Kansas vs Stanford Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 12/29/2019
Game: Kansas Jayhawks vs Stanford Cardinal
Date: Sunday, December 29, 2019
Location: Maples Pavilion in Stanford, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Stanford +6.5
The Kansas Jayhawks travel to Maples Pavilion to play the Stanford Cardinal on Sunday, December 29, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Kansas as 6.5 point favorites.
Kansas heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-2. They currently have a point differential of 19.0 as they are averaging 81.9 points per contest while giving up 62.9 per game. Stanford has an overall mark of 11-1. They are averaging 73.7 points per contest and giving up 57.7, which is a point differential of 16.0.
Valuable Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 6-5-0 against the spread
The Kansas Jayhawks are 4-7-0 against the over/under
Important Stanford Cardinal Betting Trends
The Stanford Cardinal are 9-3-0 against the spread
The Stanford Cardinal are 3-8-1 against the over/under
Key Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
12/21/19 G Marcus Garrett Knee injured last game, is questionable
11/09/19 F Jalen Wilson Ankle is out indefinitely
11/05/19 F Mitch Lightfoot Redshirt is out for season
Key Stanford Cardinal Injuries
11/05/19 F Kodye Pugh Knee is out for season
Devon Dotson comes into this contest averaging 19.2 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 61% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 83%. Udoka Azubuike averages 14.0 points per game in 26.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 8.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 81% for the year while his free throw percentage is 36%.
Oscar Da Silva averages 17.6 points per game while playing 28.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.0 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Tyrell Terry averages 15.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas averages 81.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 18th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 19.0 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 61st in the nation. They average 38.9 rebounds per game and 17.0 assists per game, which ranks them 75th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 169th with 13.8 per game. The Jayhawks allow 62.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 55th in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 18th and 45th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.4 rebounds a game which ranks 45th and they give up 12.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 163rd place in Division 1. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 266th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Stanford is 144th in the country with 73.7 points per game this year. They are 9th in Division 1 in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 16.0. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 22nd in the nation. They are 173rd in the NCAA in rebounding with 36.3 boards per game, and 173rd in assists per contest with 13.4. The Cardinal are 62nd in turnovers per game with 15.2. The Cardinal surrender 57.7 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in D-1. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 37th and 42nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 32nd with 9.9 assists allowed per contest and 57th with 32.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cardinal are 303rd in country in forcing turnovers with 16.6 per game.
The Jayhawks have an offensive rating of 113.2, which is ranked 16th. They are 115th in college basketball in pace with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 6th. As a unit they are 9th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 275th in D-1. Kansas is 167th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions.
Stanford is 36th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.4 times per 100 possessions. The Cardinal are 118th in the country in offensive rating with 104.7. In terms of pace they are 186th in Division 1 with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 15th. As a team they are 20th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 264th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Kansas/Stanford college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Stanford +6.5
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