Oklahoma State at Kansas College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/8/2018
Thursday, March 8, 2018
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The Oklahoma State Cowboys head to Sprint Center to take on the Kansas Jayhawks on Thursday, March 8, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Kansas as 6 point favorites.
Oklahoma State heads into this matchup with a mark of 18-13. They currently have a point differential of 3.6 as they are averaging 76.9 points per contest while giving up 73.2 per game. Kansas has an overall mark of 24-7. They are averaging 81.5 points per contest and giving up 71.2, which is a point differential of 10.3.
Valuable Oklahoma State Cowboys Betting Trends
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 14-14 against the spread this season
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 10-18 against the over/under this year
Important Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 15-14 against the spread this season
The Kansas Jayhawks are 13-16 against the over/under this year
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
Key Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
01/20/18 F Billy Preston Left Team is out for season
Jeffrey Carroll averages 15.1 points per contest while playing 30.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 77%. Kendall Smith averages 12.9 points per contest in 26.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 3 assists per game and 2.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Devonte' Graham scores 17.6 points per contest while playing 37.4 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 4 rebounds per contest and has 7.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk averages 15.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.1 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma State averages 76.9 points per contest this year, which is 87th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 212th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 193rd in Division 1. They average 36.5 boards per contest and 14.3 assists per game, which ranks them 109th and 122nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 154th with 13.2 per game. The Cowboys allow 73.2 points per contest, which is 195th in the country. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 166th and 300th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 214th, and they allow 13.2 assists per game which puts them in 162nd place in college basketball. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 279th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas is 36th in the country with 81.5 points per contest this season. They are 18th in the nation in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 10.3. They shoot 40% from beyond the arc, which is good for 20th in Division 1. They are 171st in the country in rebounding with 35.5 boards per contest and 14th in assists per game with 17.0. The Jayhawks are 292nd in turnovers per contest with 11.6. The Jayhawks give up 71.2 points per game, which ranks them 145th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 75th and 84th in those defensive statistics. They rank 117th with 12.7 dimes allowed per game and 203rd with 35.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Jayhawks are 173rd in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per contest this year.
The Cowboys are 185th in the country in defensive rating with 102.7, and their offensive rating of 107.8 is ranked 116th. They are 113th in college basketball in pace with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 203rd. As a unit they are 169th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 139th in D-1. Oklahoma State is 204th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 149th in the country.
Kansas is 298th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 79th in the nation. The Jayhawks are 14th in the country in offensive rating with 115.8, and their defensive rating of 101.2 is ranked 130th. In terms of pace they are 132nd in Division 1 with 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 12th. As a team they are 19th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 77th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Oklahoma State/Kansas college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Oklahoma State +6
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