Tennessee vs Kansas predictions 1/25/20 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: Tennessee Volunteers vs Kansas Jayhawks
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020
Location: Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, KS
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas -14.5
The Tennessee Volunteers head to Allen Fieldhouse to take on the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday, January 25, 2020. The opening line for this game has Kansas as 14.5 point favorites.
Tennessee comes into this game with an overall record of 12-6. They currently have a point differential of 7.5 as they are averaging 66.5 points per game while giving up 59.0 per contest. Kansas has an overall mark of 15-3. They are averaging 76.7 points per contest and giving up 60.6, which is a point differential of 16.1.
Valuable Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 8-10-0 against the spread this season
The Tennessee Volunteers are 8-10-0 against the over/under this year
Important Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 11-7-0 against the spread this season
The Kansas Jayhawks are 5-13-0 against the over/under this year
Key Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
12/21/19 G Lamonte Turner Shoulder is out for season
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
01/22/20 F David McCormack Suspension is out next 2 games
01/22/20 F Silvio De Sousa Suspension is out next 12 games
John Fulkerson averages 11.5 points per contest in 28.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.5 assists per game and 5.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 66% for the season while his free throw percentage is 75%. Jordan Bowden comes into this game averaging 12.3 points per contest while playing 33.4 minutes per night. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Udoka Azubuike averages 12.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 27.9 minutes per game. He also hauls in 9.5 rebounds per game and dishes 1.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 78% and his free throw percentage is 41%. Devon Dotson scores 18.2 points per contest while playing 34.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.0 rebounds per contest and has 4.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Volunteers allow 59.0 points per contest which is 7th in the country. They also surrender a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 83rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.8 rebounds a game which ranks 113th, and they allow 9.6 assists per game which puts them in 14th place in D-1. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 167th in Division 1. Tennessee averages 66.5 points per contest, which is 300th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 7.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 226th. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 301st in the nation. They average 36.7 boards per contest and 15.1 assists per game, which ranks them 132nd and 55th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 125th with 13.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jayhawks give up 60.6 points per game, which ranks them 15th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 38% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 11th and 47th in those defensive statistics. They rank 130th with 11.9 dimes allowed per game and 38th with 31.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Jayhawks are 207th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per contest. Kansas is 62nd in the country with 76.7 points per contest this season. They are 7th in D-1 in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 16.1. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 64th in the country. They are 53rd in the nation in rebounding with 39.0 boards per contest and 54th in assists per game with 15.1. The Jayhawks are 158th in turnovers per contest with 13.6.
The Volunteers are 238th in the nation in offensive rating with 98.9. In terms of pace they are 296th in the country with 67.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 242nd. As a team they are 193rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 187th in Division 1. Tennessee is 77th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.1 times per 100 possessions.
Kansas is 152nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions. The Jayhawks are 24th in the country in offensive rating with 110.3. In terms of pace they are 225th in Division 1 with 69 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 13th. As a team they are 22nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 276th in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Tennessee +14.5 and over 122 total points
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