Kansas State vs Alabama predictions 1/25/20 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: Kansas State Wildcats vs Alabama Crimson Tide
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020
Location: Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Alabama -9
The Kansas State Wildcats travel to Coleman Coliseum to play the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday, January 25, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Alabama as 9 point favorites.
Kansas State heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-10. They currently have a point differential of 2.1 as they are averaging 65.3 points per contest while giving up 63.2 per game. Alabama has an overall mark of 11-7. They are averaging 83.1 points per contest and giving up 76.7, which is a point differential of 6.4.
Valuable Kansas State Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kansas State Wildcats are 6-12-0 against the spread
The Kansas State Wildcats are 11-6-1 against the over/under
Important Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 15-3-0 against the spread
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 11-7-0 against the over/under
Key Kansas State Wildcats Injuries
01/24/20 G Mike McGuirl Concussion is questionable Saturday vs Alabama
01/22/20 F Antonio Gordon Suspension 3-game suspension
01/22/20 F James Love III Suspension 8-game suspension
Key Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
11/11/19 G Jahvon Quinerly Eligibility is out for season
11/05/19 F Juwan Gary Knee is out for season
01/24/20 F Javian Davis Knee is questionable Saturday vs Kansas State
01/04/20 F James Rojas ACL is out for season
Xavier Sneed comes into this contest averaging 14.7 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 72%. Cartier Diarra averages 12.9 points per game in 32.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.2 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 60%.
John Petty averages 16.7 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Kira Lewis Jr. averages 16.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.7 rebounds per contest and 4.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas State averages 65.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 313th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 2.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 240th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 172nd in the nation. They average 33.2 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per game, which ranks them 296th and 151st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 64th with 14.8 per game. The Wildcats allow 63.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 49th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 132nd and 151st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 167th and they give up 11.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 67th place in Division 1. They force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 318th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Alabama is 3rd in the country with 83.1 points per game this year. They are 166th in Division 1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 6.4. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 80th in the nation. They are 6th in the NCAA in rebounding with 41.9 boards per game, and 107th in assists per contest with 14.2. The Crimson Tide are 28th in turnovers per game with 15.9. The Crimson Tide surrender 76.7 points per contest, which ranks them 323rd in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 76th and 56th in those defensive statistics. They rank 85th with 11.4 assists allowed per contest and 323rd with 38.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Crimson Tide are 214th in country in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per game.
The Wildcats are 279th in the nation in offensive rating with 96.4. In terms of pace they are 289th in the country with 67.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 215th. As a team they are 234th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 109th in Division 1. Kansas State is 31st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.1 times per 100 possessions.
Alabama is 104th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions. The Crimson Tide have an offensive rating of 105, which is ranked 110th. They are 3rd in D-1 in pace with 78.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 81st. As a unit they are 72nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 22nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Kansas State/Alabama college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Alabama -9
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