Kansas State Wildcats vs TCU Horned Frogs Prediction, 2/20/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas State Wildcats vs TCU Horned Frogs
Date: Saturday, February 20, 2021
Location: Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena in Fort Worth, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas State (+7.5)
The TCU Horned Frogs (11-8) host the Kansas State Wildcats (5-18) at Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena on Saturday. The line on this matchup has TCU as 7.5-point favorites. The total is set at 134.5.
Kansas State heads into this game with a mark of 5-18 for the year. The Wildcats are shooting 29.6% on shots beyond the perimeter (154 of 520) and 65.4% from the free throw line. They average 62.0 points per contest (335th in Division 1) while connecting on 41.6% from the floor. They turn it over 15.2 times per game and as a team are committing 17.2 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Kansas State is pulling in 32.5 rebounds per game and is sitting with 302 assists for the year, which has them ranked 56th in the country in terms of passing. When they are on the defensive end, the Wildcats are able to force 12.7 turnovers every game and they draw 15.1 fouls. The Wildcats are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 47.5% (596 of 1,254) and they concede 32.5 rebounds per contest as a squad. They currently rank 334th in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 336 relinquished on the season. They give up 38.9% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 247th in Division 1 in points per game allowed (73.1).
The Kansas State Wildcats played the Kansas Jayhawks and went home with a loss by a final score of 59-41 in their last contest. Kansas State walked away from the game with a 31.0% FG percentage (18 out of 58) and knocked down 3 of their 24 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Wildcats knocked down 2 of 6 shots for a percentage of 33.3%. With respect to rebounding, they collected a total of 32 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 11 assists in this matchup in addition to earning 6 steals and 2 blocks. In the matter of defending, Kansas State allowed the other team to go 31.0% from the field on 18 out of 58 shooting. Kansas distributed 9 dimes and had 11 steals in this game. Additionally, the Jayhawks grabbed 32 rebounds (6 offensive, 26 defensive) and earned 2 blocks. Kansas walked away from this one shooting 64.7% when shooting free throws by knocking down 11 of their 17 tries. They also knocked down 4 out of their 16 shots from 3-point range.
Nijel Pack is one guy who played a role for this contest. He ended up walking away with 6 points on 3 out of 12 shooting. He played 32 minutes played and totaled 4 rebounds. Pack ended up going 25.0% from the field and distributed 5 dimes. Someone else that was a major contributor in this contest for the Wildcats was Antonio Gordon. He collected 7 boards and also totaled 2 assists. He finished the contest at 37.5% from the field in this game by going 3-of-8 (6 points). When this game wrapped up, Gordon was on the court for 25 minutes.
TCU has a record of 11-8 for the year. The Horned Frogs are responsible for committing 15.5 personal fouls per game and they shoot 64.9% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 13.6 times per contest (152nd in the nation) and they turn it over 13.8 times per game. TCU has scored 1,312 pts this year (69.1 per game) and they collect 35.7 boards per game. When it comes to offense, the Horned Frogs are connecting on 44.7% from the floor, which is 158th in college basketball. The Horned Frogs are ranked 207th in Division 1 in PPG allowed with 71.2. They are forcing 11.4 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 44.6% from the floor (232nd in Division 1). The TCU defense concedes 32.1% on three-point shots (126 of 392) and opponents are converting on 68.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquish 15.1 dimes and 34.1 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 300th and 140th in those defensive categories.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the TCU Horned Frogs took a loss by a final score of 70-55 against the Texas Longhorns. The Horned Frogs were able to corral 20 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 26 for the matchup. They also turned away 2 shots while recording 5 steals for this game. The Longhorns earned 14 personal fouls for this contest which got the Horned Frogs to the free throw line for a total of 13 shots. They were able to make 10 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 76.9%. When discussing 3-pointers, TCU converted 7 of their 21 tries (33.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Horned Frogs ended up going 19 out of 52 from the floor which gave them a rate of 36.5%. The Horned Frogs permitted the Longhorns to convert 28 of 57 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 49.1% in this game. They finished shooting 28.6% from 3-point land by connecting on 6 of 21 and ended up going 8 out of 13 at the free throw line (61.5%). In regard to rebounding, TCU allowed Texas to get 30 in total (8 offensive).
RJ Nembhard ended up being a factor for the Horned Frogs in this game. He buried 5 out of 16 in this game for a field goal percentage of 31.3%, which had him sitting at 15 points. Nembhard collected 7 boards in his 37 minutes and had 2 assists for the matchup. One more player that was pivotal for TCU was Mike Miles. He left the arena with 10 points in his 34 minutes played by going 4 of 13 from the floor in this matchup. Miles walked away from this one going 30.8% from the floor while contributing 2 assists and 3 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kansas State (+7.5)
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