South Dakota at Kansas College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/18/2018
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
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The South Dakota Coyotes travel to Allen Fieldhouse to play the Kansas Jayhawks on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Kansas as 23 point favorites.
South Dakota heads into this matchup with a mark of 6-5. They currently have a point differential of 4.6 as they are averaging 67.4 points per contest while giving up 62.7 per game. Kansas has an overall mark of 9-0. They are averaging 80.9 points per contest and giving up 71.3, which is a point differential of 9.6.
Valuable South Dakota Coyotes Betting Trends
The South Dakota Coyotes are 5-4-0 against the spread
The South Dakota Coyotes are 1-8-0 against the over/under
Important Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 4-5-0 against the spread
The Kansas Jayhawks are 6-3-0 against the over/under
Key South Dakota Coyotes Injuries
11/09/18 F Tyler Hagedorn Plantar Fasciitis is out indefinitely
Key Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
12/06/18 C Udoka Azubuike Ankle is out indefinitely
11/05/18 F Silvio De Sousa Eligibility is out indefinitely
Triston Simpson averages 12.3 points per game in 35.6 minutes per contest. He averages 3.0 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%. Trey Burch-Manning comes into this contest averaging 13.5 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 7.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is at 67%.
Lagerald Vick averages 17.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Dedric Lawson averages 20.1 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per contest. He grabs 10.8 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Coyotes allow 62.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 127th and 73rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.4 rebounds a game which ranks 99th, and they give up 9.2 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the NCAA. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 208th in the nation. South Dakota averages 67.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 316th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 4.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 235th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 301st in D-1. They average 32.2 rebounds per game and 11.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 321st and 303rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 316th with 11.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jayhawks surrender 71.3 points per contest, which ranks them 181st in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 78th and 182nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 249th with 14.2 assists allowed per contest, and 164th with 35.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Jayhawks are 230th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game. Kansas is 58th in the country with 80.9 points per game this year. They are 47th in the D-1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 9.6. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 72nd in the nation. They are 79th in the country in rebounding with 38.9 boards per game and 136th in assists per contest with 14.4. The Jayhawks are 274th in turnovers per game with 12.1.
The Coyotes have an offensive rating of 101.4, which is ranked 237th. They are 334th in college basketball in pace with 66.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 249th. As a unit they are 229th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 173rd in D-1. South Dakota is 246th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions.
Kansas is 290th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions. The Jayhawks are 87th in the country in offensive rating with 110.1. In terms of pace they are 149th in Division 1 with 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 88th. As a team they are 111th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 329th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's South Dakota/Kansas college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Kansas -23
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