Kansas State at Texas College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/7/2018
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Frank Erwin Center
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The Kansas State Wildcats head to Frank Erwin Center to take on the Texas Longhorns on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Texas as 5.5 point favorites.
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Kansas State comes into this game with an overall record of 16-7. They currently have a point differential of 6.6 as they are averaging 74.3 points per game while giving up 67.7 per contest. Texas has an overall record of 15-8. They are averaging 72.8 points per game and surrendering 66.9, good for a point differential of 5.9.
Valuable Kansas State Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kansas State Wildcats are 8-12 against the spread this season
The Kansas State Wildcats are 7-13 against the over/under this year
Important Texas Longhorns Betting Trends
The Texas Longhorns are 11-8 against the spread this season
The Texas Longhorns are 8-11 against the over/under this year
Key Kansas State Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Texas Longhorns Injuries
01/10/18 G Andrew Jones Illness is out for season
Dean Wade averages 16.4 points per contest while playing 31.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 71%. Barry Brown averages 16.3 points per contest in 34.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.4 assists per game and 3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Dylan Osetkowski scores 14.2 points per contest while playing 34.3 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 7.3 rebounds per contest and has 1.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Mohamed Bamba averages 13 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 10.8 rebounds per game and has 0.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas State averages 74.3 points per contest this year, which is 167th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 59th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 118th in Division 1. They average 30.2 boards per contest and 14.8 assists per game, which ranks them 344th and 109th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 328th with 11.1 per game. The Wildcats allow 67.7 points per contest, which is 70th in the country. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 106th and 70th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 98th, and they allow 12.8 assists per game which puts them in 131st place in college basketball. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 278th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas is 213th in the country with 72.8 points per contest this season. They are 209th in the nation in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 5.9. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 328th in Division 1. They are 137th in the country in rebounding with 36.3 boards per contest and 309th in assists per game with 11.7. The Longhorns are 247th in turnovers per contest with 12.3. The Longhorns give up 66.9 points per game, which ranks them 52nd in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 29th and 49th in those defensive statistics. They rank 39th with 11.3 dimes allowed per game and 251st with 36.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Longhorns are 199th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per contest this year.
The Wildcats are 166th in the country in defensive rating with 101.4, and their offensive rating of 111.3 is ranked 57th. They are 312th in college basketball in pace with 66.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 61st. As a unit they are 50th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 125th in D-1. Kansas State is 290th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 129th in the country.
Texas is 259th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 24th in Division 1. The Longhorns are 30th in the nation in defensive rating with 94.9, and their offensive rating of 103.3 is ranked 213th. They are 264th in D-1 in pace with 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 227th. As a unit they are 251st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 146th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Kansas State/Texas college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Kansas State +5.5
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