Providence Friars vs Kansas Jayhawks Prediction, 3/25/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Providence Friars vs Kansas Jayhawks
Date: Friday, March 25, 2022
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Providence (+8)
United Center is where the Kansas Jayhawks (30-6) will attempt to defeat the Providence Friars (27-5) on Friday. Kansas opens this game as 8-point favorites. The over/under is set at 141.
The Providence Friars took the court against Richmond and earned the victory with a final of 79-51 in their last contest. Providence wrapped up the game with a 51.9% FG percentage (28 of 54) and buried 12 of their 22 three-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Friars made 11 of 14 attempts for a percentage of 78.6%. In terms of grabbing rebounds, they compiled 35 with 5 of them being offensive. They also dished out 18 assists for the contest while forcing the other team into 6 turnovers and getting 4 steals. Regarding defending, Providence allowed the other team to go 39.6% from the field on 21 of 53 shooting. Richmond doled out 9 dimes and had 2 steals in this contest. Moreover, Richmond grabbed 24 rebounds (5 offensive, 19 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Richmond finished shooting 38.1% at the charity stripe by knocking down 8 of their 21 shots. They also converted 1 of their 22 attempts from 3-point range. With respect to personal fouls, the Friars ended up with 15 and Richmond totaled 13 personal fouls.
Noah Horchler is one guy who was a factor in this contest. He ended up scoring 16 points on 6 out of 10 shooting. He played 32 mins and totaled 14 rebounds. He walked away from this one shooting 60.0% from the field and totaled 1 assist.
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Providence steps onto the hardwood with a mark of 27-5 so far this season. They turn it over 11.6 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 15.8 personal fouls every game. As a team, Providence is collecting 37.6 boards per game and has accounted for 427 assists for the campaign, which is 147th in the country in terms of passing the rock. The Friars are connecting on 35.0% on shots from downtown (239 of 683) and 72.9% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 71.8 points per game (153rd in the nation) while hitting 43.8% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Friars have forced 10.5 turnovers per game and they draw 18.4 personal fouls. They are giving up 30.3% on shots from distance while they are 87th in Division 1 in opponents points per game (66.2). The Friars are allowing a FG percentage of 41.0% (780 of 1,904) and they concede 34.2 boards per contest as a team. They currently rank 80th in college hoops in giving up assists with 362 surrendered on the year.
When they last played, the Kansas Jayhawks got the victory with a final of 79-72 when they played Creighton. In regard to attacking the glass, Kansas permitted Creighton to collect 28 overall (6 offensive). They shot 42.9% from three-point range by connecting on 12 of 28 and finished the game at 18 out of 21 from the charity stripe (85.7%). The Jayhawks allowed Creighton to knock down 21 of 59 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 35.6% for the contest. When all was said and done, the Jayhawks shot 27 for 66 from the field which had them shooting 40.9%. With respect to shots from downtown, Kansas knocked down 6 of 16 attempts (37.5%). They were able to convert 19 of those for a rate of 95.0%. Creighton was called for 16 personal fouls for the contest which got the Jayhawks to the free throw line for 20 attempts. They turned the ball over 7 times, while earning 5 steals for the game. The Jayhawks were able to snag 33 defensive boards and 13 offensive rebounds totaling 46 for this contest.
Remy Martin ended up being a factor for the Jayhawks in this contest. He earned 20 points in his 29 mins on the hardwood and totaled 4 assists in this contest. He converted 7 out of 14 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and accumulated 7 rebounds.
Kansas has a win-loss mark of 30-6 on the year. As an offense, the Jayhawks are shooting 47.9% from the floor, which has them ranked 17th in college basketball. Kansas has totaled 2,834 pts so far this season (78.7 per contest) and they grab 37.8 rebounds per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 15.5 times per contest (35th in the nation) and they turn the ball over 12.4 times per game. The Jayhawks are responsible for committing 16.2 fouls per game and they go 72.7% from the free throw line.
The Kansas defense gives up 30.4% on shots from beyond the arc (225 of 740) and their opponents are converting on 71.5% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 12.1 assists and 32.6 rebounds per game, which ranks 133rd and 73rd in college hoops. The Jayhawks are ranked 138th in college hoops in points given up per game with 67.9. They have forced 12.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 41.4% from the field (76th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Kansas (-8)
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