Kansas State at Creighton College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/16/2018
Friday, March 16, 2018
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The Kansas State Wildcats travel to Spectrum Center to play the Creighton Bluejays on Friday, March 16, 2018. The opening line for this game has Creighton as 2 point favorites.
Kansas State heads into this matchup with a mark of 21-10. They currently have a point differential of 4.5 as they are averaging 72.4 points per contest while giving up 67.9 per game. Creighton has an overall mark of 21-10. They are averaging 84.3 points per contest and giving up 74.2, which is a point differential of 10.1.
Valuable Kansas State Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kansas State Wildcats are 14-16 against the spread this season
The Kansas State Wildcats are 10-17 against the over/under this year
Important Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 14-16 against the spread this season
The Creighton Bluejays are 16-13 against the over/under this year
Key Kansas State Wildcats Injuries
03/11/18 G Barry Brown Eye is upgraded to probable Friday vs Creighton
03/11/18 F Dean Wade Foot is upgraded to probable Friday vs Creighton
Key Creighton Bluejays Injuries
01/18/18 F Martin Krampelj ACL is out for season
Dean Wade averages 16.5 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is at 74%. Barry Brown averages 16 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.4 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Marcus Foster averages 20.3 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Khyri Thomas averages 15.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas State averages 72.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 220th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 49th. Behind the arc they shoot 34%, which is good for 204th in the country. They average 30.6 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per game, which ranks them 340th and 120th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 306th with 11.5 per game. The Wildcats allow 67.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 59th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 110th and 85th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.7 rebounds a game which ranks 114th and they give up 12.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 116th place in college basketball. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 275th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Creighton is 10th in the country with 84.3 points per game this year. They are 11th in D-1 in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 10.1. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 58th in college basketball. They are 119th in the nation in rebounding with 36.3 boards per game, and 6th in assists per contest with 18.0. The Bluejays are 318th in turnovers per game with 11.2. The Bluejays surrender 74.2 points per contest, which ranks them 226th in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 141st and 66th in those defensive statistics. They rank 231st with 14.0 assists allowed per contest and 203rd with 35.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bluejays are 74th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.8 per game this season.
The Wildcats are 140th in the country in defensive rating with 101.5, and their offensive rating of 108.2 is ranked 102nd. They are 306th in college basketball in pace with 66.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 83rd. As a unit they are 72nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 176th in D-1. Kansas State is 235th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 118th in the country.
Creighton is 319th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 112th in the nation. The Bluejays are 18th in the country in offensive rating with 114.5, and their defensive rating of 100.8 is ranked 118th. In terms of pace they are 39th in Division 1 with 73 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 5th. As a team they are 8th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 36th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Kansas State/Creighton college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Creighton -2
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