Iowa State vs Kansas State Predictions, Free College Basketball Picks, Tips 3/7/2020
Game: Iowa State Cyclones vs Kansas State Wildcats
Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020
Location: Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, KS
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas State -4
The Iowa State Cyclones head to Bramlage Coliseum to take on the Kansas State Wildcats on Saturday, March 7, 2020. The opening line for this game has Kansas State as 4 point favorites.
Iowa State heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-18. They currently have a point differential of -0.5 as they are averaging 72.3 points per contest while giving up 72.8 per game. Kansas State has an overall mark of 9-21. They are averaging 64.1 points per contest and giving up 65.6, which is a point differential of -1.5.
Valuable Iowa State Cyclones Betting Trends
The Iowa State Cyclones are 13-16-1 against the spread this season
The Iowa State Cyclones are 15-13-2 against the over/under this year
Important Kansas State Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kansas State Wildcats are 13-17-0 against the spread this season
The Kansas State Wildcats are 18-11-1 against the over/under this year
Key Iowa State Cyclones Injuries
03/04/20 F Michael Jacobson Ankle is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Kansas State
02/11/20 G Tyrese Haliburton Wrist is out for season
Key Kansas State Wildcats Injuries
03/05/20 F Montavious Murphy Knee is out for season
02/22/20 F James Love III Foot is out for season
Solomon Young comes into this game averaging 9.9 points per contest while playing 20.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 36% while his free throw percentage is 79%. Rasir Bolton averages 14.7 points per contest in 30.8 minutes per game. He averages 2.8 assists per game and 3.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Xavier Sneed scores 13.9 points per contest while playing 32.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.7 rebounds per contest and has 1.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is at 68%. Cartier Diarra averages 13.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.9 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
Iowa State averages 72.3 points per contest, which is 132nd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -0.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 159th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 232nd in the nation. They average 34.2 boards per contest and 14.3 assists per game, which ranks them 241st and 87th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 178th with 13.0 per game. The Cyclones allow 72.8 points per contest, which is 270th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 272nd and 321st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 259th, and they allow 13.2 assists per game which puts them in 227th place in the country. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 282nd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas State is 326th in the nation with 64.1 points per contest this season. They are 305th in the country in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -1.5. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 276th in the NCAA. They are 302nd in D-1 in rebounding with 32.9 boards per contest and 238th in assists per game with 12.4. The Wildcats are 64th in turnovers per contest with 14.4. The Wildcats give up 65.6 points per game, which ranks them 68th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 190th and 234th in those defensive statistics. They rank 108th with 11.8 dimes allowed per game and 151st with 34.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Wildcats are 331st in the nation in forcing turnovers with 16.4 per contest this year.
The Cyclones are 160th in the nation in offensive rating with 102.3. In terms of pace they are 119th in the country with 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 168th. As a team they are 157th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 165th in Division 1. Iowa State is 195th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions.
Kansas State is 38th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.5 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 94.9, which is ranked 314th. They are 274th in D-1 in pace with 67.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 292nd. As a unit they are 305th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 128th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Iowa State/Kansas State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Iowa State +4
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