TCU at Kansas College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/9/2019
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
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The TCU Horned Frogs head to Allen Fieldhouse to take on the Kansas Jayhawks on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. The opening line for this game has Kansas as 7 point favorites.
TCU comes into this game with an overall record of 12-1. They currently have a point differential of 14.5 as they are averaging 80.5 points per game while giving up 66.0 per contest. Kansas has an overall mark of 12-2. They are averaging 79.3 points per contest and giving up 69.9, which is a point differential of 9.4.
Valuable TCU Horned Frogs Betting Trends
The TCU Horned Frogs are 8-5-0 against the spread this season
The TCU Horned Frogs are 7-6-0 against the over/under this year
Important 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
Key TCU Horned Frogs Injuries
12/01/18 G Dylan Arnette Redshirt is out for season
01/08/19 G Jaylen Fisher Knee is questionable Wednesday vs Kansas
01/08/19 F Yuat Alok Hand is questionable Wednesday vs Kansas
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
Desmond Bane comes into this game averaging 14.4 points per contest while playing 33.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 89%. Alex Robinson averages 13.5 points per contest in 32.8 minutes per game. He averages 8.7 assists per game and 3.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 64%.
Dedric Lawson scores 18.6 points per contest while playing 31.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 11.1 rebounds per contest and has 2.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Lagerald Vick averages 14.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.1 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
TCU averages 80.5 points per contest, which is 51st in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 14.5 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a unit, which has them ranked 16th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 143rd in the nation. They average 36.9 boards per contest and 20.2 assists per game, which ranks them 133rd and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 266th with 12.2 per game. The Horned Frogs allow 66.0 points per contest, which is 60th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 58th and 12th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.5 rebounds a game which ranks 67th, and they allow 13.6 assists per game which puts them in 223rd place in the country. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 264th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas is 68th in the nation with 79.3 points per contest this season. They are 52nd in the country in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 9.4. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 180th in the NCAA. They are 43rd in D-1 in rebounding with 39.9 boards per contest and 106th in assists per game with 14.9. The Jayhawks are 159th in turnovers per contest with 13.7. The Jayhawks give up 69.9 points per game, which ranks them 142nd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 50th and 136th in those defensive statistics. They rank 216th with 13.5 dimes allowed per game and 200th with 35.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Jayhawks are 236th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per contest this year.
The Horned Frogs are 50th in the nation in offensive rating with 111.9. In terms of pace they are 111th in the country with 72 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 25th. As a team they are 36th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 234th in Division 1. TCU is 260th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions.
Kansas is 187th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions. The Jayhawks are 116th in the country in offensive rating with 107.1. In terms of pace they are 88th in Division 1 with 72.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 105th. As a team they are 126th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 309th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's TCU/Kansas college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take TCU +7
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