Kansas State Wildcats vs TCU Horned Frogs Prediction, 3/10/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas State Wildcats vs TCU Horned Frogs
Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas State (+3)
The TCU Horned Frogs (12-13) play the Kansas State Wildcats (8-19) at T-Mobile Center on Wednesday. The odds on this game have TCU as 3-point favorites. The total opens at 129.
Kansas State will play this game with a win-loss record of 8-19 so far this season. The Wildcats are connecting on 29.1% on shots from beyond the arc (176 of 604) and 66.4% from the free throw line. They average 61.2 points per contest (339th in college hoops) on 40.9% from the floor. They turn it over 14.9 times per game and as a unit they are committing 17.2 fouls per contest. As a team, Kansas State is collecting 32.9 rebounds per game and has 349 dimes so far this season, which has them ranked 85th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. On the defensive end, the Wildcats are able to force 12.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 15.3 fouls. They are relinquishing 36.8% on three-point shots and they are ranked 197th in college basketball in PPG from their opponents (70.9). The Wildcats defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 46.1% (674 of 1,463) and they surrender 32.9 boards per contest as a unit. They are 314th in Division 1 in allowing assists with 370 relinquished for the season.
The Kansas State Wildcats played the Iowa State Cyclones and earned the victory with a final of 61-56 in their last game. Kansas State wrapped up the contest having earned a 38.0% field goal percentage (19 of 50) and buried 7 of 24 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Wildcats made 16 of 24 shots for a rate of 66.7%. In regard to rebounding, they collected 24 with 2 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 10 dimes in this contest in addition to forcing 15 turnovers and getting 5 steals. With respect to defense, Kansas State allowed the other team to go 35.8% from the floor on 19 out of 53 shooting. Iowa State distributed 9 dimes and had 3 steals in the game. In addition, Iowa State pulled down 38 rebounds (8 offensive, 30 defensive) and earned 1 block. Iowa State went 72.2% at the charity stripe by converting 13 of 18 tries. They made 5 out of their 23 shots from three-point range.
Mike McGuirl is a guy who came through for the contest. He accounted for 17 points on 3 of 9 shooting. He saw the court for 38 mins and totaled 5 boards. McGuirl walked away from this one shooting 33.3% from the field and also dished out 1 assist. An additional guy that played a role in this game for the Wildcats was Dajuan Gordon. He had 5 rebounds in 21 min on the court. He ended up shooting 42.9% from the field in this matchup by shooting 3-of-7 (12 points). In all, Gordon wasn't able to record an assist.
TCU has a mark of 12-13 for the season. TCU has scored 1,688 points for the season (67.5 per game) and they pull down 34.6 boards per game. The Horned Frogs have committed 15.8 personal fouls per game and they hit 67.6% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offensive execution, the Horned Frogs are shooting 44.0% from the field, which is ranked 190th in the nation. Their rate of earning assists is at 13.2 times per contest (173rd in college basketball) and they are turning it over 14.1 times per contest. The Horned Frogs defensively are ranked 210th in D-1 in PPG given up with 71.2. The TCU defense concedes 33.5% on 3-point attempts (170 of 507) and opponents are converting on 69.4% of their free throw shots. They allow 15.6 dimes and 34.2 rebounds every game, which is 317th and 139th in D-1. They have forced 11.5 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.8% from the floor (238th in college hoops).
For their last game, the TCU Horned Frogs took a loss by a score of 76-64 when they faced the Texas Longhorns. The Horned Frogs earned 19 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 25 in the matchup. They also turned it over 21 times, while recording 4 steals for this contest. The Longhorns were called for 15 personal fouls in this contest which got the Horned Frogs to the free throw line for 14 tries. They were able to make 8 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 57.1%. When discussing shots from downtown, TCU converted 8 of 21 attempts (38.1%). When the final whistle blew, the Horned Frogs ended up going 24 for 51 from the floor which had them shooting 47.1%. The Horned Frogs permitted the Longhorns to knock down 30 of their 56 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 53.6% for this contest. They wrapped up this game 47.8% from distance by hitting 11 of 23 and ended up shooting 5 out of 6 from the free throw line (83.3%). When talking about attacking the glass, TCU permitted Texas to get 27 in all (4 on the offensive glass).
RJ Nembhard ended up having an impact for the Horned Frogs in this contest. He converted 3 out of 8 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 37.5%, and added 2 rebounds. Nembhard scored 13 points in his 36 mins of playing time and had 4 assists in this game. One more player that was important for TCU was Mike Miles. He wrapped the game up with 4 assists in his 32 mins on the hardwood, and he shot 4 out of 9 from the floor. Miles walked away from this one going 44.4% from the floor while also earning 12 points and 6 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Kansas State (+3)
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