TCU at Kansas State NCAA Basketball Point Spread Picks 3/14/2019
Thursday, March 14, 2019
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The TCU Horned Frogs travel to Sprint Center to play the Kansas State Wildcats on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Kansas State as 4.5 point favorites.
TCU heads into this matchup with a mark of 19-12. They currently have a point differential of 4.3 as they are averaging 74.5 points per contest while giving up 70.2 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 TCU Horned Frogs Betting Trends
The TCU Horned Frogs are 15-16-0 against the spread
The TCU Horned Frogs are 15-15-1 against the over/under
Important Kansas State Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kansas State Wildcats are 18-13-0 against the spread
The Kansas State Wildcats are 12-19-0 against the over/under
Key TCU Horned Frogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Kansas State Wildcats Injuries
03/12/19 G Kamau Stokes Migraine is questionable Thursday vs
03/11/19 F Dean Wade Foot is downgraded to doubtful Thursday vs
02/12/19 G Cartier Diarra Hand is out indefinitely
Alex Robinson averages 12.7 points per game in 34.7 minutes per contest. He averages 6.9 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 64%. Desmond Bane comes into this contest averaging 15.2 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 89%.
Kamau Stokes averages 10.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 74%. Barry Brown averages 15.1 points per game while playing 35.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Horned Frogs allow 70.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 152nd in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 122nd and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.9 rebounds a game which ranks 121st, and they give up 15.0 assists per contest which puts them in 298th place in the NCAA. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 205th in the nation. TCU averages 74.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 123rd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 4.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 96th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 142nd in D-1. They average 36.2 rebounds per game and 16.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 133rd and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 114th with 13.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats surrender 59.1 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 56th and 38th in those defensive statistics. They rank 65th with 11.6 assists allowed per contest, and 36th with 31.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 288th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game. Kansas State is 320th in the country with 65.9 points per game this year. They are 230th in the D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 6.8. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 215th in the nation. They are 281st in the country in rebounding with 33.4 boards per game and 150th in assists per contest with 13.7. The Wildcats are 300th in turnovers per game with 11.5.
The Horned Frogs are 138th in the nation in offensive rating with 105.4. In terms of pace they are 158th in the country with 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 119th. As a team they are 132nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 206th in Division 1. TCU is 134th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 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 227th. 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 TCU/Kansas State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Kansas State -4.5
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