Northeastern at Kansas NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/21/2019
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Vivint Smart Home Arena
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The Northeastern Huskies travel to Vivint Smart Home Arena to play the Kansas Jayhawks on Thursday, March 21, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Kansas as 10.5 point favorites.
Northeastern heads into this matchup with a mark of 20-10. They currently have a point differential of 5.8 as they are averaging 76.1 points per contest while giving up 70.3 per game. Kansas has an overall record of 23-8. They are averaging 75.4 points per game and surrendering 70.1, good for a point differential of 5.3.
Valuable Northeastern Huskies Betting Trends
The Northeastern Huskies are 18-13-2 against the spread
The Northeastern Huskies are 19-11-0 against the over/under
Important Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 15-18-1 against the spread
The Kansas Jayhawks are 19-12-0 against the over/under
Key Northeastern Huskies Injuries
11/28/18 G Maxime Boursiquot Undisclosed 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
Vasa Pusica comes into this contest averaging 17.8 points per game while playing 35.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 84%. Jordan Roland averages 14.7 points per game in 30.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 2.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Dedric Lawson averages 19.1 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 10.3 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Devon Dotson averages 12.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Northeastern averages 76.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 86th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 5.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 14th in the nation. They average 31.8 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per game, which ranks them 328th and 99th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 310th with 11.2 per game. The Huskies allow 70.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 154th in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 289th and 138th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.6 rebounds a game which ranks 31st and they give up 11.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 76th place in Division 1. They force 11.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 41st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas is 105th in the country with 75.4 points per game this year. They are 70th in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 5.3. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 141st in the nation. They are 48th in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.0 boards per game, and 183rd in assists per contest with 13.3. The Jayhawks are 168th in turnovers per game with 13.1. The Jayhawks surrender 70.1 points per contest, which ranks them 146th in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 35th and 134th in those defensive statistics. They rank 190th with 13.2 assists allowed per contest and 216th with 35.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Jayhawks are 163rd in country in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per game.
The Huskies are 22nd in the nation in offensive rating with 112.9. In terms of pace they are 315th in the country with 66.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 6th. As a team they are 5th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 21st in Division 1. Northeastern is 257th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions.
Kansas is 177th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions. The Jayhawks are 123rd in the country in offensive rating with 106. In terms of pace they are 119th in Division 1 with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 110th. As a team they are 119th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 264th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Northeastern/Kansas college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Kansas -10.5
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