Kansas Jayhawks vs Michigan State Spartans Prediction, 11/9/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas Jayhawks vs Michigan State Spartans
Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas (-4.5)
Madison Square Garden is the location where the Michigan State Spartans (15-13 last season) will meet the Kansas Jayhawks (21-9 last year) on Tuesday. Michigan State opens this contest as 4.5-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 145.5.
The Kansas Jayhawks played the USC Trojans and took a loss by a final of 85-51 in their last game. In regard to personal fouls, the Jayhawks ended up with 17 while the Trojans finished the game with 14 personal fouls. They knocked down 11 of their 18 tries from long range. USC walked away from this one shooting 58.8% at the charity stripe by converting 10 of their 17 attempts. Furthermore, USC totaled 38 boards (6 offensive, 32 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. USC earned 18 assists and had 3 steals in this game. In terms of defense, Kansas allowed the other team to shoot 57.1% from the floor on 32 of 56 shooting. They also recorded 12 assists for the contest while forcing the other team into 13 turnovers and getting 8 steals. When talking about rebounding, they earned a total of 26 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. From the free throw line, the Jayhawks converted 9 of 12 tries for a percentage of 75.0%. Kansas wrapped up the contest with a 29.0% FG percentage (18 of 62) and made 6 out of their 25 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Marcus Garrett is someone who was a factor for the contest. He finished the contest at 40.0% from the floor and also earned 4 assists. He played 31 minutes and also collected 6 rebounds. He finished with 15 points on 6 out of 15 shooting.
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Kansas comes into this game after finishing with a win-loss record of 21-9 last year. They lost possession via turnover 12.0 times per game and as a squad committed 15.3 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a basketball team, Kansas grabbed 37.5 rebounds per game and sat with 415 assists last year, which had them ranked 41st in college hoops in terms of passing the rock. The Jayhawks hit on 34.2% on 3-pointers (227 of 663) and 71.6% from the free throw line. They had an average of 73.0 pts per contest (122nd in the country) while going 43.6% from the floor.
Defensively, the Jayhawks forced their opponents into 13.9 turnovers per game and they drew 16.5 personal fouls. They conceded 33.6% on shots from distance while they were 84th in Division 1 in PPG allowed (67.0). The Jayhawks defensively gave up an opponent FG percentage of 41.5% (725 of 1,749) and they conceded 34.6 rebounds per contest as a team. They were ranked 260th in Division 1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 351 conceded last season.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Michigan State Spartans took a defeat with a final score of 86-80 against the UCLA Bruins. The Spartans were able to pull down 21 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards totaling 31 in the game. They turned the ball over 11 times, while earning 2 steals in the matchup. The Bruins committed 15 personal fouls for this game which took the Spartans to the charity stripe for 18 shots. They were able to convert 16 of them for a rate of 88.9%. In reference to three-point attempts, Michigan State converted 6 out of 18 tries (33.3%). When this game wrapped up, the Spartans went 29 out of 61 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 47.5%. The Spartans allowed the Bruins to convert 31 out of their 67 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 46.3% for the matchup. They finished 50.0% from three-point range by going 9 of 18 and finished the game at 15 out of 20 from the free throw line (75.0%). Regarding cleaning up the glass, Michigan State allowed UCLA to collect 29 in all (11 on the offensive glass).
Aaron Henry was important for the Spartans in this matchup. He converted 6 out of 12 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and accounted for 5 rebounds. He earned 16 points in his 42 minutes on the hardwood and had 7 dimes in the game.
Michigan State had a record of 15-13 last season. As an offense, the Spartans shot 42.6% from the field, which ranked 260th in the nation. Michigan State earned 1,944 pts last year (69.4 per contest) and they grabbed 37.4 rebounds per game. Their rate of dishing out assists was at 15.9 times per game (34th in college basketball) and they turned it over 13.0 times per game. The Spartans were responsible for committing 19.8 fouls per contest and they went 72.7% from the charity stripe.
The Michigan State defense surrendered 32.1% on shots from 3-point land (176 of 548) and their opponents connected on 71.6% of their shots from the free throw line. They allowed 13.3 dimes and 34.3 rebounds per contest, which had them ranked 206th and 144th in those defensive categories. The Spartans defensively were ranked 202nd in college basketball in points allowed per game with 71.1. They were able to force 10.5 TO's per game and allowed teams to shoot 42.6% from the field (144th in the country).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Kansas (-4.5)
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