Kansas State Wildcats vs Iowa State Cyclones Prediction, 12/15/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas State Wildcats vs Iowa State Cyclones
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Location: James H. Hilton Coliseum in Ames, IA
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas State (+10)
The Kansas State Wildcats (2-4) head to James H. Hilton Coliseum on Tuesday where they'll take on the Iowa State Cyclones (1-2). The line on this game has Iowa State as 10-point favorites. The total has been set at 137.5.
Kansas State steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss mark of 2-4 so far this season. They turn the ball over 14.5 times per game and as a group are committing 16.7 personal fouls every game. As a team, Kansas State is pulling in 29.7 rebounds per game and is sitting with 79 dimes so far this year, which ranks 92nd in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. The Wildcats are hitting 35.2% on shots beyond the perimeter (45 of 128) and 64.0% from the free throw line. They average 65.3 points per outing (268th in the nation) while shooting 44.9% from the field. On the defensive end of the court, the Wildcats are forcing 13.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.7 personal fouls. They are giving up 38.3% on 3-pointers and they rank 214th in college hoops in opponents PPG (73.0). The Wildcats are giving up a field goal percentage of 48.6% (157 of 323) and they surrender 30.0 boards per game as a team. They are currently ranked 275th in college hoops in allowing assists to their opponents with 85 surrendered for the campaign.
The Kansas State Wildcats faced off with the Milwaukee Panthers and walked away with a win by a score of 76-75 in their last game. Kansas State finished the game having earned a 54.7% field goal percentage (29 of 53) and buried 10 out of their 22 shots from downtown. From the free throw line, the Wildcats made 8 of their 18 tries for a rate of 44.4%. With respect to grabbing boards, they compiled a total of 28 with 4 of them being offensive. They also doled out 20 dimes in this matchup while having 2 steals and 5 blocked shots. In regard to the defense, Kansas State allowed 54.7% from the field on 29 out of 53. Milwaukee recorded 15 assists and 4 steals for the contest. On top of that, the Panthers collected 32 boards (9 offensive, 23 defensive) and added 5 blocks. Milwaukee ended up going 75.0% at the charity stripe by converting 21 of 28 tries. They made 10 out of their 23 attempts from 3-point range.
Nijel Pack is one player who saw a lot of minutes in this matchup. He ended up with 12 points on 5 of 12 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 37 mins and also grabbed 6 rebounds. Pack finished 41.7% from the field and distributed 5 assists. One more player that saw a lot of minutes in this matchup for the Wildcats was Mike McGuirl. He pulled down 3 rebounds and had 8 dimes. He finished the contest at 57.1% from the floor for the contest by shooting 4-of-7 (11 points). In all, McGuirl was on the court for 36 min.
Iowa State has a mark of 1-2 for the season. The Cyclones commit 15.3 fouls per game and they shoot 75.0% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 15.3 times per contest (91st in the nation) and they are giving up possession 13.7 times per game. Iowa State has tallied 225 points so far this year (75.0 per game) and they pull in 30.7 rebounds per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Cyclones are shooting 46.8% from the field, which ranks 119th in the country. The Cyclones on the defensive end are ranked 278th in college basketball in PPG given up with 79.7. They have relinquished 14.3 dimes and 36.0 rebounds every game, which is 235th and 181st in Division 1. The Iowa State defense concedes 33.8% on shots from distance (23 of 68) and their opposition knocks down 75.0% of their foul shots. They are able to force 14.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 48.1% from the floor (290th in the country).
When they last stepped on the court, the Iowa State Cyclones took a loss by a score of 105-77 against the Iowa Hawkeyes. The Cyclones recorded 18 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 29 in this matchup. They also rejected 3 attempts while earning 4 steals in this matchup. The Hawkeyes committed 12 fouls in this game which took the Cyclones to the free throw line for a total of 10 tries. They were able to make 8 of them for a clip of 80.0%. In terms of shooting from beyond the arc, Iowa State converted 13 of 32 tries (40.6%). When the final whistle blew, the Cyclones went 28 out of 64 from the field which had them shooting 43.8%. The Cyclones allowed the Hawkeyes to knock down 37 out of 68 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 54.4% in the game. They finished 37.9% from 3-point land via 11 of 29 and ended up shooting 20 out of 24 from the free throw line (83.3%). In regard to team rebounding, Iowa State permitted Iowa to snag 38 in all (14 on the offensive side).
Rasir Bolton was important for the Cyclones for the game. He buried 7 of 13 for the contest for a rate of 53.8%, which earned him 18 points. Bolton collected 5 rebounds in his 33 mins and accounted for 5 assists in this contest. One more player who saw a lot of court time for Iowa State was Jalen Coleman-Lands. He totaled 17 points in 31 minutes played via 6 out of 9 from the floor in the matchup. Coleman-Lands walked away from this one going 66.7% from the field in addition to earning 2 assists and 6 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Kansas State (+10)
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