Marquette at Kansas College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/21/2018
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
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The Marquette Golden Eagles travel to Barclays Center to play the Kansas Jayhawks on Wednesday, November 21, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Kansas as 8.5 point favorites.
Marquette heads into this matchup with a mark of 3-1. They currently have a point differential of 13.5 as they are averaging 76.5 points per contest while giving up 63.0 per game. Kansas has an overall mark of 3-0. They are averaging 88.3 points per contest and giving up 77.0, which is a point differential of 11.3.
Valuable Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 2-2-0 against the spread
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 1-3-0 against the over/under
Important Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 1-2-0 against the spread
The Kansas Jayhawks are 3-0-0 against the over/under
Key Marquette Golden Eagles Injuries
11/09/18 G Greg Elliott Thumb is out indefinitely
Key Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
11/05/18 F Silvio De Sousa Eligibility is out indefinitely
Sam Hauser averages 15.5 points per game in 30.8 minutes per contest. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 6.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%. Markus Howard comes into this contest averaging 20.0 points per game while playing 32.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 62% while his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Udoka Azubuike averages 19.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 25.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.3 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 68% and his free throw percentage is 41%. Lagerald Vick averages 22.3 points per game while playing 35.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.0 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Eagles allow 63.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 56th in Division 1. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 133rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 109th, and they give up 12.0 assists per contest which puts them in 138th place in the NCAA. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 66th in the nation. Marquette averages 76.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 181st in the country. Their average scoring margin is 13.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 194th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 202nd in D-1. They average 42.0 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 51st and 104th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 80th with 15.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jayhawks surrender 77.0 points per contest, which ranks them 263rd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 177th and 305th in those defensive statistics. They rank 289th with 15.3 assists allowed per contest, and 111th with 33.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Jayhawks are 202nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per game. Kansas is 25th in the country with 88.3 points per game this year. They are 74th in the D-1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 11.3. They shoot 47% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the nation. They are 59th in the country in rebounding with 41.7 boards per game and 15th in assists per contest with 20.0. The Jayhawks are 200th in turnovers per game with 13.3.
The Golden Eagles have an offensive rating of 106.3, which is ranked 159th. They are 174th in college basketball in pace with 72 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 157th. As a unit they are 119th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 46th in D-1. Marquette is 74th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.7 times per 100 possessions.
Kansas is 253rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions. The Jayhawks are 67th in the country in offensive rating with 113.7. In terms of pace they are 30th in Division 1 with 77.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 63rd. As a team they are 95th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 295th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Marquette/Kansas college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Kansas -8.5
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