Texas Southern Tigers vs Kansas Jayhawks Prediction, 3/17/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas Southern Tigers vs Kansas Jayhawks
Date: Thursday, March 17, 2022
Location: Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Texas Southern (+22)
Dickies Arena is the location where the Kansas Jayhawks (28-6) will compete against the Texas Southern Tigers (19-12) on Thursday. Texas Southern opens as 22-point underdogs. The total is set at 144.5.
The Texas Southern Tigers faced Texas A&M Community College and walked away with a win by a score of 76-67 in their last contest. Texas Southern wrapped up the contest having earned a 41.8% FG percentage (23 out of 55) and made 4 out of their 13 3-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Tigers converted 26 of 35 tries for a rate of 74.3%. With regard to pulling down boards, they earned 42 with 8 of them being offensive. They also recorded 9 assists in this matchup in addition to creating 8 turnovers and getting 4 steals. Regarding the defense, Texas Southern allowed 37.3% from the field on 25 out of 67 shooting. Texas A&M Community College earned 17 dimes and had 9 steals for this game. Moreover, Texas A&M Community College totaled 36 rebounds (7 offensive, 29 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Texas A&M Community College finished 47.4% at the free throw line by knocking down 9 of 19 tries. They knocked down 8 of their 21 attempts from downtown. When discussing personal fouls, the Tigers ended up finishing with 18 and Texas A&M Community College had 22 personal fouls.
Bryson Etienne is one player who had an impact in this game. He scored 21 points on 5 of 8 shooting. He was on the court for 32 minutes and pulled down 5 rebounds. He finished the game shooting 62.5% from the floor and also totaled 1 assist.
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Texas Southern enters this game with a record of 19-12 for the season. They average 69.5 points per game (222nd in D-1) while hitting 43.7% from the field. The Tigers are shooting 31.7% on shots from distance (177 of 559) and 67.5% from the free throw line. As a team, Texas Southern is pulling in 39.6 rebounds per game and has tallied 331 assists so far this year, which ranks 319th in the country in terms of passing. They are turning it over 14.9 times per game and as a team they are committing 17.8 fouls every game.
On defense, the Tigers are able to force 12.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.4 personal fouls. They are conceding 29.8% on 3-pointers and they are 68th in D-1 in points per game from their opponents (65.5). The Tigers are giving up a field goal percentage of 39.5% (718 of 1,817) and they concede 34.4 rebounds per contest as a squad. They rank 67th in the nation in giving up assists with 344 conceded so far this year.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Kansas Jayhawks took home the win by a final score of 74-65 against Texas Tech. In relation to how they cleaned up the glass, Kansas allowed Texas Tech to pull down 32 in total (9 on the offensive side). They shot 26.3% from downtown by shooting 5 out of 19 and walked away from this one shooting 6 out of 13 at the charity stripe (46.2%). The Jayhawks permitted Texas Tech to convert 27 of their 61 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 44.3% in the game. When the final whistle blew, the Jayhawks finished 22 out of 51 from the field which had them at 43.1%. Pertaining to shots from 3-point land, Kansas knocked down 5 of their 22 attempts (22.7%). They were able to knock down 25 of the free throws for a rate of 78.1%. Texas Tech was called for 20 fouls for this contest which took the Jayhawks to the charity stripe for a total of 32 tries. They also turned it over 13 times, while earning 8 steals for the contest. The Jayhawks recorded 27 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 33 for this contest.
David McCormack was important for the Jayhawks in this contest. He converted 5 out of 10 for the contest giving him a rate of 50.0%, and had 11 rebounds. He had 18 points in his 29 minutes on the court and tallied 1 assist in this contest.
Kansas has a win-loss record of 28-6 so far this season. On the offensive side of the court, the Jayhawks are connecting on 48.1% from the floor, which is ranked 18th in the nation. Kansas has accounted for 2,672 points for the year (78.6 per contest) and they grab 37.4 boards per contest. They are dishing out assists 15.4 times per game (38th in college basketball) and they turn it over 12.5 times per game. The Jayhawks commit 15.9 personal fouls per contest and they hit 72.4% from the charity stripe.
The Kansas defense allows 30.1% on 3-pointers (210 of 698) and their opposition knocks down 70.7% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 11.9 assists and 32.7 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 124th and 80th in college hoops. The Jayhawks defensively are ranked 147th in college hoops in PPG given up with 68.1. They are forcing 12.9 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 41.8% from the field (101st in the nation).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kansas (-22)
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