Colorado vs Kansas Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 12/7/2019
Game: Colorado Buffaloes vs Kansas Jayhawks
Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019
Location: Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, KS
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas -10.5
The Colorado Buffaloes travel to Allen Fieldhouse to play the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday, December 7, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Kansas as 10.5 point favorites.
Colorado heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-0. They currently have a point differential of 12.7 as they are averaging 69.0 points per contest while giving up 56.3 per game. Kansas has an overall mark of 6-1. They are averaging 83.0 points per contest and giving up 64.7, which is a point differential of 18.3.
Valuable Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes are 2-4-1 against the spread
The Colorado Buffaloes are 3-4-0 against the over/under
Important Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 3-4-0 against the spread
The Kansas Jayhawks are 2-5-0 against the over/under
Key Colorado Buffaloes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
11/09/19 F Jalen Wilson Ankle is out indefinitely
11/05/19 F Mitch Lightfoot Redshirt is out for season
McKinley Wright IV averages 12.4 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 4.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%. Tyler Bey comes into this contest averaging 14.0 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 12.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Udoka Azubuike averages 15.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 26.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.6 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 80% and his free throw percentage is 40%. Devon Dotson averages 19.7 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.0 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Buffaloes allow 56.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in Division 1. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 35th and 244th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.7 rebounds a game which ranks 57th, and they give up 9.6 assists per contest which puts them in 32nd place in the NCAA. They force 17.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 316th in the nation. Colorado averages 69.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 253rd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 12.7 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 278th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 76th in D-1. They average 38.9 rebounds per game and 12.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 89th and 262nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 102nd with 14.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jayhawks surrender 64.7 points per contest, which ranks them 102nd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 63rd and 129th in those defensive statistics. They rank 213th with 13.0 assists allowed per contest, and 56th with 31.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Jayhawks are 297th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 16.7 per game. Kansas is 16th in the country with 83.0 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the D-1 in shooting at 52%, while their average scoring margin is 18.3. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 94th in the nation. They are 134th in the country in rebounding with 37.7 boards per game and 26th in assists per contest with 16.6. The Jayhawks are 167th in turnovers per game with 13.9.
The Buffaloes are 244th in the nation in offensive rating with 98.2. In terms of pace they are 198th in the country with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 269th. As a team they are 228th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 260th in Division 1. Colorado is 104th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.9 times per 100 possessions.
Kansas is 189th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions. The Jayhawks are 41st in the country in offensive rating with 111.5. In terms of pace they are 81st in Division 1 with 73.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 9th. As a team they are 15th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 268th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Colorado/Kansas college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Kansas -10.5
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