Baylor at Kansas NCAA Basketball Picks ATS 3/9/2019
Saturday, March 9, 2019
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The Baylor Bears head to Allen Fieldhouse to take on the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday, March 9, 2019. The opening line for this game has Kansas as 9 point favorites.
Baylor comes into this game with an overall record of 19-11. They currently have a point differential of 5.6 as they are averaging 71.9 points per game while giving up 66.3 per contest. Kansas has an overall record of 22-8. They are averaging 75.5 points per game and surrendering 70.1, good for a point differential of 5.4.
Valuable Baylor Bears Betting Trends
The Baylor Bears are 16-13-1 against the spread this season
The Baylor Bears are 13-16-1 against the over/under this year
Important Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 13-17-0 against the spread this season
The Kansas Jayhawks are 18-12-0 against the over/under this year
Key Baylor Bears Injuries
02/18/19 G Jake Lindsey Hip is out for season
01/12/19 F Tristan Clark Knee is out for season
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 indefinitely
01/06/19 C Udoka Azubuike Hand is out for season
Mario Kegler comes into this game averaging 10.4 points per contest while playing 27.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 63%. Makai Mason averages 14.6 points per contest in 31.8 minutes per game. He averages 3.2 assists per game and 2.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Dedric Lawson scores 19.0 points per contest while playing 32.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 10.5 rebounds per contest and has 1.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Devon Dotson averages 11.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.6 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Baylor averages 71.9 points per contest, which is 198th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 5.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 180th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 171st in the nation. They average 38.1 boards per contest and 14.1 assists per game, which ranks them 45th and 118th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 154th with 13.2 per game. The Bears allow 66.3 points per contest, which is 53rd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 72nd and 120th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.5 rebounds a game which ranks 27th, and they allow 12.7 assists per game which puts them in 154th place in the country. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 128th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas is 102nd in the nation with 75.5 points per contest this season. They are 69th in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 5.4. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 118th in the NCAA. They are 67th in D-1 in rebounding with 37.6 boards per contest and 184th in assists per game with 13.4. The Jayhawks are 133rd in turnovers per contest with 13.4. The Jayhawks give up 70.1 points per game, which ranks them 151st in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 33rd and 189th in those defensive statistics. They rank 205th with 13.4 dimes allowed per game and 216th with 35.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Jayhawks are 209th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per contest this year.
The Bears have an offensive rating of 107.6, which is ranked 88th. They are 307th in college basketball in pace with 66.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 161st. As a unit they are 187th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 131st in D-1. Baylor is 137th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions.
Kansas is 148th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions. The Jayhawks are 137th in the country in offensive rating with 105.7. In terms of pace they are 108th in Division 1 with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 96th. As a team they are 106th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 239th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Baylor/Kansas college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Baylor +9
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