Iowa State at Kansas State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/17/2018
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Get todays College basketball odds and lines on this game.
The Iowa State Cyclones travel to Bramlage Coliseum to play the Kansas State Wildcats on Saturday, February 17, 2018. The opening line for this game has Kansas State as 8.5 point favorites.
Iowa State heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-12. They currently have a point differential of -0.6 as they are averaging 73.8 points per contest while giving up 74.3 per game. Kansas State has an overall record of 18-8. They are averaging 73.3 points per game and surrendering 67.7, good for a point differential of 5.6.
Valuable Iowa State Cyclones Betting Trends
The Iowa State Cyclones are 9-13 against the spread this season
The Iowa State Cyclones are 14-9 against the over/under this year
Important Kansas State Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kansas State Wildcats are 10-13 against the spread this season
The Kansas State Wildcats are 8-15 against the over/under this year
Key Iowa State Cyclones Injuries
02/05/18 F Hans Brase Knee is out indefinitely
Key Kansas State Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Lindell Wigginton averages 16.2 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is at 67%. Donovan Jackson averages 15 points per game in 34 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 1.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 92%.
Dean Wade averages 16.1 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Barry Brown averages 16 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Iowa State averages 73.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 187th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -0.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 212th. Behind the arc they shoot 36%, which is good for 132nd in the country. They average 37.4 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game, which ranks them 91st and 169th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 292nd with 11.8 per game. The Cyclones allow 74.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 235th in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 179th and 152nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.6 rebounds a game which ranks 267th and they give up 14.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 229th place in college basketball. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 58th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas State is 202nd in the country with 73.3 points per game this year. They are 54th in D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 5.6. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 133rd in college basketball. They are 345th in the nation in rebounding with 30.1 boards per game, and 119th in assists per contest with 14.5. The Wildcats are 321st in turnovers per game with 11.3. The Wildcats surrender 67.7 points per contest, which ranks them 62nd in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 99th and 66th in those defensive statistics. They rank 118th with 12.6 assists allowed per contest and 114th with 33.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 276th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game this season.
The Cyclones are 262nd in the country in defensive rating with 106.1, and their offensive rating of 105.3 is ranked 157th. They are 213th in college basketball in pace with 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 224th. As a unit they are 237th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 251st in D-1. Iowa State is 296th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 191st in the country.
Kansas State is 265th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 106th in the nation. The Wildcats are 77th in the country in offensive rating with 109.9, and their defensive rating of 101.5 is ranked 159th. In terms of pace they are 314th in Division 1 with 66.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 66th. As a team they are 57th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 141st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Iowa State/Kansas State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Kansas State -8.5
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Tony Sink
Get all of this Weeks College Basketball Picks
Get all of this Weeks guaranteed Expert College Basketball Picks