Missouri Tigers vs Kansas Jayhawks Prediction, 12/11/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Missouri Tigers vs Kansas Jayhawks
Date: Saturday, December 11, 2021
Location: Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, KS
The Kansas Jayhawks (7-1) will play the Missouri Tigers (5-4) at Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday.
The Missouri Tigers played Eastern Illinois and took home the win by a score of 72-44 in their last contest. Missouri ended the game having earned a 50.9% FG percentage (29 of 57) and made 2 of their 19 3-point attempts. When they shot from the free throw line, the Tigers made 12 of 15 attempts for a percentage of 80.0%. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 37 with 13 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 14 assists for the game as well as forcing the opposition into 17 turnovers and earning 13 steals. In terms of defense, Missouri allowed their opponent to shoot 36.0% from the floor on 18 of 50 shooting. Eastern Illinois recorded 11 dimes and had 7 steals for the game. In addition, Eastern Illinois pulled down 18 boards (4 offensive, 14 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Eastern Illinois walked away from this one shooting 44.4% at the free throw line by making 4 of their 9 shots. They converted 4 of their 17 attempts from three-point range. When it comes to fouls, the Tigers walked away with 14 and Eastern Illinois accounted for 11 fouls.
Kobe Brown is one player who was a factor for the matchup. He ended up with 11 points on 4 out of 7 shooting. He played 31 mins and snagged 11 rebounds. He ended up going 57.1% from the floor and also recorded 2 assists.
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Missouri will take the court with a win-loss record of 5-4 for the season. They have an average of 66.6 points per game (280th in Division 1) while going 41.1% from the field. The Tigers are connecting on 24.6% on shots beyond the perimeter (45 of 183) and 70.2% from the charity stripe. As a team, Missouri is collecting 39.1 boards per contest and has totaled 107 assists this year, which has them ranked 243rd in the nation in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession via turnover 14.6 times per contest and as a group are committing 15.7 fouls every game.
On the defensive end of the court, the Tigers are forcing their opponents into 15.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.9 fouls. They surrender 35.5% on three-point shots and they rank 83rd in college hoops in opponents PPG (63.4). The Tigers defense is giving up a FG percentage of 43.1% (211 of 489) and they surrender 31.8 boards per contest as a squad. They currently rank 113th in the nation in giving up assists with 98 surrendered on the season.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Kansas Jayhawks went home victorious with a score of 78-52 against UTEP. With respect to rebounding, Kansas allowed UTEP to get 23 in total (8 on the offensive glass). They shot 13.0% from distance by shooting 3 out of 23 and walked away from this one shooting 11 of 12 at the free throw line (91.7%). The Jayhawks allowed UTEP to knock down 19 of 61 tries from the field which had them shooting 31.1% for this contest. When this game wrapped up, the Jayhawks ended up going 30 out of 56 from the field which had them sitting at 53.6%. In relation to shooting from beyond the arc, Kansas knocked down 6 of 20 tries (30.0%). They were able to make 12 of the free throws for a clip of 75.0%. UTEP committed 17 fouls for this game which took the Jayhawks to the charity stripe for 16 tries. They coughed it up 16 times, while getting 12 steals for this game. The Jayhawks were able to pull down 29 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards for a total of 37 in the game.
Ochai Agbaji ended up being a major contributor for the Jayhawks for this contest. He totaled 23 points in his 31 minutes on the court and earned 3 assists in this game. He made 9 of 12 in this contest for a field goal rate of 75.0%, and earned 5 rebounds.
Kansas has a win-loss mark of 7-1 for the year. As an offensive unit, the Jayhawks are hitting on 51.8% from the field, which is 6th in college basketball. Kansas has totaled 676 points so far this year (84.5 per game) and they collect 36.5 rebounds per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 17.4 times per contest (21st in Division 1) and they turn it over 11.1 times per contest. The Jayhawks commit 15.9 fouls per game and they shoot 68.0% from the free throw line.
The Kansas defense allows 31.0% on shots from behind the 3-point line (53 of 171) and opponents are converting on 71.0% of their shots from the free throw line. They allow 9.9 assists and 29.3 boards per game, which has them ranked 36th and 19th in the nation. The Jayhawks on the defensive side of the court are 157th in the nation in PPG given up with 67.3. They are forcing 14.9 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.6% from the floor (199th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Missouri
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