while playing 27.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.0 rebounds per game and has 0.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage is at 46%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Ragin' Cajuns allow 83.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 319th in Division 1. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 44% average from behind the arc, ranking them 274th and 332nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 178th, and they give up 19.0 assists per contest which puts them in 339th place in the NCAA. They force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 247th in the nation. Louisiana averages 93.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 32nd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 9.5 and their shooting percentage is 54% as a team, which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 45% which is good for 27th in D-1. They average 36.0 rebounds per game and 20.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 233rd and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 167th with 14.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jayhawks surrender 77.5 points per contest, which ranks them 264th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 43% average from 3-point range, ranking them 195th and 328th in those defensive statistics. They rank 266th with 15.0 assists allowed per contest, and 129th with 34.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Jayhawks are 186th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per game. Kansas is 66th in the country with 88.0 points per game this year. They are 98th in the D-1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 10.5. They shoot 52% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the nation. They are 117th in the country in rebounding with 40.0 boards per game and 24th in assists per contest with 20.0. The Jayhawks are 253rd in turnovers per game with 12.0.
The Ragin' Cajuns are 58th in the nation in offensive rating with 119.2. In terms of pace they are 41st in the country with 78 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 62% is 24th. As a team they are 38th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 207th in Division 1. Louisiana is 187th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions.
Kansas is 278th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions. The Jayhawks are 107th in the country in offensive rating with 112.1. In terms of pace they are 37th in Division 1 with 78.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 81st. As a team they are 109th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 288th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Louisiana/Kansas college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Kansas -21
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