Baylor Bears vs Kansas State Wildcats Prediction, 12/19/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Baylor Bears vs Kansas State Wildcats
Date: Saturday, December 19, 2020
Location: Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, KS
Odds/Point Spread: Baylor (-20)
Bramlage Coliseum is the venue where and the Kansas State Wildcats (3-4) will take on the Baylor Bears (4-0) on Saturday. The odds on this game have Baylor as 20-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 136.
Baylor will take the court with a record of 4-0 on the year. They have an average of 90.8 points per outing (16th in Division 1) while hitting 50.8% from the field. The Bears are shooting 46.8% on three-point shots (44 of 94) and 68.0% from the charity stripe. As a team, Baylor is pulling in 39.3 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 80 assists on the campaign, which is 128th in D-1 in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 13.3 times per game and as a unit are committing 16.8 personal fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on defense, the Bears are forcing their opponents into 20.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.8 fouls. The Bears defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 44.0% (95 of 216) and they concede 29.0 boards per contest as a basketball team. They rank 66th in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 44 surrendered on the season. They relinquish 27.1% from beyond the arc and they rank 71st in college hoops in points per game allowed (63.8).
The Baylor Bears stepped onto the hardwood against the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks and took home the win by a score of 83-52 in their last contest. Baylor walked away from the contest having earned a 49.0% FG percentage (25 of 51) and made 9 out of their 20 3-pointers. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Bears converted 24 of 27 shots for a percentage of 88.9%. When it comes to hauling in rebounds, they earned 25 with 6 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 20 assists in the matchup while getting 14 steals and 4 rejections. In the matter of defense, Baylor allowed the other team to go 49.0% from the field on 25 of 51. Stephen F. Austin doled out 4 dimes and 10 steals in this contest. Moreover, the Lumberjacks collected 32 boards (11 offensive, 21 defensive) and had 4 blocks. Stephen F. Austin finished the game shooting 55.6% from the free throw line by burying 15 of their 27 attempts. They made 1 out of their 9 tries from distance.
Davion Mitchell is one player who saw a lot of action in this game. He was able to score 11 points on 4 out of 6 shooting. He saw the court for 31 minutes and also totaled 3 rebounds. Mitchell finished the game at 66.7% from the floor and also totaled 7 dimes. An additional guy that saw the court a lot in this game for the Bears was MaCio Teague. He grabbed 2 rebounds and accumulated 2 dimes. He went 33.3% from the field for the contest via 2-of-6 (9 points). In all, Teague played for 25 minutes.
Kansas State has a mark of 3-4 this season. Kansas State has tallied 466 pts this year (66.6 per game) and they pull down 30.4 boards per contest. The Wildcats commit 17.0 fouls per game and they hit 69.2% from the free throw line. As an offense, the Wildcats are hitting on 44.8% from the field, which has them ranked 184th in the nation. They are dishing out assists 12.6 times per contest (225th in college hoops) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.9 times per game. The Wildcats on the defensive end are ranked 205th in college hoops in PPG surrendered with 71.9. The Kansas State defense surrenders 37.0% on three-point shots (60 of 162) and their opponents are connecting on 76.4% of their free throw attempts. They give up 13.6 dimes and 29.3 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 206th and 26th in Division 1. They are forcing 14.4 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 48.5% from the field (303rd in college basketball).
When they last played, the Kansas State Wildcats took home the win by a final score of 74-65 when they faced the Iowa State Cyclones. The Wildcats collected 23 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards totaling 29 for the contest. They rejected 2 attempts while earning 8 steals for this game. The Cyclones earned 22 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Wildcats to the free throw line for a total of 29 attempts. They were able to knock down 26 of the free throw tries for a rate of 89.7%. In terms of shooting from beyond the arc, Kansas State buried 4 of 23 tries (17.4%). At the conclusion of this game, the Wildcats went 22 out of 50 from the floor which had them sitting at 44.0%. The Wildcats allowed the Cyclones to bury 24 of their 50 attempts from the field which had them shooting 48.0% for this contest. They finished 28.6% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 6 of 21 and finished the contest at 11 of 16 at the free throw line (68.8%). When talking about how they attacked the glass, Kansas State permitted Iowa State to grab 22 overall (3 offensive).
Dajuan Gordon played big minutes for the Wildcats for the game. He converted 2 of 8 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 25.0%, which had him sitting at 15 points. Gordon grabbed 11 rebounds in his 39 minutes played and accounted for 2 dimes for the contest. Someone else who saw a lot of minutes for Kansas State was Davion Bradford. He walked away with 14 points in 30 minutes played via 5 of 7 shooting in the matchup. Bradford wrapped this one up going 71.4% from the floor and also earning 2 assists and 4 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kansas State (+20)
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