Baylor at Kansas State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/3/2018
Saturday, March 3, 2018
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The Baylor Bears head to Bramlage Coliseum to take on the Kansas State Wildcats on Saturday, March 3, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Kansas State as 2.5 point favorites.
Baylor heads into this matchup with a mark of 18-12. They currently have a point differential of 6.8 as they are averaging 76.1 points per contest while giving up 69.2 per game. Kansas State has an overall mark of 20-10. They are averaging 72.6 points per contest and giving up 67.5, which is a point differential of 5.1.
Valuable Baylor Bears Betting Trends
The Baylor Bears are 14-9 against the spread this season
The Baylor Bears are 8-14 against the over/under this year
Important Kansas State Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kansas State Wildcats are 12-15 against the spread this season
The Kansas State Wildcats are 9-17 against the over/under this year
Key Baylor Bears Injuries
11/13/17 F Leonard Allen Personal is out indefinitely
Key Kansas State Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Manu Lecomte averages 16 points per contest while playing 33.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 88%. Jo Acuil averages 14.7 points per contest in 31.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.8 assists per game and 9.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Barry Brown scores 16.6 points per contest while playing 34.9 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3.1 rebounds per contest and has 3.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Dean Wade averages 16.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.4 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Baylor averages 76.1 points per contest this year, which is 107th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 74th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 145th in Division 1. They average 38.7 boards per contest and 15.0 assists per game, which ranks them 37th and 92nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 161st with 13.2 per game. The Bears allow 69.2 points per contest, which is 96th in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 41st and 99th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.2 rebounds a game which ranks 49th, and they allow 14.2 assists per game which puts them in 242nd place in college basketball. They force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 58th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas State is 216th in the country with 72.6 points per contest this season. They are 62nd in the nation in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 5.1. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 157th in Division 1. They are 340th in the country in rebounding with 30.7 boards per contest and 133rd in assists per game with 14.2. The Wildcats are 305th in turnovers per contest with 11.5. The Wildcats give up 67.5 points per game, which ranks them 53rd in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 87th and 50th in those defensive statistics. They rank 106th with 12.5 dimes allowed per game and 121st with 33.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Wildcats are 273rd in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per contest this year.
The Bears are 76th in the nation in offensive rating with 109.8, and their defensive rating of 99.9 is ranked 99th. In terms of pace they are 240th in the country with 68.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 145th. As a team they are 122nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 322nd in Division 1. Baylor is 168th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 40th in the nation.
Kansas State is 247th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 93rd in the nation. The Wildcats are 94th in the country in offensive rating with 108.8, and their defensive rating of 101.2 is ranked 137th. In terms of pace they are 311th in Division 1 with 66.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 81st. As a team they are 69th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 161st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Baylor/Kansas State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Baylor +2.5
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