Iowa State at Kansas College Basketball Betting Tips 3/16/2019
Saturday, March 16, 2019
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The Iowa State Cyclones head to Sprint Center to take on the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday in the Big 12 Tournament Championship. The opening line for this game has Kansas as 1 point favorites.
Iowa State heads into this matchup with a mark of 20-11. They currently have a point differential of 9.0 as they are averaging 77.4 points per contest while giving up 68.4 per game. Kansas has an overall record of 23-8. They are averaging 75.7 points per game and surrendering 69.8, good for a point differential of 5.8.
Valuable Iowa State Cyclones Betting Trends
The Iowa State Cyclones are 18-15-0 against the spread this season
The Iowa State Cyclones are 14-16-1 against the over/under this year
Important Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 15-17-1 against the spread this season
The Kansas Jayhawks are 19-12-0 against the over/under this year
Key Iowa State Cyclones Injuries
03/16/19 F Zoran Talley Jr. Concussion is questionable Saturday vs Kansas
01/13/19 F Solomon Young Groin 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 for season
01/06/19 C Udoka Azubuike Hand is out for season
Marial Shayok comes into this game averaging 18.7 points per contest while playing 32.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 89%. Lindell Wigginton averages 13.2 points per contest in 25.7 minutes per game. He averages 2.2 assists per game and 4.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Dedric Lawson scores 19.2 points per contest while playing 32.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 10.4 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 11.9 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 3.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Iowa State averages 77.4 points per contest, which is 62nd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 9.0 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 31st. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 77th in the nation. They average 35.3 boards per contest and 15.3 assists per game, which ranks them 185th and 46th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 314th with 11.1 per game. The Cyclones allow 68.4 points per contest, which is 94th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 75th and 181st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.4 rebounds a game which ranks 152nd, and they allow 12.6 assists per game which puts them in 141st place in the country. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 168th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas is 98th in the nation with 75.7 points per contest this season. They are 62nd in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 5.8. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 115th in the NCAA. They are 48th in D-1 in rebounding with 38.0 boards per contest and 175th in assists per game with 13.4. The Jayhawks are 123rd in turnovers per contest with 13.5. The Jayhawks give up 69.8 points per game, which ranks them 139th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 31st and 128th in those defensive statistics. They rank 196th with 13.2 dimes allowed per game and 221st with 35.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Jayhawks are 191st in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per contest this year.
The Cyclones are 21st in the nation in offensive rating with 112.9. In terms of pace they are 208th in the country with 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 31st. As a team they are 35th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 142nd in Division 1. Iowa State is 312th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions.
Kansas is 141st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions. The Jayhawks are 131st in the country in offensive rating with 105.8. In terms of pace they are 99th in Division 1 with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 99th. As a team they are 98th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 260th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Iowa State/Kansas college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Iowa State +1
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