Iowa State at Kansas State Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 3/15/2019
Friday, March 15, 2019
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The Iowa State Cyclones head to Sprint Center to take on the Kansas State Wildcats on Friday, March 15, 2019. The opening line for this game has Kansas State as 1.5 point favorites.
Iowa State heads into this matchup with a mark of 20-11. They currently have a point differential of 8.9 as they are averaging 77.7 points per contest while giving up 68.8 per game. Kansas State has an overall mark of 24-7. They are averaging 65.9 points per contest and giving up 59.1, which is a point differential of 6.8.
Valuable Iowa State Cyclones Betting Trends
The Iowa State Cyclones are 17-15-0 against the spread this season
The Iowa State Cyclones are 14-16-1 against the over/under this year
Important Kansas State Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kansas State Wildcats are 19-13-0 against the spread this season
The Kansas State Wildcats are 12-19-0 against the over/under this year
Key Iowa State Cyclones Injuries
03/14/19 F Zoran Talley Jr. Concussion is out Thursday vs Baylor
01/13/19 F Solomon Young Groin is out for season
Key Kansas State Wildcats Injuries
03/11/19 F Dean Wade Foot is downgraded to out Thursday vs TCU
Marial Shayok comes into this game averaging 18.7 points per contest while playing 32.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 88%. Lindell Wigginton averages 13.3 points per contest in 25.7 minutes per game. He averages 2.2 assists per game and 4.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Barry Brown scores 15.1 points per contest while playing 35.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.1 rebounds per contest and has 2.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 71%. Kamau Stokes averages 10.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.9 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Iowa State averages 77.7 points per contest, which is 59th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 8.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 32nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 92nd in the nation. They average 35.1 boards per contest and 15.5 assists per game, which ranks them 197th and 38th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 317th with 11.0 per game. The Cyclones allow 68.8 points per contest, which is 109th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 84th and 183rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 166th, and they allow 12.7 assists per game which puts them in 149th place in the country. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 179th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas State is 318th in the nation with 65.9 points per contest this season. They are 230th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 6.8. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 216th in the NCAA. They are 283rd in D-1 in rebounding with 33.4 boards per contest and 149th in assists per game with 13.7. The Wildcats are 303rd in turnovers per contest with 11.5. The Wildcats give up 59.1 points per game, which ranks them 4th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 56th and 39th in those defensive statistics. They rank 66th with 11.6 dimes allowed per game and 37th with 31.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Wildcats are 290th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per contest this year.
The Cyclones are 24th in the nation in offensive rating with 112.8. In terms of pace they are 192nd in the country with 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 31st. As a team they are 38th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 148th in Division 1. Iowa State is 325th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions.
Kansas State is 226th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 101.6, which is ranked 228th. They are 338th in D-1 in pace with 64.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 238th. As a unit they are 267th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 189th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Iowa State/Kansas State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Iowa State +1.5
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