Kansas State Wildcats vs TCU Horned Frogs Predictions, College Basketball Expert Picks 2/15/2020
Game: Kansas State Wildcats vs TCU Horned Frogs
Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020
Location: Schollmaier Arena in Fort Worth, TX
Odds/Point Spread: TCU -2.5
The Kansas State Wildcats travel to Schollmaier Arena to play the TCU Horned Frogs on Saturday, February 15, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has TCU as 2.5 point favorites.
Kansas State comes into this game with an overall record of 9-15. They currently have a point differential of 0.5 as they are averaging 64.9 points per game while giving up 64.3 per contest. TCU has an overall record of 13-11. They are averaging 65.7 points per game and surrendering 64.5, good for a point differential of 1.2.
Valuable Kansas State Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kansas State Wildcats are 10-14-0 against the spread
The Kansas State Wildcats are 14-9-1 against the over/under
Important TCU Horned Frogs Betting Trends
The TCU Horned Frogs are 7-16-0 against the spread
The TCU Horned Frogs are 9-13-1 against the over/under
Key Kansas State Wildcats Injuries
02/06/20 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
Xavier Sneed comes into this contest averaging 14.2 points per game while playing 32.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 68%. Cartier Diarra averages 13.3 points per game in 31.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.6 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 62%.
Desmond Bane averages 16.0 points per game while playing 35.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.0 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. RJ Nembhard averages 12.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas State averages 64.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 320th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 0.5 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 295th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 222nd in the nation. They average 33.5 rebounds per game and 13.1 assists per game, which ranks them 276th and 186th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 75th with 14.3 per game. The Wildcats allow 64.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 51st in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 156th and 120th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.3 rebounds a game which ranks 197th and they give up 11.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 80th place in Division 1. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 326th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
TCU is 311th in the country with 65.7 points per game this year. They are 263rd in Division 1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 1.2. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 164th in the nation. They are 174th in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.5 boards per game, and 61st in assists per contest with 14.7. The Horned Frogs are 72nd in turnovers per game with 14.4. The Horned Frogs surrender 64.5 points per contest, which ranks them 57th in D-1. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 194th and 328th in those defensive statistics. They rank 325th with 15.5 assists allowed per contest and 106th with 33.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Horned Frogs are 285th in country in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per game.
The Wildcats are 304th in the nation in offensive rating with 95.3. In terms of pace they are 263rd in the country with 67.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 278th. As a team they are 291st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 102nd in Division 1. Kansas State is 52nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.3 times per 100 possessions.
TCU is 53rd 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 98, which is ranked 255th. They are 312th in D-1 in pace with 66.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 209th. As a unit they are 281st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 42nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Kansas State/TCU college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take TCU -2.5
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