Kansas State Wildcats vs Baylor Bears Prediction, 1/27/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas State Wildcats vs Baylor Bears
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Location: Ferrell Center in Waco, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas State (+26)
Ferrell Center is the venue where and the Baylor Bears (14-0) will take on the Kansas State Wildcats (5-11) on Wednesday. Baylor opens this matchup as 26-point favorites. The total is set at 136.5.
Kansas State steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss mark of 5-11 for the year. They currently have an average of 63.4 points per contest (323rd in Division 1) while shooting 42.6% from the floor. The Wildcats are shooting 30.3% on shots from beyond the arc (108 of 357) and 66.1% from the free throw line. As a team, Kansas State is pulling in 32.9 boards per contest and has accounted for 221 assists so far this year, which is 62nd in the nation in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 15.3 times per game and as a squad are committing 17.4 personal fouls on a nightly basis. Defensively, the Wildcats are forcing their opponents into 13.1 turnovers per game and they draw 15.3 fouls. The Wildcats defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 47.8% (410 of 858) and they relinquish 31.4 rebounds per game as a group. They are ranked 324th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 231 conceded this season. They give up 37.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 225th in the country in PPG allowed (72.1).
The Kansas State Wildcats took the court against the West Virginia Mountaineers and went home with a loss by a final score of 69-47 in their last contest. Kansas State finished with a 38.1% FG percentage (16 of 42) and made 3 out of their 15 three-point shots. At the free throw line, the Wildcats converted 12 of 19 shots for a percentage of 63.2%. When discussing rebounding, they compiled a total of 31 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 9 assists for this contest while earning 2 steals and 2 rejections. In regard to defense, Kansas State let their opponent shoot 38.1% from the field on 16 of 42 shooting. West Virginia recorded 17 dimes and had 13 steals in this contest. Furthurmore, the Mountaineers pulled down 23 rebounds (5 offensive, 18 defensive) and earned 2 rejections. West Virginia finished the game at 77.3% at the charity stripe by knocking down 17 of 22 attempts. They also converted 8 of their 20 shots from three-point range.
Mike McGuirl is a player who was a contributor in this contest. He walked away with 15 points on 4 out of 9 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 36 minutes played and also totaled 4 rebounds. McGuirl finished the game at 44.4% from the floor and dished out 3 assists. Someone else that was a determining factor in this game for the Wildcats was Selton Miguel. He snagged 5 boards and had 3 dimes. He ended up going 42.9% from the floor for this contest by going 3-of-7 (10 points). When the game finished, Miguel played for 29 minutes.
Baylor has a mark of 14-0 this year. The Bears are committing 16.6 personal fouls per contest and they hit 70.5% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 18.3 times per game (10th in D-1) and they are giving up possession 12.6 times per contest. Baylor has 1,205 points this season (86.1 per contest) and they pull in 37.6 boards per game. As an offense, the Bears are shooting 50.2% from the floor, which is ranked 27th in the nation. The Bears on the defensive end are ranked 23rd in college basketball in PPG allowed with 62.0. They have forced 18.8 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.1% from the floor (88th in the nation). The Baylor defense allows 32.0% on three-point shots (82 of 256) and their opponents are knocking down 66.7% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 11.7 dimes and 31.4 boards per game, which is ranked 99th and 43rd in Division 1.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Baylor Bears took home the win by a final score of 81-66 against the Oklahoma State Cowboys. The Bears recorded 18 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards totaling 27 for this game. They stuffed 9 shots while recording 10 steals for this contest. The Cowboys were called for 13 fouls for the matchup which got the Bears to the free throw line for a total of 14 tries. They were able to convert 9 of them for a rate of 64.3%. When discussing 3-pointers, Baylor knocked down 10 of 24 tries (41.7%). In all, the Bears ended up shooting 31 for 65 from the floor which gave them a rate of 47.7%. The Bears permitted the Cowboys to convert 23 out of 54 tries from the floor which had them shooting 42.6% for this game. They went 40.0% from 3-point land by shooting 4 out of 10 and finished the contest at 16 out of 25 from the charity stripe (64.0%). When talking about how they attacked the glass, Baylor permitted Oklahoma State to get 34 in total (12 on the offensive side).
Jared Butler pitched in for the Bears for the game. He made 8 of 13 in this contest giving him a rate of 61.5%, which had him sitting at 22 points. Butler snagged 2 boards in his 38 minutes and had 6 assists in this contest. Someone else that ended being a contributor for Baylor was Mark Vital. He was able to score 19 points in 33 minutes played via 8 of 9 shooting in this contest. Vital wrapped this one up going 88.9% from the floor and also totaling 2 dimes and 5 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Baylor (-26)
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