Kansas State at TCU College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/8/2018
Thursday, March 8, 2018
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The Kansas State Wildcats travel to Sprint Center to play the TCU Horned Frogs on Thursday, March 8, 2018. The opening line for this game has TCU as 2.5 point favorites.
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Kansas State heads into this matchup with a mark of 21-10. They currently have a point differential of 5.2 as they are averaging 72.7 points per contest while giving up 67.5 per game. TCU has an overall mark of 21-10. They are averaging 83.6 points per contest and giving up 76.3, which is a point differential of 7.4.
Valuable Kansas State Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kansas State Wildcats are 13-15 against the spread this season
The Kansas State Wildcats are 10-17 against the over/under this year
Important TCU Horned Frogs Betting Trends
The TCU Horned Frogs are 16-12 against the spread this season
The TCU Horned Frogs are 21-9 against the over/under this year
Key Kansas State Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key TCU Horned Frogs Injuries
02/09/18 G RJ Nembhard Ankle is out indefinitely
01/17/18 G Jaylen Fisher Knee is out for season
Barry Brown averages 16.6 points per game in 35.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%. Dean Wade averages 16.7 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Desmond Bane averages 13.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 78%. Vladimir Brodziansky averages 15.2 points per game while playing 26.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats allow 67.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 53rd in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 95th and 55th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.6 rebounds a game which ranks 114th, and they give up 12.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 109th place in the country. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 277th in college basketball. Kansas State averages 72.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 210th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 5.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 49th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 163rd in D-1. They average 30.5 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per game, which ranks them 340th and 117th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 307th with 11.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Horned Frogs surrender 76.3 points per contest, which ranks them 277th in the country. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 277th and 332nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 322nd with 15.8 assists allowed per contest, and 7th with 30.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Horned Frogs are 137th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game this season. TCU is 16th in Division 1 with 83.6 points per game this year. They are 8th in the country in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 7.4. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 18th in the nation. They are 108th in college basketball in rebounding with 36.5 boards per game and 2nd in assists per contest with 18.9. The Horned Frogs are 206th in turnovers per game with 12.6.
The Wildcats are 138th in the country in defensive rating with 101.4, and their offensive rating of 109.2 is ranked 88th. They are 308th in college basketball in pace with 66.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 73rd. As a unit they are 62nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 162nd in D-1. Kansas State is 241st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 101st in the country.
TCU is 244th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 287th in the nation. The Horned Frogs are 10th in the country in offensive rating with 116.5, and their defensive rating of 106.2 is ranked 259th. In terms of pace they are 122nd in Division 1 with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 15th. As a team they are 20th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 232nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Kansas State/TCU college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take TCU -2.5
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