Kansas vs Iowa State Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/8/2020
Game: Kansas Jayhawks vs Iowa State Cyclones
Date: Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Location: James H. Hilton Coliseum in Ames, IA
Odds/Point Spread: Iowa State +6.5
The Kansas Jayhawks head to James H. Hilton Coliseum to take on the Iowa State Cyclones on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. The opening line for this game has Kansas as 6.5 point favorites.
Kansas comes into this game with an overall record of 11-2. They currently have a point differential of 17.8 as they are averaging 79.5 points per game while giving up 61.6 per contest. Iowa State has an overall record of 7-6. They are averaging 80.2 points per game and surrendering 71.4, good for a point differential of 8.8.
Valuable Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 7-6-0 against the spread this season
The Kansas Jayhawks are 4-9-0 against the over/under this year
Important Iowa State Cyclones Betting Trends
The Iowa State Cyclones are 7-6-0 against the spread this season
The Iowa State Cyclones are 7-5-1 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 Iowa State Cyclones Injuries
No key injuries to report
Udoka Azubuike averages 13.3 points per contest in 26.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.3 assists per game and 8.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 81% for the season while his free throw percentage is 35%. Devon Dotson comes into this game averaging 18.5 points per contest while playing 35.1 minutes per night. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Rasir Bolton averages 14.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per game. He also hauls in 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes 2.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 86%. Tyrese Haliburton scores 17.7 points per contest while playing 36.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.3 rebounds per contest and has 7.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jayhawks allow 61.6 points per contest which is 35th in the country. They also surrender a 37% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 37th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.8 rebounds a game which ranks 47th, and they allow 11.7 assists per game which puts them in 114th place in D-1. They force 16.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 290th in Division 1. Kansas averages 79.5 points per contest, which is 34th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 17.8 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a unit, which has them ranked 3rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 83rd in the nation. They average 38.6 boards per contest and 16.2 assists per game, which ranks them 80th and 34th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 112th with 14.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cyclones give up 71.4 points per game, which ranks them 229th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 227th and 305th in those defensive statistics. They rank 224th with 13.1 dimes allowed per game and 310th with 38.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Cyclones are 321st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 17.1 per contest. Iowa State is 29th in the country with 80.2 points per contest this season. They are 67th in D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 8.8. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 242nd in the country. They are 172nd in the nation in rebounding with 36.2 boards per contest and 23rd in assists per game with 16.8. The Cyclones are 318th in turnovers per contest with 11.7.
The Jayhawks have an offensive rating of 110.6, which is ranked 27th. They are 130th in college basketball in pace with 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 5th. As a unit they are 15th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 262nd in D-1. Kansas is 121st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions.
Iowa State is 332nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions. The Cyclones have an offensive rating of 108, which is ranked 63rd. They are 52nd in D-1 in pace with 73.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 90th. As a unit they are 98th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 176th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Kansas -6.5 and over 147 total points
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