Seton Hall Pirates vs Kansas Jayhawks Prediction, 12/1/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Seton Hall Pirates vs Kansas Jayhawks
Date: Thursday, December 1, 2022
Location: Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, KS
Allen Fieldhouse is the location where the Kansas Jayhawks (7-1) will meet the Seton Hall Pirates (4-3) on Thursday.
The Seton Hall Pirates stepped onto the hardwood against Siena and ended up losing by a score of 60-55 in their last contest. Seton Hall walked away from the contest with a 32.7% FG percentage (17 of 52) and converted 1 of their 9 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Pirates buried 20 of 32 tries for a rate of 62.5%. In terms of rebounding, they collected 29 with 9 of them being offensive. They also doled out 10 assists in the game in addition to creating 16 turnovers and earning 9 steals. When discussing defense, Seton Hall let their opponent shoot 42.9% from the floor on 21 out of 49 shooting. Siena doled out 9 dimes and had 9 steals in the game. Furthermore, Siena collected 35 rebounds (9 offensive, 26 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Siena went 69.6% from the charity stripe by converting 16 of their 23 attempts. They also knocked down 2 of 16 attempts from beyond the arc. When talking about personal fouls, the Pirates ended up finishing with 19 while Siena accounted for 21 personal fouls.
Tyrese Samuel is someone who came through for the game. He accounted for 14 points on 6 out of 11 shooting. He played 29 mins and also grabbed 7 boards. He ended up shooting 54.5% from the floor but finished the game without an assist.
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Seton Hall comes into this one with a mark of 4-3 on the year. They turn the ball over 15.6 times per game and as a team are committing 20.3 fouls per game. As a unit, Seton Hall is pulling down 38.7 boards per contest and is sitting with 88 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 234th in the country in terms of passing. The Pirates are hitting 35.2% on shots from distance (45 of 128) and 69.1% from the charity stripe. They average 71.0 points per outing (221st in the country) while hitting 42.9% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Pirates are forcing 15.1 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 21.6 personal fouls. They currently rank 52nd in college basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 65 surrendered this season. The Pirates defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 38.4% (149 of 388) and they relinquish 34.0 boards per game as a team. They are conceding 25.4% on three-point shots and they are ranked 45th in D-1 in PPG allowed (61.3).
In their last game, the Kansas Jayhawks got the victory with a final of 87-55 against Texas Southern. When it comes to rebounding, Kansas permitted Texas Southern to grab 23 overall (6 offensive). They finished 23.5% from distance by shooting 4 of 17 and ended up going 5 of 9 at the charity stripe (55.6%). The Jayhawks allowed Texas Southern to convert 23 of their 53 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 43.4% for the contest. At the conclusion of this game, the Jayhawks shot 30 for 55 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 54.5%. With regard to shots from 3-point land, Kansas converted 13 of their 29 attempts (44.8%). They were able to knock down 14 of them for a rate of 60.9%. Texas Southern was called for 18 personal fouls for the game which took the Jayhawks to the charity stripe for a total of 23 tries. They also gave up possession of the ball 11 times, while getting 9 steals for the matchup. The Jayhawks pulled down 21 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 31 for the matchup.
Jalen Wilson pitched in for the Jayhawks in this matchup. He accumulated 22 points in his 30 minutes of playing time and totaled 6 assists for the game. He knocked down 8 out of 16 for the game for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and added 5 rebounds.
Kansas has a record of 7-1 on the season. The Jayhawks are committing 15.1 fouls per contest and they hit 62.3% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 18.3 times per contest (18th in D-1) and they are giving up possession 12.5 times per contest. Kansas has accounted for 608 pts on the season (76.0 per contest) and they grab 39.5 boards per game. As an offense, the Jayhawks are connecting on 45.9% from the floor, which ranks them 129th in Division 1.
The Jayhawks on the defensive end are ranked 109th in the country in points given up per game with 65.5. They are forcing their opponents into 14.9 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 38.7% from the floor (51st in the nation). The Kansas defense allows 29.9% on three-point shots (56 of 187) and opponents are making 74.2% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have surrendered 10.3 dimes and 36.8 rebounds per contest, which ranks 52nd and 283rd in D-1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kansas
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