Omaha Mavericks vs Kansas State Wildcats Prediction, 12/29/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Omaha Mavericks vs Kansas State Wildcats
Date: Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Location: Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, KS
Odds/Point Spread: Omaha (+9)
The Omaha Mavericks (2-7) head to Bramlage Coliseum on Tuesday where they'll take on the Kansas State Wildcats (4-5). The line on this matchup has Kansas State as 9-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 136.
Omaha will take the court with a mark of 2-7 this season. They are turning it over 15.7 times per game and as a squad are committing 19.4 fouls every game. As a team, Omaha is grabbing 35.6 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 80 dimes for the year, which is 222nd in the country in terms of passing the ball. The Mavericks are shooting 26.8% on shots beyond the perimeter (38 of 142) and 68.6% from the free throw line. They are averaging 62.1 pts per contest (313th in Division 1) while going 38.2% from the floor. When they are on the defensive end, the Mavericks are forcing 12.7 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.6 personal fouls. The Mavericks are allowing a FG percentage of 45.9% (252 of 549) and they relinquish 39.7 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are ranked 317th in college basketball in giving up assists with 136 surrendered so far this year. They are relinquishing 40.1% from beyond the arc and they are 301st in college basketball in points per game from their opponents (79.2).
The Omaha Mavericks took the court against the Wyoming Cowboys and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 82-78 in their last game. Omaha ended with a 44.4% field goal percentage (32 out of 72) and knocked down 3 out of their 12 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the Mavericks knocked down 11 of 17 shots for a rate of 64.7%. When discussing grabbing rebounds, they collected 37 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 8 assists for the contest as well as having 5 steals and 7 rejections. With regard to defending, Omaha let their opponent shoot 44.4% from the floor on 32 out of 72 shooting. Wyoming doled out 11 dimes and had 2 steals for the contest. Moreover, the Cowboys grabbed 41 boards (10 offensive, 31 defensive) and had 7 blocked shots. Wyoming finished 65.4% from the free throw line by burying 17 of 26 shots. They converted 11 out of their 30 attempts from 3-point range.
Wanjang Tut is a player who was a major contributor for the matchup. He accumulated 27 points on 10 out of 17 shooting. He was on the court for 34 minutes and collected 9 boards. Tut went 58.8% from the field and also totaled 2 assists. Someone else that came through in this contest for the Mavericks was Matt Pile. He snagged 8 rebounds and also earned 2 assists. He ended up going 50.0% from the field for the contest via 8-of-16 (17 points). When the final whistle was blown, Pile saw the court for 33 minutes.
Kansas State has a record of 4-5 for the campaign. Kansas State has earned 605 points for the campaign (67.2 per contest) and they collect 31.4 rebounds per contest. The Wildcats are responsible for committing 16.6 fouls every game and they shoot 67.3% from the charity stripe. In terms of offensive execution, the Wildcats are shooting 45.1% from the field, which ranks 164th in college hoops. They are earning an assist 14.3 times per game (137th in the nation) and they are giving up possession 15.2 times per contest. The Wildcats on defense are ranked 218th in Division 1 in points allowed per game with 72.1. The Kansas State defense gives up 38.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter (83 of 218) and their opponents are making 72.6% of their free throw shots. They concede 14.3 assists and 29.8 boards every game, which is ranked 246th and 29th in college hoops. They are forcing 14.4 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 48.3% from the field (310th in college hoops).
When they last played, the Kansas State Wildcats walked away with a victory by a final of 70-46 when they faced the Jacksonville Dolphins. The Wildcats collected 28 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive rebounds for a total of 41 for this game. They also stuffed 2 attempts while recording 10 steals for the game. The Dolphins earned 7 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Wildcats to the charity stripe for a total of 7 attempts. They were able to convert 5 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 71.4%. Concerning shooting from beyond the arc, Kansas State converted 11 of 32 attempts (34.4%). When this game wrapped up, the Wildcats ended up going 27 out of 60 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.0%. The Wildcats permitted the Dolphins to bury 16 of 47 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 34.0% for the contest. They finished shooting 33.3% from 3-point land by shooting 8 of 24 and walked away from this one shooting 6 of 11 from the free throw line (54.5%). When it comes to rebounds, Kansas State permitted Jacksonville to get 21 in total (5 offensive).
Nijel Pack pitched in for the Wildcats for the game. He made 6 of 9 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 66.7%, which gave him 16 points. Pack collected 6 rebounds in his 34 mins played and tallied 5 assists in the matchup. Another guy who came through for Kansas State was Dajuan Gordon. He was able to score 13 points in 32 minutes on the hardwood via 5 out of 8 shooting in this matchup. Gordon finished going 62.5% from the field in addition to earning 2 dimes and 12 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Omaha (+9)
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