Saturday, March 5, 2016
United Spirit Arena
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The Kansas State Wildcats travel to United Spirit Arena to play the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Saturday, March 5, 2016. The opening line for this game has Texas Tech as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
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The Wildcats come into this game with an overall record of 16-14 and a road record of 2-8. They are 15-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-14. The Red Raiders have an overall record of 18-11 and a home record of 13-3. They have an over/under record of 14-12 and they are 14-12 against the spread.
Justin Edwards comes into this contest averaging 12.1 points per game while playing 31 minutes per night so far this season for the Wildcats. He pulls down 5.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 68%. Wesley Iwundu averages 11.9 points per game in 32.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game for Kansas State. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Toddrick Gotcher averages 11.1 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per contest this year for the Red Raiders. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Aaron Ross averages 10.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 21.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Kansas State averages 70.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 211th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3.7 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 217th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 336th in the country. They average 36.8 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game which ranks them 121st and 103rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 299th with 14 per game. The Wildcats allow 67.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 57th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 100th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 65th and they give up 13.2 assists per contest which puts them in 179th place in the country. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 45th in the Division 1.
Texas Tech averages 72.5 points per game this year which ranks them 171st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 2.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 141st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 183rd in the nation. They average 34.3 rebounds per game and 13 assists per contest which ranks them 249th and 181st respectively. In the turnover department the Red Raiders rank 95th with 11.8 per game. The Red Raiders allow 69.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 120th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 116th and 205th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.7 rebounds a game which ranks 78th and they give up 11.3 assists per contest which puts them in 50th place in the nation. The Red Raiders force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 196th in college basketball.
The Wildcats average 63.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 70 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 1.7 per contest. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 102.7 and they assist on 58.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.6 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Kansas State turns the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.5% while their offensive rebound percentage is 36.4%. The Wildcats give up 67.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 68.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Red Raiders score 74.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 69.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -9 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 7.9 points per game. The Red Raiders have a rating on offense of 107.2 and 53.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 66.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Texas Tech turns it over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 31.5%. The Red Raiders give up 66.7 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 78.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Kansas State Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kansas State Wildcats are 15-11 against the spread
The Kansas State Wildcats are 13-14 against the over/under
Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 14-12 against the spread
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 14-12 against the over/under
Kansas State Wildcats Injuries
12/03/15 F Dante Williams Foot out indefinitely
02/04/16 G Kamau Stokes Knee out for season
Texas Tech Red Raiders Injuries
11/28/15 C Isaiah Manderson Personal out indefinitely
01/29/16 C Norense Odiase Foot out 2-6 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take Kansas State
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