Colorado Buffaloes vs Kansas State Wildcats Prediction, 11/27/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Buffaloes vs Kansas State Wildcats
Date: Friday, November 27, 2020
Location: Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, KS
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (-7)
The Kansas State Wildcats (11-21 last year) play the Colorado Buffaloes (21-11 last season) at Bramlage Coliseum on Friday. The spread on this matchup has Colorado as 7-point favorites. The total opens at 133.
Colorado will play this contest after finishing with a win-loss record of 21-11 last year. They lost possession by turning the ball over 13.2 times per contest and as a squad committed 14.7 personal fouls every game. As a basketball team, Colorado pulled down 36.8 rebounds per game and racked up 422 dimes throughout last season, which was 153rd in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Buffaloes hit on 35.1% on shots from downtown (241 of 687) and 73.6% from the charity stripe. They had an average of 70.9 points per contest (186th in the country) while connecting on 43.7% from the field. Defensively, the Buffaloes forced 13.2 turnovers every game while drawing 18.7 personal fouls. They relinquished 34.2% on 3-point attempts and they were ranked 42nd in the nation in PPG from their opponents (64.3). The Buffaloes gave up a shooting percentage of 41.4% (758 of 1,830) and they surrendered 31.6 rebounds per contest as a unit. They were ranked 74th in the country in giving up assists to the opposition with 352 relinquished last season.
The Colorado Buffaloes took the court against the South Dakota Coyotes and walked away with a win by a score of 84-61 in their last contest. Colorado wrapped up the contest having earned a 41.1% FG percentage (30 out of 73) and knocked down 10 of their 25 shots from beyond the arc. At the charity stripe, the Buffaloes made 14 of 15 tries for a percentage of 93.3%. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they earned 41 with 14 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 20 assists for the matchup while having 4 steals and 5 rejections. With regard to defending, Colorado allowed the other team to shoot 41.1% from the field on 30 out of 73. South Dakota earned 9 dimes and 2 steals in this game. Moreover, the Coyotes grabbed 39 boards (12 offensive, 27 defensive) and earned 5 blocked shots. South Dakota walked away from this one shooting 75.0% from the free throw line by knocking down 18 of 24 tries. They made 3 of 20 tries from beyond the arc.
McKinley Wright is someone who was important in this game. He finished with 20 points on 8 out of 12 shooting. He played for 30 minutes and snagged 3 boards. Wright finished the game at 66.7% from the floor and also distributed 6 assists. An additional guy that played a role in the matchup for the Buffaloes was Maddox Daniels. He grabbed 6 rebounds and also had 3 dimes. He finished shooting 42.9% from the field in this game by shooting 3-of-7 (9 points). When the game finished, Daniels played for 28 minutes.
Kansas State had a win-loss record of 11-21 last year. Kansas State tallied 2,054 points last season (64.2 per contest) and they averaged 32.8 boards per game. As an offense, the Wildcats shot 41.4% from the field, which was ranked 297th in the nation. The Wildcats were responsible for committing 19.1 personal fouls per game and they shot 66.1% from the charity stripe. They dished out assists 12.4 times per game (235th in the nation) and they turned it over 14.3 times per game. The Wildcats defensively were ranked 55th in college hoops in points given up per game with 65.0. They forced their opponents into 16.4 turnovers per game and let teams shoot 43.0% from the field (182nd in college basketball). The Kansas State defense conceded 33.0% on shots from beyond the arc (218 of 660) and their opponents knocked down 70.1% of their free throw attempts. They relinquished 11.7 dimes and 34.3 boards per game, which ranked them 104th and 146th in D-1.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Kansas State Wildcats took a defeat with a final score of 80-70 when they faced the Drake Bulldogs. The Wildcats were able to collect 20 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive boards totaling 34 for the matchup. They also rejected 3 shots while recording 3 steals in the game. The Bulldogs were called for 15 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Wildcats to the charity stripe for 20 attempts. They were able to knock down 12 of them for a rate of 60.0%. In the matter of shots from 3-point land, Kansas State buried 8 out of 22 tries (36.4%). When all was said and done, the Wildcats walked away from this one shooting 25 for 56 from the floor which had them shooting 44.6%. The Wildcats allowed the Bulldogs to knock down 29 of 60 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 48.3% in this game. They shot 30.4% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 7 out of 23 and ended up going 15 out of 18 at the charity stripe (83.3%). Regarding how they attacked the glass, Kansas State allowed Drake to pull down 31 in total (11 on the offensive side).
Mike McGuirl ended up having an impact for the Wildcats for the matchup. He made 8 of 15 in this matchup giving him a rate of 53.3%, which earned him 22 points. McGuirl totaled 6 boards in his 36 minutes and had 2 assists for this game. Another guy who came through for Kansas State was Nijel Pack. He scored 9 points in 32 minutes on the court via 3 out of 6 from the floor in the game. Pack ended the game having shot 50.0% from the field while also totaling 5 assists and 2 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kansas State (+7)
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