Iowa State Cyclones vs Kansas State Wildcats Prediction, 3/6/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Iowa State Cyclones vs Kansas State Wildcats
Date: Saturday, March 6, 2021
Location: Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, KS
Odds/Point Spread: Iowa State (+3.5)
The Iowa State Cyclones (2-20) travel to Bramlage Coliseum on Saturday where they'll take on the Kansas State Wildcats (7-19). Iowa State opens this contest as 3.5-point dogs. The total is set at 134.5.
Iowa State enters this matchup with a win-loss record of 2-20 for the campaign. They lose possession by turning the ball over 15.0 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 18.6 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Iowa State is pulling in 31.0 boards per game and has accumulated 255 dimes this season, which ranks 233rd in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Cyclones are hitting 32.7% on 3-point shots (162 of 495) and 78.3% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 65.7 points per game (298th in the nation) while hitting 42.1% from the floor. When they are on the defensive end, the Cyclones are forcing their opponents into 13.2 turnovers every game while drawing 14.0 fouls. They currently rank 212th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 294 conceded so far this season. The Cyclones defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 46.4% (605 of 1,303) and they relinquish 38.6 boards per contest as a group. They are conceding 33.1% on shots from distance while they are 314th in college basketball in PPG allowed (77.3).
The Iowa State Cyclones faced the Texas Tech Red Raiders and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 81-54 in their last game. Iowa State walked away from the contest having earned a 31.0% FG percentage (18 out of 58) and converted 8 out of their 27 shots from downtown. At the charity stripe, the Cyclones knocked down 10 of 10 attempts for a percentage of 100.0%. With regard to grabbing boards, they compiled 20 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 9 assists for this game in addition to forcing 12 turnovers and having 7 steals. With regard to the defense, Iowa State allowed the other team to shoot 61.7% from the floor on 29 out of 47 shooting. Texas Tech distributed 13 assists and had 9 steals for the matchup. In addition, Texas Tech snagged 31 rebounds (3 offensive, 28 defensive) and had 4 blocks. Texas Tech finished the contest at 72.0% from the free throw line by burying 18 of 25 shots. They also converted 5 out of their 15 shots from three-point range.
Tyler Harris is someone who came through for the contest. He accounted for 15 points on 5 out of 14 shooting. He played for 36 minutes and also collected 2 rebounds. Harris finished 35.7% from the floor and also distributed 1 assist. One more player that had an impact in this contest for the Cyclones was Jalen Coleman-Lands. He pulled down 3 rebounds in his 36 min on the hardwood. He finished the game at 30.8% from the field for the contest by hitting 4-of-13 (15 points). When the final whistle blew, Coleman-Lands didn't record an assist.
Kansas State has a record of 7-19 so far this season. The Wildcats are responsible for committing 17.2 fouls per contest and they hit 66.4% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 13.0 times per game (184th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 15.1 times per contest. Kansas State has accumulated 1,592 points for the season (61.2 per game) and they pull down 33.0 boards per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Wildcats are connecting on 41.0% from the floor, which is 317th in college basketball. The Wildcats on defense are ranked 216th in the nation in PPG given up with 71.4. They are forcing 12.8 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 46.5% from the field (300th in Division 1). The Kansas State defense surrenders 37.4% on shots from behind the 3-point line (214 of 572) and their opposition knocks down 74.0% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 13.9 assists and 32.6 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 249th and 78th in college basketball.
The last time they took the court, the Kansas State Wildcats walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 65-43 when they played the West Virginia Mountaineers. The Wildcats were able to snag 18 defensive boards and 14 offensive boards totaling 32 in the matchup. They also coughed it up 17 times, while getting 5 steals for the game. The Mountaineers were called for 18 fouls in this matchup which got the Wildcats to the charity stripe for a total of 15 attempts. They were able to make 10 of the free throws for a rate of 66.7%. With regard to shooting from downtown, Kansas State made 3 of 19 tries (15.8%). When the game finished, the Wildcats went 15 for 51 from the field which had them sitting at 29.4%. The Wildcats allowed the Mountaineers to convert 22 out of their 53 tries from the floor which had them at 41.5% for this contest. They went 30.0% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 6 of 20 and ended up shooting 15 of 17 from the free throw line (88.2%). With respect to cleaning the glass, Kansas State allowed West Virginia to pull down 31 in all (8 on the offensive glass).
Davion Bradford ended up having an impact for the Wildcats in this matchup. He converted 4 of 8 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and had 6 rebounds. Bradford totaled 11 points in his 26 minutes of playing time and accounted for 1 assist for the matchup. One more player that was important for Kansas State was Mike McGuirl. He accumulated 4 dimes in his 35 mins played, and he shot 3 out of 11 from the floor. McGuirl finished going 27.3% from the floor in addition to totaling 10 points and 3 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kansas State (-3.5)
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