TCU vs Kansas State NCAA Basketball Point Spread Picks 1/7/2020
Game: TCU Horned Frogs vs Kansas State Wildcats
Date: Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Location: Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, KS
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas State -1.5
The TCU Horned Frogs travel to Bramlage Coliseum to play the Kansas State Wildcats on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Kansas State as 1.5 point favorites.
TCU heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-3. They currently have a point differential of 12.2 as they are averaging 74.2 points per contest while giving up 62.0 per game. Kansas State has an overall record of 7-6. They are averaging 66.3 points per game and surrendering 60.7, good for a point differential of 5.6.
Valuable TCU Horned Frogs Betting Trends
The TCU Horned Frogs are 4-8-0 against the spread
The TCU Horned Frogs are 5-7-0 against the over/under
Important Kansas State Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kansas State Wildcats are 5-8-0 against the spread
The Kansas State Wildcats are 8-4-1 against the over/under
Key TCU Horned Frogs Injuries
11/19/19 F Mickey Pearson Jr. Redshirt is out for season
Key Kansas State Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
RJ Nembhard averages 13.6 points per game in 31.7 minutes per contest. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%. Desmond Bane comes into this contest averaging 17.0 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 7.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Cartier Diarra averages 12.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.7 rebounds per contest and 5.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 63%. Xavier Sneed averages 15.0 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Horned Frogs allow 62.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 41st in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 91st and 309th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.7 rebounds a game which ranks 114th, and they give up 15.1 assists per contest which puts them in 310th place in the NCAA. They force 17.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 323rd in the nation. TCU averages 74.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 128th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 12.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 108th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 40th in D-1. They average 37.4 rebounds per game and 17.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 119th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 193rd with 13.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats surrender 60.7 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 97th and 94th in those defensive statistics. They rank 32nd with 10.2 assists allowed per contest, and 166th with 35.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 315th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 17.0 per game. Kansas State is 298th in the country with 66.3 points per game this year. They are 281st in the D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 5.6. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 181st in the nation. They are 243rd in the country in rebounding with 34.6 boards per game and 93rd in assists per contest with 14.6. The Wildcats are 141st in turnovers per game with 14.1.
The Horned Frogs are 86th in the nation in offensive rating with 106.5. In terms of pace they are 268th in the country with 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 61st. As a team they are 130th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 50th in Division 1. TCU is 196th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions.
Kansas State is 100th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.9 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 97.2, which is ranked 266th. They are 291st in D-1 in pace with 67.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 244th. As a unit they are 257th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 85th in the country.
Who will win tonight's TCU/Kansas State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Kansas State -1.5
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