Saturday, January 28, 2017
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The Kansas State Wildcats travel to Thompson-Boling Arena to play the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday, January 28, 2017. The opening line for this game has Tennessee as 1 point favorites.
The Wildcats come into this game with an overall record of 15-5 and a road record of 2-3. They are 10-5 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-8. The Volunteers have an overall record of 11-9 and a home record of 7-4. They have an over/under record of 7-10 and they are 10-8 against the spread.
Barry Brown comes into this contest averaging 12.7 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Wildcats. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 63%. Wesley Iwundu averages 12.3 points per game in 30.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 5.6 rebounds per game for Kansas State. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Robert Hubbs averages 15.2 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest this year for the Volunteers. He grabs 5 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Grant Williams averages 11 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.5 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Kansas State averages 75.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 100th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.2 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 59th in the country. They average 34 rebounds per game and 16.4 assists per game which ranks them 258th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 144th with 13 per game. The Wildcats allow 64.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 32nd in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 58th and 307th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.6 rebounds a game which ranks 45th and they give up 12.4 assists per contest which puts them in 108th place in the country. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in Division 1.
Tennessee averages 77.1 points per game this year which ranks them 71st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 3.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 177th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 238th in the nation. They average 37.6 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per contest which ranks them 90th and 105th respectively. In the turnover department the Volunteers rank 163rd with 13.2 per game. The Volunteers allow 74 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 210th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 148th and 184th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.4 rebounds a game which ranks 209th and they give up 12.6 assists per contest which puts them in 118th place in the nation. The Volunteers force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 52nd in college basketball.
The Wildcats average 77.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 80 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 2.3 per contest. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 110.8 and they assist on 61.5% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.5 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 55%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Kansas State turns the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 12.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.3%. The Wildcats give up 68.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 77.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Volunteers score 81.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 80.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 2.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 6.8 points per game. The Volunteers have a rating on offense of 107.3 and 54.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72.3 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 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Tennessee turns it over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 33.9%. The Volunteers give up 74.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 78 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Kansas State Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kansas State Wildcats are 10-5 against the spread
The Kansas State Wildcats are 8-8 against the over/under
Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 10-8 against the spread
The Tennessee Volunteers are 7-10 against the over/under
Kansas State Wildcats Injuries
12/17/16 F Dante Williams Personal left the program
11/11/16 G Cartier Diarra Knee out for season
11/11/16 F James Love Foot out for season
Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
12/17/16 F John Fulkerson Elbow out indefinitely
01/11/17 G Detrick Mostella Dismissed dismissed from team
Josh's Pick: Take Tennessee -1
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