Kansas State vs Pittsburgh NCAA Basketball Tips 11/25/2019
Game: Kansas State Wildcats vs Pittsburgh Panthers
Date: Monday, November 25, 2019
Location: Suncoast Credit Union Arena in Fort Myers, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh +3
The Kansas State Wildcats travel to Suncoast Credit Union Arena to play the Pittsburgh Panthers on Monday, November 25, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Kansas State as 3 point favorites.
Kansas State heads into this matchup with a mark of 4-0. They currently have a point differential of 11.8 as they are averaging 65.5 points per contest while giving up 53.8 per game. Pittsburgh has an overall record of 4-2. They are averaging 64.3 points per game and surrendering 58.7, good for a point differential of 5.7.
Valuable Kansas State Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kansas State Wildcats are 3-1-0 against the spread
The Kansas State Wildcats are 1-3-0 against the over/under
Important Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 3-3-0 against the spread
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 1-5-0 against the over/under
Key Kansas State Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
11/05/19 F Kene Chukwuka Hip is out indefinitely
Cartier Diarra averages 12.5 points per game in 33.0 minutes per contest. He averages 6.8 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 35% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%. Xavier Sneed comes into this contest averaging 16.0 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 68%.
Ryan Murphy averages 11.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 88%. Trey McGowens averages 12.3 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.0 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats allow 53.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in Division 1. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the arc, ranking them 46th and 51st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.5 rebounds a game which ranks 220th, and they give up 9.5 assists per contest which puts them in 39th place in the NCAA. They force 19.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 330th in the nation. Kansas State averages 65.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 291st in the country. Their average scoring margin is 11.8 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 272nd. Behind the arc they shoot 26% which is good for 330th in D-1. They average 36.0 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 216th and 116th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 177th with 13.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Panthers surrender 58.7 points per contest, which ranks them 29th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 77th and 251st in those defensive statistics. They rank 184th with 12.5 assists allowed per contest, and 204th with 36.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Panthers are 216th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game. Pittsburgh is 302nd in the country with 64.3 points per game this year. They are 299th in the D-1 in shooting at 40%, while their average scoring margin is 5.7. They shoot 28% from 3-point range, which is good for 309th in the nation. They are 208th in the country in rebounding with 36.3 boards per game and 242nd in assists per contest with 12.3. The Panthers are 241st in turnovers per game with 12.7.
The Wildcats are 269th in the nation in offensive rating with 95.3. In terms of pace they are 312th in the country with 66.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 283rd. As a team they are 280th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 163rd in Division 1. Kansas State is 152nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions.
Pittsburgh is 205th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions. The Panthers are 192nd in the country in offensive rating with 100.5. In terms of pace they are 342nd in Division 1 with 64 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 44% is 320th. As a team they are 290th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 270th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Kansas State/Pittsburgh college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Pittsburgh +3
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