Michigan State at Kansas College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/6/2018
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Michigan State Spartans head to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to take on the Kansas Jayhawks on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. The opening line for this game has Kansas as 5 point favorites.
Michigan State comes into this game after finishing last season with an overall record of 28-3. They had a point differential of 15.3 as they averaged 80.2 points per game while giving up 64.9 per contest. Kansas had an overall mark of 24-7 last year. They averaged 81.4 points per contest and gave up 71.9, which was a point differential of 9.5.
Valuable Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans were 15-18-2 against the spread last season
The Michigan State Spartans were 15-15-0 against the over/under last year
Important Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks were 20-17-1 against the spread last season
The Kansas Jayhawks were 13-16-1 against the over/under last year
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
11/05/18 F Silvio De Sousa Eligibility is out indefinitely
Nick Ward comes into this game after averaging 12.4 points per contest while playing 18.9 minutes per night last year. He grabbed 7.1 rebounds per contest and distributed 0.5 assists per game. His FG percentage was 77% while his free throw percentage was 62%. Cassius Winston averaged 12.6 points per contest in 28.1 minutes per game last year. He averaged 6.9 assists per game and 3.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage was 51% for the season while his free throw percentage was 90%.
Udoka Azubuike scored 13 points per contest while playing 23.6 minutes per game last season. He hauled in 7 rebounds per contest and had 0.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage was 77% and his free throw percentage finished at 41%. Lagerald Vick averaged 12.1 points per game last year and he saw the court an average of 33.1 minutes per game. He also brought in 4.8 rebounds per game and had 2.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage was 49% and his free throw percentage was 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
Michigan State averaged 80.2 points per contest last year, which was 43rd in the country. Their average scoring margin was 15.3 and their shooting percentage was 50% as a unit, which had them ranked 9th. From 3-point territory they shot 40%, which was good for 16th in Division 1. They averaged 41.1 boards per contest and 19.1 assists per game, which ranked them 6th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they were 158th with 13.1 per game. The Spartans allowed 64.9 points per contest, which was 18th in the nation. They also surrendered a 37% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 110th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents averaged 30.2 rebounds a game which ranked 8th, and they allowed 12 assists per game which put them in 75th place in the NCAA. They forced 10 turnovers per game which ranked them 6th in the country.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas was 29th in the nation with 81.4 points per contest last season. They were 13th in D-1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin was 9.5. They shot 40% from beyond the arc, which was good for 11th in the country. They were 168th in the nation in rebounding with 35.6 boards per contest and 17th in assists per game with 16.6. The Jayhawks were 281st in turnovers per contest with 11.7. The Jayhawks gave up 71.9 points per game, which ranked them 160th in the country. Their defense surrendered a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 91st and 92nd in those defensive statistics. They ranked 132nd with 12.8 dimes allowed per game and 197th with 35.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Jayhawks were 165th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per contest last year.
The Spartans were 8th in the nation last year in offensive rating with 117.2. In terms of pace they were 241st in the country with 68.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% was 13th. As a team they were 12th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 192nd in Division 1. Michigan State was 133rd in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions.
Kansas was 290th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions. The Jayhawks were 14th in the country in offensive rating with 115.3. In terms of pace they were 134th in Division 1 with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% was 8th. As a team they were 18th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 80th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Michigan State/Kansas college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Michigan State +5
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