Kansas State at TCU Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 3/4/2019
Monday, March 4, 2019
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The Kansas State Wildcats head to Schollmaier Arena to take on the TCU Horned Frogs on Monday, March 4, 2019. The opening line for this game has Kansas State as 1 point favorites.
Kansas State comes into this game with an overall record of 22-7. They currently have a point differential of 6.4 as they are averaging 65.9 points per game while giving up 59.5 per contest. TCU has an overall mark of 18-11. They are averaging 75.5 points per contest and giving up 70.9, which is a point differential of 4.6.
Valuable Kansas State Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kansas State Wildcats are 16-13-0 against the spread this season
The Kansas State Wildcats are 12-17-0 against the over/under this year
Important TCU Horned Frogs Betting Trends
The TCU Horned Frogs are 14-15-0 against the spread this season
The TCU Horned Frogs are 15-13-1 against the over/under this year
Key Kansas State Wildcats Injuries
02/12/19 G Cartier Diarra Hand is out indefinitely
Key TCU Horned Frogs Injuries
02/17/19 F Lat Mayen Knee is out for season
01/17/19 G Jaylen Fisher Knee is out for season
01/11/19 F Yuat Alok Transferred has left team
Barry Brown comes into this game averaging 15.1 points per contest while playing 34.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 70%. Dean Wade averages 13.2 points per contest in 30.1 minutes per game. He averages 2.7 assists per game and 6.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Kouat Noi scores 15.1 points per contest while playing 29.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.1 rebounds per contest and has 1.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Desmond Bane averages 14.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 35.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.6 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas State averages 65.9 points per contest, which is 319th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 6.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 239th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 192nd in the nation. They average 33.5 boards per contest and 13.7 assists per game, which ranks them 276th and 157th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 299th with 11.6 per game. The Wildcats allow 59.5 points per contest, which is 4th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 57th and 46th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.1 rebounds a game which ranks 47th, and they allow 11.6 assists per game which puts them in 64th place in the country. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 288th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
TCU is 104th in the nation with 75.5 points per contest this season. They are 107th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 4.6. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 158th in the NCAA. They are 107th in D-1 in rebounding with 36.7 boards per contest and 18th in assists per game with 16.4. The Horned Frogs are 125th in turnovers per contest with 13.5. The Horned Frogs give up 70.9 points per game, which ranks them 170th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 132nd and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 308th with 15.2 dimes allowed per game and 157th with 34.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Horned Frogs are 211th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per contest this year.
The Wildcats are 243rd in the nation in offensive rating with 101.1. In terms of pace they are 335th in the country with 65.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 248th. As a team they are 273rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 196th in Division 1. Kansas State is 233rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions.
TCU is 159th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions. The Horned Frogs have an offensive rating of 105.8, which is ranked 132nd. They are 140th in D-1 in pace with 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 131st. As a unit they are 146th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 197th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Kansas State/TCU college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Kansas State -1
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