Kansas Jayhawks vs Texas Longhorns Prediction, 2/23/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas Jayhawks vs Texas Longhorns
Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Location: Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas (+1.5)
Frank Erwin Center is the site where and the Texas Longhorns (13-6) will take on the Kansas Jayhawks (17-7) on Tuesday. Texas opens this game as 1.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 139.5.
Kansas enters this contest with a win-loss mark of 17-7 on the season. They average 73.7 pts per game (124th in the nation) while hitting 44.0% from the field. The Jayhawks are shooting 35.0% on three-point attempts (185 of 529) and 72.2% from the charity stripe. As a team, Kansas is pulling down 38.1 rebounds per game and is sitting with 333 dimes for the campaign, which is 35th in the nation in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 12.4 times per contest and as a unit are committing 15.5 personal fouls per game. Defensively, the Jayhawks are forcing their opponents into 14.0 turnovers every game and they draw 16.5 fouls. The Jayhawks defensively are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 41.0% (573 of 1,399) and they concede 33.8 boards per contest as a team. They are 226th in Division 1 in giving up assists with 270 surrendered on the season. They are giving up 33.3% on 3-point shots and they are 67th in college basketball in PPG allowed (66.0).
The Kansas Jayhawks faced the Texas Tech Red Raiders and notched a win by a score of 67-61 in their last contest. Kansas walked away from the contest having earned a 41.0% FG percentage (25 out of 61) and converted 8 of their 26 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Jayhawks made 9 of 12 shots for a rate of 75.0%. In reference to hauling in boards, they collected 34 with 10 of them being offensive. They also doled out 17 assists in this matchup in addition to having 2 steals and 4 blocked shots. In relation to the defense, Kansas allowed the other team to shoot 41.0% from the floor on 25 out of 61 shooting. Texas Tech earned 11 dimes and had 2 steals for the game. Additionally, the Red Raiders collected 35 boards (8 offensive, 27 defensive) and had 4 rejections. Texas Tech ended up shooting 63.2% from the free throw line by knocking down 12 of 19 tries. They knocked down 5 out of their 15 attempts from 3-point land.
David McCormack is someone who had an impact in the matchup. He finished with 17 points on 7 out of 10 shooting. He played 35 mins and grabbed 8 boards. McCormack finished the contest at 70.0% from the floor and also totaled 2 dimes. Someone else that was a major contributor in this contest for the Jayhawks was Ochai Agbaji. He pulled down 2 rebounds and earned 2 dimes. He finished the game shooting 36.4% from the floor for the game by connecting on 4-of-11 (14 points). When the final whistle blew, Agbaji played 28 minutes.
Texas has a mark of 13-6 so far this year. As an offense, the Longhorns are shooting 45.3% from the floor, which is ranked 121st in the country. Texas has accumulated 1,438 points this season (75.7 per contest) and they snag 39.5 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 13.1 times per game (185th in college basketball) and they turn it over 13.6 times per game. The Longhorns commit 20.5 fouls every game and they shoot 68.4% from the charity stripe. The Longhorns on defense are ranked 125th in D-1 in PPG surrendered with 68.5. They relinquish 8.3 dimes and 35.2 boards per contest, which is ranked 1st and 187th in the country. The Texas defense gives up 32.3% from downtown (115 of 356) and opponents are converting on 67.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are forcing 12.5 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 40.7% from the field (52nd in college hoops).
For their last game, the Texas Longhorns took a defeat with a final score of 84-82 against the West Virginia Mountaineers. The Longhorns snagged 23 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 31 for this contest. They rejected 4 attempts while earning 7 steals for this contest. The Mountaineers were called for 15 fouls in this contest which got the Longhorns to the free throw line for 10 shots. They were able to convert 4 of those for a rate of 40.0%. In relation to 3-pointers, Texas buried 14 of 26 tries (53.8%). At the conclusion of this game, the Longhorns finished shooting 32 for 59 from the field which had them at 54.2%. The Longhorns permitted the Mountaineers to bury 24 of their 54 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 44.4% in this contest. They finished shooting 47.6% from downtown by shooting 10 out of 21 and ended up going 26 of 37 at the free throw line (70.3%). With respect to rebounds, Texas allowed West Virginia to snag 30 overall (10 on the offensive glass).
Courtney Ramey ended up being a major contributor for the Longhorns for this game. He made 9 of 13 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 69.2%, which gave him 28 points. Ramey had 2 rebounds in his 28 mins played and had 3 dimes for this game. Another guy that ended being a contributor for Texas was Matt Coleman. He finished with 20 points in 38 minutes on the hardwood via 8 of 9 from the floor for the matchup. Coleman walked away from this one going 88.9% from the field while contributing 7 assists and 3 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Kansas (+1.5)
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