UMBC at Kansas State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/18/2018
Sunday, March 18, 2018
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The UMBC Retrievers travel to Spectrum Center to play the Kansas State Wildcats on Sunday, March 18, 2018. The opening line for this game has Kansas State as 12 point favorites.
UMBC heads into this matchup with a mark of 25-10. They currently have a point differential of 4.9 as they are averaging 73.9 points per contest while giving up 69.0 per game. Kansas State has an overall record of 23-11. They are averaging 72.3 points per game and surrendering 67.6, good for a point differential of 4.6.
Valuable UMBC Retrievers Betting Trends
The UMBC Retrievers are 5-1 against the spread this season
The UMBC Retrievers are 1-1 against the over/under this year
Important Kansas State Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kansas State Wildcats are 15-16 against the spread this season
The Kansas State Wildcats are 10-17 against the over/under this year
Key UMBC Retrievers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Kansas State Wildcats Injuries
03/16/18 F Dean Wade Foot is questionable Sunday vs MD Baltimore Co
Jairus Lyles averages 20.4 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is at 80%. K.J. Maura averages 11.3 points per game in 35 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.2 assists per contest and 2.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Dean Wade averages 16.5 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Barry Brown averages 16 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
UMBC averages 73.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 168th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 176th. Behind the arc they shoot 39%, which is good for 29th in the country. They average 34.8 rebounds per game and 15.5 assists per game, which ranks them 207th and 58th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 251st with 12.1 per game. The Retrievers allow 69.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 91st in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 191st and 177th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.8 rebounds a game which ranks 230th and they give up 13.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 145th place in college basketball. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 290th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas State is 219th in the country with 72.3 points per game this year. They are 49th in D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 4.6. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 186th in college basketball. They are 339th in the nation in rebounding with 30.7 boards per game, and 126th in assists per contest with 14.3. The Wildcats are 307th in turnovers per game with 11.5. The Wildcats surrender 67.6 points per contest, which ranks them 53rd in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 95th and 68th in those defensive statistics. They rank 115th with 12.6 assists allowed per contest and 127th with 34.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 275th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game this season.
The Retrievers are 126th in the nation in offensive rating with 106.7, and their defensive rating of 99.7 is ranked 87th. In terms of pace they are 199th in the country with 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 82nd. As a team they are 126th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 36th in Division 1. UMBC is 240th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 213th in the nation.
Kansas State is 234th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 104th in the nation. The Wildcats are 99th in the country in offensive rating with 108, and their defensive rating of 101.1 is ranked 129th. In terms of pace they are 305th in Division 1 with 66.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 78th. As a team they are 68th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 177th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's UMBC/Kansas State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Kansas State -12
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