Kansas State vs Baylor Predictions, Expert College Basketball Picks 2/25/2020
Game: Kansas State Wildcats vs Baylor Bears
Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Location: Ferrell Center in Waco, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Baylor -15
The Kansas State Wildcats head to Ferrell Center to take on the Baylor Bears on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. The opening line for this game has Baylor as 15 point favorites.
Kansas State comes into this game with an overall record of 9-18. They currently have a point differential of -0.6 as they are averaging 64.3 points per game while giving up 64.9 per contest. Baylor has an overall record of 24-2. They are averaging 70.8 points per game and surrendering 58.4, good for a point differential of 12.4.
Valuable Kansas State Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kansas State Wildcats are 11-16-0 against the spread this season
The Kansas State Wildcats are 17-9-1 against the over/under this year
Important Baylor Bears Betting Trends
The Baylor Bears are 17-9-0 against the spread this season
The Baylor Bears are 10-16-0 against the over/under this year
Key Kansas State Wildcats Injuries
02/24/20 F Montavious Murphy Knee is questionable Tuesday vs Baylor
02/22/20 F James Love III Foot is out for season
Key Baylor Bears Injuries
No key injuries to report
Xavier Sneed comes into this game averaging 14.3 points per contest while playing 32.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 67%. Cartier Diarra averages 12.9 points per contest in 31.0 minutes per game. He averages 4.4 assists per game and 3.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 65%.
Jared Butler scores 15.7 points per contest while playing 29.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.9 rebounds per contest and has 3.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. MaCio Teague averages 14.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.8 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas State averages 64.3 points per contest, which is 323rd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -0.6 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a unit, which has them ranked 300th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 266th in the nation. They average 33.3 boards per contest and 12.7 assists per game, which ranks them 281st and 211th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 69th with 14.3 per game. The Wildcats allow 64.9 points per contest, which is 58th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 182nd and 196th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 158th, and they allow 11.7 assists per game which puts them in 103rd place in the country. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 330th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Baylor is 188th in the nation with 70.8 points per contest this season. They are 214th in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 12.4. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 86th in the NCAA. They are 74th in D-1 in rebounding with 37.6 boards per contest and 117th in assists per game with 13.8. The Bears are 288th in turnovers per contest with 11.9. The Bears give up 58.4 points per game, which ranks them 3rd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 14th and 44th in those defensive statistics. They rank 55th with 11.0 dimes allowed per game and 82nd with 33.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Bears are 283rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per contest this year.
The Wildcats are 312th in the nation in offensive rating with 94.9. In terms of pace they are 269th in the country with 67.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 286th. As a team they are 305th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 132nd in Division 1. Kansas State is 46th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.3 times per 100 possessions.
Baylor is 288th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions. The Bears are 76th in the country in offensive rating with 106.4. In terms of pace they are 300th in Division 1 with 66.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 202nd. As a team they are 217th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 191st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Kansas State/Baylor college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Kansas State +15
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