Kansas State Wildcats vs Texas Longhorns Prediction, 1/16/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas State Wildcats vs Texas Longhorns
Date: Saturday, January 16, 2021
Location: Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas State (+18)
The Texas Longhorns (10-2) play the Kansas State Wildcats (5-8) at Frank Erwin Center on Saturday. Texas opens this matchup as 18-point favorites. The over/under opens at 134.
Kansas State comes into this contest with a mark of 5-8 this season. They are turning it over 14.0 times per game and as a unit they commit 17.2 fouls every game. As a team, Kansas State is snagging 31.4 boards per game and has totaled 190 dimes on the year, which ranks 43rd in the nation in terms of passing the ball. The Wildcats are shooting 30.8% on shots from beyond the arc (95 of 308) and 67.2% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 65.4 pts per contest (298th in Division 1) while going 43.4% from the field. On the defensive end, the Wildcats have forced 13.9 turnovers every game and they draw 15.1 personal fouls. The Wildcats are giving up a field goal percentage of 47.8% (328 of 686) and they surrender 31.7 boards per game as a basketball team. They rank 305th in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 177 relinquished so far this year. They are relinquishing 36.9% on 3-point shots and they rank 205th in the country in opponents points per game (71.2).
The Kansas State Wildcats took the court against the Oklahoma State Cowboys and went home with a loss by a final score of 70-54 in their last game. Kansas State finished with a 36.2% FG percentage (21 out of 58) and buried 6 of their 24 3-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Wildcats converted 6 of their 12 attempts for a percentage of 50.0%. With respect to rebounding, they compiled 25 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 15 assists in the matchup as well as earning 5 steals and 2 rejections. Regarding defense, Kansas State allowed the other team to go 36.2% from the floor on 21 of 58 shooting. Oklahoma State recorded 16 dimes and had 6 steals for the matchup. In addition, the Cowboys totaled 35 rebounds (6 offensive, 29 defensive) and got 2 blocked shots. Oklahoma State finished shooting 66.7% at the charity stripe by knocking down 10 of 15 tries. They also knocked down 6 of 14 shots from beyond the arc.
Mike McGuirl is one guy who was a major factor for the game. He ended up walking away with 15 points on 5 of 13 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 40 minutes and collected 4 boards. McGuirl finished the contest at 38.5% from the field and also earned 2 dimes. An additional guy that was a contributor in this matchup for the Wildcats was Dajuan Gordon. He collected 11 rebounds and also earned 3 dimes. He ended up going 37.5% from the field in this matchup by shooting 6-of-16 (14 points). When the game finished, Gordon saw the court for 39 min.
Texas has a win-loss mark of 10-2 for the campaign. Texas has totaled 909 pts so far this year (75.8 per game) and they pull in 40.7 rebounds per contest. The Longhorns commit 20.9 fouls per contest and they go 70.6% from the free throw line. On the offensive side of the court, the Longhorns are hitting on 44.9% from the field, which ranks 163rd in Division 1. They are getting an assist 12.3 times per contest (248th in the country) and they turn it over 13.4 times per game. The Longhorns on the defensive end are ranked 66th in D-1 in points allowed per contest with 65.0. They are able to force 12.0 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 38.6% from the floor (20th in Division 1). The Texas defense gives up 28.0% on 3-point attempts (59 of 211) and opponents are knocking down 67.5% of their foul shots. They give up 7.8 assists and 35.3 rebounds every game, which ranks them 2nd and 186th in those categories.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Texas Longhorns took a defeat with a final score of 79-77 when they faced the Texas Tech Red Raiders. The Longhorns pulled down 24 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards for a total of 35 in this game. They also blocked 6 shots while getting 2 steals in the game. The Red Raiders were called for 23 fouls for the contest which got the Longhorns to the free throw line for 31 shots. They were able to knock down 18 of those for a clip of 58.1%. When talking about 3-point attempts, Texas made 13 of their 25 tries (52.0%). Overall, the Longhorns ended up going 23 for 54 from the field which gave them a percentage of 42.6%. The Longhorns permitted the Red Raiders to convert 25 of 60 tries from the field which had them shooting 41.7% for the game. They shot 36.8% from three-point range by shooting 7 of 19 and ended up going 22 of 28 from the charity stripe (78.6%). Concerning rebounds, Texas allowed Texas Tech to pull down 33 in all (8 on the offensive side).
Andrew Jones was important for the Longhorns in this game. He converted 7 of 11 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 63.6%, which had him finishing with 20 points. Jones had 3 rebounds in his 34 mins played and tallied 2 dimes in the matchup. One more player that was pivotal for Texas was Jericho Sims. He ended up walking away with 16 points in 33 minutes played by going 5 out of 7 shooting in the game. Sims finished going 71.4% from the floor while contributing 2 dimes and 5 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kansas State (+18)
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