Tulsa vs Kansas State Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 12/29/2019
Game: Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Kansas State Wildcats
Date: Sunday, December 29, 2019
Location: Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, KS
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas State -6.5
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane head to Bramlage Coliseum to take on the Kansas State Wildcats on Sunday, December 29, 2019. The opening line for this game has Kansas State as 6.5 point favorites.
Tulsa comes into this game with an overall record of 8-4. They currently have a point differential of 6.0 as they are averaging 74.2 points per game while giving up 68.2 per contest. Kansas State has an overall mark of 6-5. They are averaging 66.5 points per contest and giving up 59.6, which is a point differential of 6.9.
Valuable Tulsa Golden Hurricane Betting Trends
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 5-7-0 against the spread this season
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 3-9-0 against the over/under this year
Important Kansas State Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kansas State Wildcats are 4-7-0 against the spread this season
The Kansas State Wildcats are 7-3-1 against the over/under this year
Key Tulsa Golden Hurricane Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Kansas State Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Brandon Rachal comes into this game averaging 14.9 points per contest while playing 28.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 78%. Jeriah Horne averages 10.8 points per contest in 23.3 minutes per game. He averages 1.3 assists per game and 4.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Xavier Sneed scores 14.1 points per contest while playing 31.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.1 rebounds per contest and has 1.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 71%. Cartier Diarra averages 11.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.5 rebounds per game and has 5.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 62%.
Useful Team Statistics
Tulsa averages 74.2 points per contest, which is 134th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 6.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 107th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 183rd in the nation. They average 37.5 boards per contest and 14.8 assists per game, which ranks them 126th and 88th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 201st with 13.4 per game. The Golden Hurricane allow 68.2 points per contest, which is 171st in the NCAA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 117th and 85th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 161st, and they allow 12.6 assists per game which puts them in 188th place in the country. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 195th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas State is 293rd in the nation with 66.5 points per contest this season. They are 223rd in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 6.9. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 175th in the NCAA. They are 272nd in D-1 in rebounding with 33.9 boards per contest and 76th in assists per game with 15.1. The Wildcats are 104th in turnovers per contest with 14.6. The Wildcats give up 59.6 points per game, which ranks them 18th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 99th and 119th in those defensive statistics. They rank 46th with 10.4 dimes allowed per game and 139th with 34.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Wildcats are 333rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 18.1 per contest this year.
The Golden Hurricane are 116th in the nation in offensive rating with 104.8. In terms of pace they are 264th in the country with 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 152nd. As a team they are 138th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 283rd in Division 1. Tulsa is 208th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions.
Kansas State is 58th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.7 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 97.2, which is ranked 272nd. They are 288th in D-1 in pace with 67.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 209th. As a unit they are 214th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 150th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Tulsa/Kansas State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Tulsa +6.5
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