Saturday, February 18, 2017
Frank Erwin Center
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The Kansas State Wildcats head to Frank Erwin Center to take on the Texas Longhorns on Saturday, February 18, 2017. The opening line for this game has Kansas State as 1.5 point favorites.
The Wildcats come into this game with an overall record of 16-10 and a road record of 3-5. They are 11-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-11. The Longhorns have an overall record of 10-16 and a home record of 10-4. They have an over/under record of 9-16 and they are 14-11 against the spread.
Wesley Iwundu comes into this contest averaging 12.4 points per game while playing 31 minutes per night so far this season for the Wildcats. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Kamau Stokes averages 12.3 points per game in 33 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.3 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game for Kansas State. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
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Andrew Jones averages 11.4 points per game while playing 26.7 minutes per contest this year for the Longhorns. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Jarrett Allen averages 13.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.6 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is 53%.
Kansas State averages 74.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 142nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 55th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 96th in the country. They average 33.5 rebounds per game and 15.8 assists per game which ranks them 275th and 42nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 166th with 13.2 per game. The Wildcats allow 67.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 56th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 106th and 329th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.7 rebounds a game which ranks 92nd and they give up 13.3 assists per contest which puts them in 174th place in the country. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in Division 1.
Texas averages 68.8 points per game this year which ranks them 263rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -0.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 161st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 339th in the nation. They average 35.4 rebounds per game and 11.7 assists per contest which ranks them 183rd and 280th respectively. In the turnover department the Longhorns rank 233rd with 13.8 per game. The Longhorns allow 69.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 85th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 69th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.2 rebounds a game which ranks 216th and they give up 11.5 assists per contest which puts them in 51st place in the nation. The Longhorns force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 209th in college basketball.
The Wildcats average 73.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 72 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 4.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -10 per contest. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 107.5 and they assist on 61.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Kansas State turns the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 12.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.9%. The Wildcats give up 68.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 82 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Longhorns score 73.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 68 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -5 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 7.1 points per game. The Longhorns have a rating on offense of 98.7 and 46.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.8 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Texas turns it over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 28.7%. The Longhorns give up 66.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 73 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Kansas State Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kansas State Wildcats are 11-9 against the spread
The Kansas State Wildcats are 11-11 against the over/under
Texas Longhorns Betting Trends
The Texas Longhorns are 14-11 against the spread
The Texas Longhorns are 9-16 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
02/17/17 F D.J. Johnson Ankle probable Saturday vs. Texas
02/17/17 G Kamau Stokes Toe probable Saturday vs. Texas
Texas Longhorns Injuries
01/12/17 G Tevin Mack Suspension out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Kansas State +1.5
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