Kansas State Wildcats vs Wichita State Shockers Prediction, 12/5/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Kansas State Wildcats vs Wichita State Shockers
Date: Sunday, December 5, 2021
Location: Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, KS
The Wichita State Shockers (6-1) will play the Kansas State Wildcats (4-2) at Intrust Bank Arena on Sunday.
The Kansas State Wildcats stepped onto the hardwood against Albany and took home the win by a score of 71-43 in their last game. When discussing personal fouls, the Wildcats walked away with 17 while Albany had 16 personal fouls. They also converted 1 of their 18 shots from 3-point land. Albany ended up going 53.3% from the free throw line by knocking down 8 of their 15 attempts. Furthermore, Albany snagged 25 rebounds (8 offensive, 17 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Albany earned 7 dimes and had 5 steals for the contest. In the matter of defending, Kansas State allowed the other team to go 31.5% from the field on 17 of 54 shooting. They also doled out 15 assists in the game as well as forcing the opposition into 12 turnovers and getting 5 steals. In terms of rebounding, they earned 46 with 14 of them being offensive. When they shot from the free throw line, the Wildcats buried 9 of 13 attempts for a percentage of 69.2%. Kansas State wrapped up the game with a 46.4% FG percentage (26 out of 56) and made 10 out of their 26 3-point attempts.
Nijel Pack is one guy who was a major factor for the contest. He finished the contest at 54.5% from the floor and dished out 3 dimes. He played for 31 mins and also grabbed 5 boards. He accounted for 17 points on 6 out of 11 shooting.
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Kansas State enters this one with a mark of 4-2 for the season. They are losing possession via turnover 12.8 times per game and as a squad they commit 17.7 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Kansas State is snagging 38.3 rebounds per contest and has totaled 85 dimes on the campaign, which has them ranked 261st in the nation in terms of passing. The Wildcats are hitting 35.7% on three-point attempts (46 of 129) and 71.9% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 71.5 points per game (196th in the nation) while connecting on 46.0% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Wildcats are able to force 14.7 turnovers per contest and they draw 15.8 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 23.7% from 3-point land while they are 28th in college basketball in points per game allowed (58.3). The Wildcats are giving up a field goal percentage of 37.1% (125 of 337) and they concede 33.8 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 63rd in the nation in allowing assists to the opposition with 70 surrendered for the season.
When they last played, the Wichita State Shockers got the victory with a final of 60-51 when they played Oklahoma State. Concerning how they rebounded, Wichita State permitted Oklahoma State to pull down 34 overall (10 on the offensive side). They finished shooting 28.6% from distance by shooting 6 out of 21 and finished the contest at 9 out of 19 at the free throw line (47.4%). The Shockers permitted Oklahoma State to make 18 out of their 48 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 37.5% for the matchup. Overall, the Shockers ended up shooting 24 out of 57 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 42.1%. In regard to shooting from 3-point land, Wichita State buried 6 out of 17 attempts (35.3%). They were able to make 6 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 54.5%. Oklahoma State committed 14 personal fouls for this contest which took the Shockers to the free throw line for 11 shots. They also gave up possession of the ball 15 times, while getting 10 steals for this contest. The Shockers corralled 21 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 30 in the matchup.
Ricky Council IV ended up having an impact for the Shockers in this game. He tallied 17 points in his 29 mins on the court and added 4 dimes for this contest. He knocked down 7 of 11 for this game for a field goal percentage of 63.6%, and added 7 rebounds.
Wichita State has a mark of 6-1 for the campaign. The Shockers have committed 15.9 fouls per contest while shooting 65.9% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 11.6 times per game (281st in the country) and they are turning it over 14.7 times per contest. Wichita State has scored 462 pts on the campaign (66.0 per contest) and they average 35.4 rebounds per game. As an offensive unit, the Shockers are connecting on 40.0% from the field, which is ranked 312th in the country.
The Wichita State defense gives up 26.3% on 3-point attempts (36 of 137) and opponents are converting on 66.4% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 11.1 assists and 34.3 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 113th and 163rd in those categories. The Shockers are ranked 57th in the nation in points allowed per game with 61.0. They are forcing 17.7 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 40.8% from the floor (128th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kansas State
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