Kansas at Texas Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 1/29/2019
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Frank Erwin Center
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The Kansas Jayhawks travel to Frank Erwin Center to play the Texas Longhorns on Tuesday, January 29, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Texas as 1 point favorites.
Kansas heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-4. They currently have a point differential of 7.1 as they are averaging 77.4 points per contest while giving up 70.2 per game. Texas has an overall mark of 11-9. They are averaging 72.0 points per contest and giving up 66.9, which is a point differential of 5.1.
Valuable Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 8-12-0 against the spread
The Kansas Jayhawks are 11-9-0 against the over/under
Important Texas Longhorns Betting Trends
The Texas Longhorns are 7-13-0 against the spread
The Texas Longhorns are 8-12-0 against the over/under
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 Texas Longhorns Injuries
No key injuries to report
Dedric Lawson comes into this contest averaging 19.5 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 11.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 75%. Lagerald Vick averages 14.8 points per game in 34.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 4.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Kerwin Roach Jr. averages 14.3 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 68%. Jaxson Hayes averages 10.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 22.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 0.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 74% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas averages 77.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 84th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 7.1 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 51st. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 108th in the nation. They average 38.1 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game, which ranks them 70th and 172nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 210th with 13.0 per game. The Jayhawks allow 70.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 143rd in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 38th and 146th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.6 rebounds a game which ranks 257th and they give up 13.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 219th place in Division 1. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 221st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas is 214th in the country with 72.0 points per game this year. They are 240th in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 5.1. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 230th in the nation. They are 197th in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.5 boards per game, and 193rd in assists per contest with 13.4. The Longhorns are 304th in turnovers per game with 11.6. The Longhorns surrender 66.9 points per contest, which ranks them 72nd in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 83rd and 232nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 38th with 10.9 assists allowed per contest and 216th with 35.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Longhorns are 192nd in country in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game.
The Jayhawks have an offensive rating of 106.8, which is ranked 119th. They are 108th in college basketball in pace with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 90th. As a unit they are 117th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 309th in D-1. Kansas is 228th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions.
Texas is 303rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions. The Longhorns are 154th in the country in offensive rating with 104.7. In terms of pace they are 262nd in Division 1 with 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 215th. As a team they are 232nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 62nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Kansas/Texas college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Texas -1
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