Kansas State vs Kansas Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/21/2020
Game: Kansas State Wildcats vs Kansas Jayhawks
Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Location: Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, KS
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas -17
The Kansas State Wildcats head to Allen Fieldhouse to take on the Kansas Jayhawks on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. The opening line for this game has Kansas as 17 point favorites.
Kansas State comes into this game with an overall record of 8-9. They currently have a point differential of 3.5 as they are averaging 65.6 points per game while giving up 62.2 per contest. Kansas has an overall mark of 14-3. They are averaging 76.4 points per contest and giving up 60.6, which is a point differential of 15.8.
Valuable Kansas State Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kansas State Wildcats are 6-11-0 against the spread this season
The Kansas State Wildcats are 10-6-1 against the over/under this year
Important Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 10-7-0 against the spread this season
The Kansas Jayhawks are 4-13-0 against the over/under this year
Key Kansas State Wildcats Injuries
01/18/20 F Antonio Gordon Undisclosed is questionable
01/18/20 G Mike McGuirl Concussion is questionable
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
01/18/20 G Marcus Garrett Undisclosed left last game, is questionable
Xavier Sneed comes into this game averaging 14.6 points per contest while playing 31.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 72%. Cartier Diarra averages 13.3 points per contest in 31.9 minutes per game. He averages 5.4 assists per game and 4.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 62%.
Devon Dotson scores 18.2 points per contest while playing 34.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.9 rebounds per contest and has 4.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Udoka Azubuike averages 13.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 9.2 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 78% and his free throw percentage is 40%.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas State averages 65.6 points per contest, which is 307th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 3.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 232nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 179th in the nation. They average 33.2 boards per contest and 13.8 assists per game, which ranks them 302nd and 138th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 67th with 14.8 per game. The Wildcats allow 62.2 points per contest, which is 39th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 118th and 155th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 148th, and they allow 10.9 assists per game which puts them in 64th place in the country. They force 16.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 324th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas is 67th in the nation with 76.4 points per contest this season. They are 6th in the country in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 15.8. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 55th in the NCAA. They are 60th in D-1 in rebounding with 38.8 boards per contest and 53rd in assists per game with 15.2. The Jayhawks are 146th in turnovers per contest with 13.8. The Jayhawks give up 60.6 points per game, which ranks them 16th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 37% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 12th and 38th in those defensive statistics. They rank 147th with 12.1 dimes allowed per game and 35th with 31.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Jayhawks are 197th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per contest this year.
The Wildcats are 268th in the nation in offensive rating with 96.7. In terms of pace they are 287th in the country with 67.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 212th. As a team they are 214th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 105th in Division 1. Kansas State is 35th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.1 times per 100 possessions.
Kansas is 127th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions. The Jayhawks are 29th in the country in offensive rating with 109.6. In terms of pace they are 216th in Division 1 with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 13th. As a team they are 24th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 278th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Kansas State/Kansas college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Kansas State +17
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