Kansas State Wildcats vs Oklahoma State Cowboys Prediction, 2/13/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas State Wildcats vs Oklahoma State Cowboys
Date: Saturday, February 13, 2021
Location: Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, OK
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas State (+15.5)
The Oklahoma State Cowboys (12-6) host the Kansas State Wildcats (5-16) at Gallagher-Iba Arena on Saturday. Kansas State opens this matchup as 15.5-point underdogs. The total has been set at 138.5.
Kansas State will play this game with a mark of 5-16 so far this year. They are turning it over 15.1 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 17.5 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Kansas State is pulling in 32.1 boards per game and has earned 280 dimes this year, which has them ranked 54th in the country in terms of passing. The Wildcats are hitting 30.6% on shots from distance (146 of 477) and 66.3% from the free throw line. They have an average of 63.0 points per outing (332nd in the country) while hitting 42.3% from the floor. On the defensive end of the court, the Wildcats are forcing 12.3 turnovers every game while drawing 15.5 fouls. They give up 39.6% on 3-point shots and they are 268th in D-1 in points per game allowed (74.0). The Wildcats defensively are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 48.0% (550 of 1,147) and they surrender 32.2 rebounds per contest as a team. They currently rank 335th in D-1 in giving up assists with 312 surrendered so far this season.
The Kansas State Wildcats faced the Texas Longhorns and took a loss by a score of 80-77 in their last contest. Kansas State wrapped up the game having earned a 51.0% FG percentage (26 of 51) and made 9 of their 23 3-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Wildcats made 16 of 24 tries for a percentage of 66.7%. When it comes to hauling in boards, they earned 26 with 6 of them being offensive. They also recorded 12 dimes for the contest as well as having 2 steals and 3 blocked shots. In relation to defending, Kansas State allowed 51.0% from the floor on 26 of 51 shooting. Texas dished out 16 assists and had 4 steals in the game. Moreover, the Longhorns had 28 rebounds (6 offensive, 22 defensive) and had 3 blocks. Texas finished the game at 71.4% at the free throw line by making 15 of their 21 attempts. They knocked down 13 out of their 26 attempts from 3-point land.
Nijel Pack is a player who was important in the game. He ended up walking away with 22 points on 7 of 14 shooting. He played 37 mins played and also grabbed 5 boards. Pack walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the floor and also earned 2 assists. Another guy that had an impact in the matchup for the Wildcats was Mike McGuirl. He grabbed 5 boards and also accumulated 4 dimes. He finished the game shooting 38.5% from the field for the matchup by going 5-of-13 (18 points). Overall, McGuirl was on the court for 31 min.
Oklahoma State has a mark of 12-6 on the campaign. When it comes to offensive execution, the Cowboys are hitting on 45.5% from the field, which ranks them 112th in college basketball. Oklahoma State has totaled 1,372 points this year (76.2 per game) and they grab 39.6 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 12.9 times per contest (195th in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 15.6 times per contest. The Cowboys are committing 17.4 personal fouls every game while shooting 69.2% from the free throw line. The Cowboys on the defensive end are ranked 228th in college basketball in PPG given up with 71.9. The Oklahoma State defense gives up 31.9% on shots from beyond the arc (136 of 427) and their opposition makes 69.5% of their free throw attempts. They allow 12.4 assists and 36.9 rebounds per game, which is 142nd and 258th in Division 1. They have forced 14.6 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 40.4% from the floor (47th in Division 1).
The last time they took the court, the Oklahoma State Cowboys walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 78-66 when they faced the Kansas Jayhawks. The Cowboys corralled 20 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards totaling 28 for the matchup. They blocked 7 shots while earning 7 steals for the game. The Jayhawks were called for 15 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Cowboys to the free throw line for a total of 18 shots. They were able to convert 15 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 83.3%. When discussing shots from beyond the perimeter, Oklahoma State made 7 out of 26 tries (26.9%). When the game finished, the Cowboys shot 22 for 63 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 34.9%. The Cowboys permitted the Jayhawks to knock down 23 of their 56 tries from the floor which had them shooting 41.1% for the contest. They went 33.3% from distance by going 5 of 15 and ended up shooting 27 of 34 from the free throw line (79.4%). In relation to rebounding, Oklahoma State permitted Kansas to get 42 in all (13 on the offensive side).
Cade Cunningham ended up having an impact for the Cowboys for the game. He converted 7 out of 18 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 38.9%, which gave him 26 points. Cunningham grabbed 9 rebounds in his 37 minutes and added 2 assists in this matchup. Someone else that ended being a contributor for Oklahoma State was Avery Anderson. He walked away with 13 points in 28 minutes on the hardwood by going 4 out of 9 shooting for this game. Anderson ended the game having shot 44.4% from the floor as well as totaling 3 assists and 5 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Kansas State (+15.5)
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