Kansas at Baylor College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/12/2019
Saturday, January 12, 2019
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The Kansas Jayhawks head to Ferrell Center to take on the Baylor Bears on Saturday, January 12, 2019. The opening line for this game has Kansas as 2.5 point favorites.
Kansas comes into this game with an overall record of 13-2. They currently have a point differential of 9.4 as they are averaging 79.1 points per game while giving up 69.7 per contest. Baylor has an overall mark of 9-5. They are averaging 71.4 points per contest and giving up 62.9, which is a point differential of 8.6.
Valuable Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 6-8-0 against the spread this season
The Kansas Jayhawks are 9-5-0 against the over/under this year
Important Baylor Bears Betting Trends
The Baylor Bears are 7-6-0 against the spread this season
The Baylor Bears are 3-10-0 against the over/under this year
Key Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
11/05/18 F Silvio De Sousa Eligibility is out indefinitely
01/06/19 C Udoka Azubuike Hand is out for season
Key Baylor Bears Injuries
No key injuries to report
Dedric Lawson comes into this game averaging 19.5 points per contest while playing 32.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 11.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 77%. Lagerald Vick averages 14.6 points per contest in 33.9 minutes per game. He averages 2.0 assists per game and 4.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Makai Mason scores 15.1 points per contest while playing 32.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.1 rebounds per contest and has 3.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Tristan Clark averages 14.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.3 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 74% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas averages 79.1 points per contest, which is 70th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 9.4 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 64th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 217th in the nation. They average 39.5 boards per contest and 14.8 assists per game, which ranks them 44th and 104th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 165th with 13.6 per game. The Jayhawks allow 69.7 points per contest, which is 136th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 53rd and 158th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.3 rebounds a game which ranks 196th, and they allow 13.4 assists per game which puts them in 207th place in the country. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 263rd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Baylor is 244th in the nation with 71.4 points per contest this season. They are 163rd in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 8.6. They shoot 29% from beyond the arc, which is good for 331st in the NCAA. They are 92nd in D-1 in rebounding with 37.9 boards per contest and 193rd in assists per game with 13.5. The Bears are 142nd in turnovers per contest with 13.9. The Bears give up 62.9 points per game, which ranks them 24th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 47th and 71st in those defensive statistics. They rank 100th with 12.0 dimes allowed per game and 41st with 31.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Bears are 230th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per contest this year.
The Jayhawks have an offensive rating of 106.9, which is ranked 120th. They are 79th in college basketball in pace with 72.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 118th. As a unit they are 128th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 307th in D-1. Kansas is 195th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions.
Baylor is 112th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions. The Bears are 146th in the country in offensive rating with 105.5. In terms of pace they are 293rd in Division 1 with 67.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 204th. As a team they are 204th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 159th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Kansas/Baylor college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Kansas -2.5
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