Kansas State at Marquette College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/1/2018
Saturday, December 1, 2018
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The Kansas State Wildcats travel to Fiserv Forum to play the Marquette Golden Eagles on Saturday, December 1, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Marquette as 2 point favorites.
Kansas State comes into this game with an overall record of 6-0. They currently have a point differential of 16.7 as they are averaging 73.0 points per game while giving up 56.3 per contest. Marquette has an overall mark of 5-2. They are averaging 75.3 points per contest and giving up 65.4, which is a point differential of 9.9.
Valuable Kansas State Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kansas State Wildcats are 4-2-0 against the spread
The Kansas State Wildcats are 2-4-0 against the over/under
Important Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 3-3-1 against the spread
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 1-6-0 against the over/under
Key Kansas State Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Marquette Golden Eagles Injuries
11/09/18 G Greg Elliott Thumb is out indefinitely
Barry Brown averages 15.7 points per game in 32.5 minutes per contest. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 5.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. Dean Wade comes into this contest averaging 16.2 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 8.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Sam Hauser averages 16.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.7 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 88%. Markus Howard averages 19.4 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 5.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats allow 56.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in Division 1. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 74th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.0 rebounds a game which ranks 43rd, and they give up 10.8 assists per contest which puts them in 62nd place in the NCAA. They force 17.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 319th in the nation. Kansas State averages 73.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 221st in the country. Their average scoring margin is 16.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 163rd. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 312th in D-1. They average 38.7 rebounds per game and 15.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 105th and 105th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 300th with 11.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Eagles surrender 65.4 points per contest, which ranks them 68th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 33rd and 188th in those defensive statistics. They rank 91st with 11.3 assists allowed per contest, and 136th with 34.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Eagles are 55th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.0 per game. Marquette is 176th in the country with 75.3 points per game this year. They are 231st in the D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 9.9. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 89th in the nation. They are 65th in the country in rebounding with 40.0 boards per game and 67th in assists per contest with 16.0. The Golden Eagles are 105th in turnovers per game with 14.7.
The Wildcats are 194th in the nation in offensive rating with 103.8. In terms of pace they are 213th in the country with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 236th. As a team they are 253rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 327th in Division 1. Kansas State is 289th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions.
Marquette is 93rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.9 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Eagles are 169th in the country in offensive rating with 105.6. In terms of pace they are 226th in Division 1 with 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 161st. As a team they are 139th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 41st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Kansas State/Marquette college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Marquette -2
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