Kansas vs Texas Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/18/2020
Game: Kansas Jayhawks vs Texas Longhorns
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Location: Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Texas +7.5
The Kansas Jayhawks travel to Frank Erwin Center to play the Texas Longhorns on Saturday, January 18, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Kansas as 7.5 point favorites.
Kansas heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-3. They currently have a point differential of 16.3 as they are averaging 77.1 points per contest while giving up 60.8 per game. Texas has an overall record of 12-4. They are averaging 67.1 points per game and surrendering 60.9, good for a point differential of 6.2.
Valuable Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 9-7-0 against the spread
The Kansas Jayhawks are 4-12-0 against the over/under
Important Texas Longhorns Betting Trends
The Texas Longhorns are 6-10-0 against the spread
The Texas Longhorns are 7-9-0 against the over/under
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
01/15/20 G Devon Dotson Hip is questionable
Key Texas Longhorns Injuries
No key injuries to report
Udoka Azubuike averages 12.8 points per game in 27.3 minutes per contest. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 9.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 78% for the year while his free throw percentage is 41%. Devon Dotson comes into this contest averaging 18.0 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Courtney Ramey averages 11.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 75%. Matt Coleman averages 12.1 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jayhawks allow 60.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in Division 1. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 13th and 45th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.7 rebounds a game which ranks 40th, and they give up 11.8 assists per contest which puts them in 117th place in the NCAA. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 209th in the nation. Kansas averages 77.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 56th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 16.3 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 51st in D-1. They average 38.7 rebounds per game and 15.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 68th and 47th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 130th with 14.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Longhorns surrender 60.9 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 82nd and 190th in those defensive statistics. They rank 13th with 9.3 assists allowed per contest, and 159th with 34.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Longhorns are 229th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game. Texas is 283rd in the country with 67.1 points per game this year. They are 159th in the D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 6.2. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 139th in the nation. They are 269th in the country in rebounding with 34.0 boards per game and 125th in assists per contest with 14.1. The Longhorns are 177th in turnovers per game with 13.6.
The Jayhawks have an offensive rating of 109.8, which is ranked 28th. They are 205th in college basketball in pace with 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 11th. As a unit they are 19th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 267th in D-1. Kansas is 127th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions.
Texas is 108th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions. The Longhorns are 211th in the country in offensive rating with 99.8. In terms of pace they are 302nd in Division 1 with 67.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 110th. As a team they are 178th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 34th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Kansas/Texas college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Texas +7.5
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