Kansas State vs TCU Predictions, College Basketball Picks 3/11/2020
Game: Kansas State Wildcats vs TCU Horned Frogs
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Location: Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO
Odds/Point Spread: TCU -1.5
The Kansas State Wildcats travel to Sprint Center to play the TCU Horned Frogs on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has TCU as 1.5 point favorites.
Kansas State comes into this game with an overall record of 10-21. They currently have a point differential of -0.9 as they are averaging 64.5 points per game while giving up 65.5 per contest. TCU has an overall mark of 16-15. They are averaging 65.9 points per contest and giving up 65.4, which is a point differential of 0.6.
Valuable Kansas State Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kansas State Wildcats are 14-17-0 against the spread
The Kansas State Wildcats are 19-11-1 against the over/under
Important TCU Horned Frogs Betting Trends
The TCU Horned Frogs are 11-19-0 against the spread
The TCU Horned Frogs are 14-15-1 against the over/under
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
Key TCU Horned Frogs Injuries
11/19/19 F Mickey Pearson Jr. Redshirt is out for season
Cartier Diarra averages 13.3 points per game in 31.1 minutes per contest. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%. Xavier Sneed comes into this contest averaging 14.4 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 69%.
RJ Nembhard averages 11.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 74%. Desmond Bane averages 16.6 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats allow 65.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 67th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 182nd and 178th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.5 rebounds a game which ranks 154th, and they give up 11.7 assists per contest which puts them in 98th place in the NCAA. They force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 333rd in the nation. Kansas State averages 64.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 321st in the country. Their average scoring margin is -0.9 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 290th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 278th in D-1. They average 32.7 rebounds per game and 12.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 300th and 229th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 65th with 14.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Horned Frogs surrender 65.4 points per contest, which ranks them 66th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 212th and 304th in those defensive statistics. They rank 313th with 14.9 assists allowed per contest, and 115th with 33.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Horned Frogs are 249th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game. TCU is 309th in the country with 65.9 points per game this year. They are 257th in the D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 0.6. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 75th in the nation. They are 178th in the country in rebounding with 35.2 boards per game and 50th in assists per contest with 14.7. The Horned Frogs are 73rd in turnovers per game with 14.2.
The Wildcats are 306th in the nation in offensive rating with 95.4. In terms of pace they are 269th in the country with 67.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 283rd. As a team they are 295th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 125th in Division 1. Kansas State is 40th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.4 times per 100 possessions.
TCU is 45th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.3 times per 100 possessions. The Horned Frogs have an offensive rating of 99, which is ranked 237th. They are 323rd in D-1 in pace with 65.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 176th. As a unit they are 252nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 45th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Kansas State/TCU college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take TCU -1.5
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