TCU at Kansas State NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/19/2019
Saturday, January 19, 2019
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The TCU Horned Frogs travel to Bramlage Coliseum to play the Kansas State Wildcats on Saturday, January 19, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Kansas State as 1.5 point favorites.
TCU heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-3. They currently have a point differential of 13.1 as they are averaging 80.4 points per contest while giving up 67.4 per game. Kansas State has an overall record of 13-4. They are averaging 65.6 points per game and surrendering 59.5, good for a point differential of 6.2.
Valuable TCU Horned Frogs Betting Trends
The TCU Horned Frogs are 10-6-0 against the spread
The TCU Horned Frogs are 8-7-1 against the over/under
Important Kansas State Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kansas State Wildcats are 8-9-0 against the spread
The Kansas State Wildcats are 6-11-0 against the over/under
Key TCU Horned Frogs Injuries
01/17/19 G Jaylen Fisher Knee is out for season
01/11/19 F Yuat Alok Transferred has left team
Key Kansas State Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Desmond Bane comes into this contest averaging 14.7 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 85%. Kouat Noi averages 14.2 points per game in 23.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Barry Brown averages 15.8 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.0 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Dean Wade averages 13.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.2 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
TCU averages 80.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 44th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 13.1 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 32nd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 67th in the nation. They average 37.2 rebounds per game and 19.4 assists per game, which ranks them 109th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 231st with 12.8 per game. The Horned Frogs allow 67.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 83rd in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the arc, ranking them 68th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 83rd and they give up 13.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 228th place in Division 1. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 244th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas State is 324th in the country with 65.6 points per game this year. They are 265th in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 6.2. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 275th in the nation. They are 201st in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.5 boards per game, and 182nd in assists per contest with 13.6. The Wildcats are 285th in turnovers per game with 12.0. The Wildcats surrender 59.5 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 50th and 53rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 62nd with 11.4 assists allowed per contest and 47th with 31.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 277th in country in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game.
The Horned Frogs are 52nd in the nation in offensive rating with 111.2. In terms of pace they are 84th in the country with 72.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 42nd. As a team they are 51st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 214th in Division 1. TCU is 242nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions.
Kansas State is 229th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 97.7, which is ranked 289th. They are 306th in D-1 in pace with 67.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 293rd. As a unit they are 313th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 259th in the country.
Who will win tonight's TCU/Kansas State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Kansas State -1.5
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