North Texas Mean Green vs Kansas Jayhawks Prediction, 11/25/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: North Texas Mean Green vs Kansas Jayhawks
Date: Thursday, November 25, 2021
Location: HP Field House in Kissimmee, FL
The Kansas Jayhawks (3-0) will play the North Texas Mean Green (2-1) at HP Field House on Thursday.
The North Texas Mean Green took the court against UT Arlington and walked away with a win by a score of 64-36 in their last game. Concerning personal fouls, the Mean Green finished with 21 and UT Arlington totaled 22 personal fouls. They also buried 1 of 10 shots from 3-point land. UT Arlington finished the contest at 52.4% from the charity stripe by making 11 of their 21 attempts. In addition, UT Arlington totaled 33 rebounds (9 offensive, 24 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. UT Arlington doled out 3 assists and had 2 steals in the matchup. Concerning the defense, North Texas allowed their opponent to shoot 28.6% from the floor on 12 out of 42 shooting. They also recorded 11 dimes in this matchup as well as forcing the opposition into 21 turnovers and getting 8 steals. Regarding rebounding, they earned a total of 35 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. When they shot from the free throw line, the Mean Green converted 17 of their 23 attempts for a rate of 73.9%. North Texas finished with a 35.2% field goal percentage (19 of 54) and made 9 out of their 29 shots from distance.
Tylor Perry is a guy who had an impact for the matchup. He finished the game shooting 50.0% from the floor and also recorded 2 assists. He played 26 mins played and snagged 3 boards. He walked away with 12 points on 3 of 6 shooting.
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North Texas will play this contest with a record of 2-1 so far this year. They average 71.3 pts per game (210th in the country) while going 42.4% from the floor. The Mean Green are connecting on 32.5% on 3-point shots (27 of 83) and 67.2% from the free throw line. As a team, North Texas is pulling in 37.3 boards per game and has tallied 36 assists so far this year, which has them ranked 347th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 10.7 times per contest and as a group they are committing 16.3 fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Mean Green have forced 19.0 turnovers per game while drawing 19.0 fouls. They give up 34.1% on 3-point shots and they are 7th in the country in PPG allowed (52.7). The Mean Green defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 41.0% (59 of 144) and they relinquish 32.0 rebounds per game as a squad. They currently rank 2nd in D-1 in allowing assists with 24 conceded so far this season.
In their last game, the Kansas Jayhawks walked away with a victory by a final of 88-59 against Stony Brook. The Jayhawks collected 28 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards for a total of 40 for this game. They also gave up possession of the ball 7 times, while recording 8 steals for this game. Stony Brook earned 14 personal fouls in this game which got the Jayhawks to the free throw line for 10 shots. They were able to convert 8 of them for a rate of 80.0%. Concerning shooting from beyond the arc, Kansas made 10 out of 28 attempts (35.7%). When the game finished, the Jayhawks finished shooting 35 out of 70 from the floor which had them shooting 50.0%. The Jayhawks permitted Stony Brook to knock down 21 of their 56 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 37.5% in this matchup. They finished 36.0% from downtown by going 9 out of 25 and finished the game at 8 out of 10 at the free throw line (80.0%). When discussing how they cleaned up the glass, Kansas allowed Stony Brook to grab 30 in all (5 offensive).
Ochai Agbaji pitched in for the Jayhawks in this contest. He buried 10 of 19 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 52.6%, and accumulated 4 rebounds. He racked up 25 points in his 30 mins on the court and tallied 3 dimes in this contest.
Kansas has a record of 3-0 for the year. The Jayhawks are responsible for committing 12.7 fouls per contest and they hit 74.5% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 18.3 times per game (26th in the nation) and they are giving up possession 9.7 times per game. Kansas has tallied 263 points for the year (87.7 per game) and they grab 37.3 boards per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Jayhawks are connecting on 52.1% from the floor, which ranks 12th in the nation.
The Jayhawks are ranked 120th in D-1 in points allowed per contest with 65.0. They are forcing their opponents into 13.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 41.4% from the floor (172nd in college hoops). The Kansas defense surrenders 34.5% from downtown (19 of 55) and opponents are making 70.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquish 10.0 dimes and 31.0 total boards per game, which ranks them 76th and 47th in those defensive categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take North Texas
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