Kansas vs. Austin Peay - 3/17/16 NCAA Tournament College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Austin Peay Governors (18-17) vs. Kansas Jayhawks (30-4)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Wells Fargo Arena)
The Line: Kansas Jayhawks -25.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Austin Peay Governors and Kansas Jayhawks meet Thursday in the First Round at the Wells Fargo Arena.
The Austin Peay Governors have won their last six games and won the OVC. The Austin Peay Governors are averaging 74.7 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 77.1 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Chris Horton is averaging 18.9 points and 12 rebounds while Josh Robinson is averaging 16.7 points and 2.6 assists. Khalil Davis is the third double-digit scorer and Kenny Jones is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Austin Peay Governors are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 67 percent from the free throw line. The Governors are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game. The Austin Peay Governors are 4-1 this season on neutral courts.
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The Kansas Jayhawks have not lost a single game since January 25. The Kansas Jayhawks are averaging 80.3 points on 48.9 percent shooting and allowing 67.6 points on 40 percent shooting. Perry Ellis is averaging 16.7 points and 5.9 rebounds while Wayne Selden Jr. is averaging 13.3 points and 2.5 assists. Frank Mason III is dishing 4.7 assists and Devonte' Graham is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Kansas Jayhawks are shooting 42.6 percent from beyond the arc and 70.6 percent from the free throw line. The Jayhawks are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38 rebounds per game. The Kansas Jayhawks are 6-1 this season on neutral courts.
The Governors are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win. The Jayhawks are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 NCAA Tournament games.
We know Kansas is a beast of a team and is capable of playing at an elite level. However, the Jayhawks also have mental lapses at times and can go stretches without putting the ball in the hoop. Horton is a force in the paint and will help the Governors compete a little. Also, this is a ton of points to lay regardless. You guys know I hat ebig chalk.
Give me the points.