Kansas vs Villanova NCAA Basketball Parlay 12/21/2019
Game: Kansas Jayhawks vs Villanova Wildcats
Date: Saturday, December 21, 2019
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Villanova +2
The Kansas Jayhawks head to Wells Fargo Center to take on the Villanova Wildcats on Saturday, December 21, 2019. The opening line for this game has Kansas as 2 point favorites.
Kansas heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-1. They currently have a point differential of 21.0 as they are averaging 84.6 points per contest while giving up 63.6 per game. Villanova has an overall record of 8-2. They are averaging 80.4 points per game and surrendering 69.3, good for a point differential of 11.1.
Valuable Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 6-4-0 against the spread this season
The Kansas Jayhawks are 4-6-0 against the over/under this year
Important Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 3-6-1 against the spread this season
The Villanova Wildcats are 7-3-0 against the over/under this year
Key Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
11/09/19 F Jalen Wilson Ankle is out indefinitely
11/05/19 F Mitch Lightfoot Redshirt is out for season
Key Villanova Wildcats Injuries
11/07/19 G Bryan Antoine Shoulder is out indefinitely
Udoka Azubuike averages 14.2 points per contest in 26.0 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.4 assists per game and 8.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 83% for the season while his free throw percentage is 38%. Devon Dotson comes into this game averaging 19.6 points per contest while playing 34.6 minutes per night. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Collin Gillespie averages 14.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.3 minutes per game. He also hauls in 2.0 rebounds per game and dishes 5.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Saddiq Bey scores 16.3 points per contest while playing 31.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.5 rebounds per contest and has 2.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jayhawks allow 63.6 points per contest which is 70th in the country. They also surrender a 38% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 73rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 30.9 rebounds a game which ranks 32nd, and they allow 12.1 assists per game which puts them in 157th place in D-1. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 287th in Division 1. Kansas averages 84.6 points per contest, which is 7th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 21.0 and their shooting percentage is 53% as a unit, which has them ranked 2nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 46th in the nation. They average 38.7 boards per contest and 17.3 assists per game, which ranks them 91st and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 151st with 14.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats give up 69.3 points per game, which ranks them 195th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 259th and 271st in those defensive statistics. They rank 209th with 12.9 dimes allowed per game and 52nd with 31.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Wildcats are 81st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per contest. Villanova is 31st in the country with 80.4 points per contest this season. They are 25th in D-1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 11.1. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 35th in the country. They are 138th in the nation in rebounding with 37.3 boards per contest and 26th in assists per game with 16.7. The Wildcats are 280th in turnovers per contest with 12.3.
The Jayhawks have an offensive rating of 115.3, which is ranked 8th. They are 90th in college basketball in pace with 72.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 59% is 5th. As a unit they are 5th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 253rd in D-1. Kansas is 166th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions.
Villanova is 270th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 115.5, which is ranked 7th. They are 219th in D-1 in pace with 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 19th. As a unit they are 14th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 74th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Kansas -2 and over 148 total points
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