Florida A&M Rattlers vs Kansas State Wildcats Prediction, 11/10/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Florida A&M Rattlers vs Kansas State Wildcats
Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Location: Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, KS
Odds/Point Spread: Florida A&M (+18)
Bramlage Coliseum is the site where the Kansas State Wildcats (9-20 last season) will meet the Florida A&M Rattlers (8-12 last year) on Wednesday. Florida A&M opens this matchup as 18-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The total comes in at 136.
The Florida A&M Rattlers took the court against the Morgan State Bears and took a loss by a final of 77-75 in their last game. In the matter of fouls, the Rattlers left the arena with 27 and the Bears finished the game with 23 fouls. They also made 8 out of their 21 tries from distance. Morgan State finished shooting 77.1% when shooting free throws by knocking down 27 of their 35 tries. Additionally, Morgan State snagged 36 boards (11 offensive, 25 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Morgan State distributed 9 dimes and had 8 steals for this contest. When it comes to defending, Florida A&M allowed the other team to shoot 41.2% from the field on 21 out of 51 shooting. They also doled out 19 assists for the matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 20 turnovers and having 8 steals. In the matter of getting rebounds, they earned 31 with 9 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Rattlers converted 14 of 20 shots for a percentage of 70.0%. Florida A&M finished the game having earned a 46.0% FG percentage (29 of 63) and converted 3 of 17 three-point attempts.
Bryce Moragne is a player who was a major factor in this matchup. He notched 11 points on 4 out of 6 shooting. He saw the court for 35 mins played and also pulled down 12 rebounds. He finished shooting 66.7% from the floor and recorded 3 assists.
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Florida A&M will enter this contest after finishing with a record of 8-12 last year. They lost possession via turnover 16.9 times per game and as a team committed 18.2 fouls per game. As a basketball team, Florida A&M collected 35.3 rebounds per contest and had 265 dimes throughout last year, which ranked 259th in the country in terms of passing the ball. The Rattlers connected on 31.4% on shots beyond the perimeter (95 of 303) and 65.2% from the free throw line. They had an average of 65.7 pts per game (301st in college basketball) while going 44.4% from the floor.
On defense, the Rattlers forced their opponents into 15.2 turnovers per contest and they drew 17.4 personal fouls. They gave up 28.5% on three-point shots and they were ranked 121st in the country in points per game allowed (68.5). The Rattlers allowed an opponent shooting percentage of 42.7% (496 of 1,161) and they surrendered 35.4 boards per game as a team. They were 55th in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 239 relinquished last season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Kansas State Wildcats took a defeat with a final score of 74-68 when they played the Baylor Bears. The Wildcats were able to corral 14 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 25 in the game. They also turned the ball over 15 times, while getting 11 steals for the game. The Bears earned 17 fouls in this game which got the Wildcats to the free throw line for a total of 20 shots. They were able to bury 16 of the free throws for a percentage of 80.0%. When discussing shots from beyond the perimeter, Kansas State made 8 out of 20 tries (40.0%). In all, the Wildcats finished shooting 22 out of 54 from the floor which had them at 40.7%. The Wildcats allowed the Bears to bury 26 of 49 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 53.1% for the matchup. They shot 40.9% from 3-point land by shooting 9 of 22 and ended up going 13 of 14 at the free throw line (92.9%). In the matter of rebounding, Kansas State allowed Baylor to grab 28 overall (8 on the offensive glass).
Davion Bradford was important for the Wildcats in the matchup. He totaled 18 points in his 30 mins of playing time, but wasn't able to earn an assist. He knocked down 6 of 9 for the contest for a field goal rate of 66.7%, and had 3 rebounds.
Kansas State had a win-loss record of 9-20 last season. When it comes to offensive execution, the Wildcats shot 41.2% from the field, which had them ranked 307th in the country. Kansas State totaled 1,792 pts throughout last year (61.8 per contest) and they snagged 32.9 rebounds per contest. They dished out assists 13.0 times per contest (182nd in the nation) and they lost possession by turning the ball over 14.9 times per contest. The Wildcats committed 17.0 fouls every game and they went 66.4% from the free throw line.
The Wildcats defensively were ranked 182nd in D-1 in PPG allowed with 70.2. They were able to force 13.3 TO's per game and let teams shoot 46.0% from the floor (288th in college hoops). The Kansas State defense allowed 36.5% on shots from distance (232 of 636) and their opponents converted on 73.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They gave up 13.5 dimes and 32.9 rebounds on a nightly basis, which was ranked 224th and 83rd in those categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Florida A&M (+18)
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