Tulsa at Kansas State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/9/2017
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Intrust Bank Arena
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The Tulsa Golden Hurricane travel to Intrust Bank Arena to play the Kansas State Wildcats on Saturday, December 9, 2017. The opening line for this game has Kansas State as 10.5 point favorites.
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Tulsa heads into this matchup with a mark of 4-4. They currently have a point differential of 2.3 as they are averaging 79.3 points per contest while giving up 77.0 per game. Kansas State has an overall record of 8-1. They are averaging 78.9 points per game and surrendering 61.1, good for a point differential of 17.8.
Valuable Tulsa Golden Hurricane Betting Trends
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 3-3 against the spread this season
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 5-1 against the over/under this year
Important Kansas State Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kansas State Wildcats are 2-4 against the spread this season
The Kansas State Wildcats are 3-3 against the over/under this year
Key Tulsa Golden Hurricane Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Kansas State Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Junior Etou averages 16.8 points per game while playing 26.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 68%. Sterling Taplin averages 13.4 points per game in 28 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Kamau Stokes averages 15.3 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.3 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Barry Brown averages 14.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Tulsa averages 79.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 102nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 95th. Behind the arc they shoot 34%, which is good for 208th in the country. They average 37.6 rebounds per game and 13.0 assists per game, which ranks them 133rd and 236th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 156th with 14.0 per game. The Golden Hurricane allow 77.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 270th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 147th and 271st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.0 rebounds a game which ranks 227th and they give up 14.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 251st place in college basketball. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 175th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas State is 111th in the country with 78.9 points per game this year. They are 38th in D-1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 17.8. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 53rd in college basketball. They are 304th in the nation in rebounding with 32.9 boards per game, and 49th in assists per contest with 16.7. The Wildcats are 337th in turnovers per game with 10.7. The Wildcats surrender 61.1 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the country. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 82nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 85th with 11.6 assists allowed per contest and 51st with 31.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 301st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 16.6 per game this season.
The Golden Hurricane are 265th in the country in defensive rating with 105.3, and their offensive rating of 108.4 is ranked 114th. They are 104th in college basketball in pace with 73.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 112th. As a unit they are 91st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 193rd in D-1. Tulsa is 173rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 199th in the country.
Kansas State is 319th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 21.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 44%, which is 30th in the nation. The Wildcats are 20th in the country in offensive rating with 117.9, and their defensive rating of 91.4 is ranked 47th. In terms of pace they are 322nd in Division 1 with 66.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 35th. As a team they are 28th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 141st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Tulsa/Kansas State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Kansas State -10.5
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