Friday, December 30, 2016
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The Texas Longhorns travel to Bramlage Coliseum to play the Kansas State Wildcats on Friday, December 30, 2016. The opening line for this game has Kansas State as 7.5 point favorites.
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The Longhorns come into this game with an overall record of 6-6 and a road record of 0-1. They are 5-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-8. The Wildcats have an overall record of 11-1 and a home record of 7-0. They have an over/under record of 3-5 and they are 6-2 against the spread.
Tevin Mack comes into this contest averaging 14.7 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Longhorns. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 57%. Kerwin Roach Jr. averages 11 points per game in 26.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for Texas. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Barry Brown averages 12.5 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per contest this year for the Wildcats. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 62%. D.J. Johnson averages 12 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 23.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.1 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 66% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Texas averages 70.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 223rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 191st. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 329th in the country. They average 36.6 rebounds per game and 11.4 assists per game which ranks them 145th and 288th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 77th with 12.4 per game. The Longhorns allow 65.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 53rd in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 50th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.9 rebounds a game which ranks 256th and they give up 10.3 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the country. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 191st in Division 1.
Kansas State averages 76.4 points per game this year which ranks them 90th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 17.9 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 22nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 46th in the nation. They average 36.8 rebounds per game and 16.9 assists per contest which ranks them 139th and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Wildcats rank 129th with 13 per game. The Wildcats allow 58.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the country. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 130th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.7 rebounds a game which ranks 49th and they give up 11.5 assists per contest which puts them in 63rd place in the nation. The Wildcats force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in college basketball.
The Longhorns average 59 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 76 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -9.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 9.3 per contest. The Longhorns have an offensive rating of 101.1 and they assist on 45.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.4 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 36% of their shots. Texas turns the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.4%. The Longhorns give up 68.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 66.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wildcats score 76.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 75.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 15.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 19.1 points per game. The Wildcats have a rating on offense of 112.4 and 61.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 56%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Kansas State turns it over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 12.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 33.1%. The Wildcats give up 57.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 60 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Texas Longhorns Betting Trends
The Texas Longhorns are 5-6 against the spread
The Texas Longhorns are 3-8 against the over/under
Kansas State Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kansas State Wildcats are 6-2 against the spread
The Kansas State Wildcats are 3-5 against the over/under
Texas Longhorns Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kansas State Wildcats Injuries
12/17/16 F Dante Williams Personal left the program
12/17/16 F Isaiah Maurice Suspension out indefinitely
11/11/16 G Cartier Diarra Knee out for season
11/11/16 F James Love Foot out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Kansas State -7.5
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