Auburn at Kansas College Basketball Betting Tips 3/23/2019
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Vivint Smart Home Arena
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The Auburn Tigers head to Vivint Smart Home Arena to take on the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday in the NCAA Tournament Round of 32. Auburn beat New Mexico State in a nail-biter 78-77 while Kansas made it look easy against Northeastern with a 87-53 victory. The opening line for this game has Kansas as 1 point favorites.
Auburn comes into this game with an overall record of 22-9. They currently have a point differential of 11.2 as they are averaging 79.5 points per game while giving up 68.4 per contest. Kansas has an overall record of 23-8. They are averaging 75.7 points per game and surrendering 69.6, good for a point differential of 6.1.
Valuable Auburn Tigers Betting Trends
The Auburn Tigers are 18-16-1 against the spread this season
The Auburn Tigers are 15-14-1 against the over/under this year
Important Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 16-18-1 against the spread this season
The Kansas Jayhawks are 19-12-0 against the over/under this year
Key Auburn Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
11/05/18 F Silvio De Sousa Eligibility is out for season
02/09/19 G Lagerald Vick Personal is out for season
01/06/19 C Udoka Azubuike Hand is out for season
Bryce Brown comes into this game averaging 15.7 points per contest while playing 31.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 81%. Jared Harper averages 15.3 points per contest in 32.9 minutes per game. He averages 5.7 assists per game and 2.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Dedric Lawson scores 19.3 points per contest while playing 32.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 10.3 rebounds per contest and has 1.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Devon Dotson averages 12.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.7 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Auburn averages 79.5 points per contest, which is 36th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 11.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 154th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 39th in the nation. They average 34.3 boards per contest and 14.3 assists per game, which ranks them 232nd and 104th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 260th with 12.1 per game. The Tigers allow 68.4 points per contest, which is 90th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 164th and 226th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 193rd, and they allow 12.0 assists per game which puts them in 84th place in the country. They force 17.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 346th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas is 95th in the nation with 75.7 points per contest this season. They are 59th in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 6.1. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 133rd in the NCAA. They are 40th in D-1 in rebounding with 38.2 boards per contest and 187th in assists per game with 13.3. The Jayhawks are 170th in turnovers per contest with 13.0. The Jayhawks give up 69.6 points per game, which ranks them 130th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 26th and 109th in those defensive statistics. They rank 174th with 13.0 dimes allowed per game and 207th with 35.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Jayhawks are 157th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per contest this year.
The Tigers are 11th in the nation in offensive rating with 113.9. In terms of pace they are 172nd in the country with 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 49th. As a team they are 60th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 49% of their shots, ranking 8th in Division 1. Auburn is 287th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions.
Kansas is 181st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions. The Jayhawks are 112th in the country in offensive rating with 106.5. In terms of pace they are 119th in Division 1 with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 105th. As a team they are 99th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 265th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Auburn/Kansas college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Auburn +1
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