Marquette Golden Eagles vs Kansas State Wildcats Prediction, 12/8/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Marquette Golden Eagles vs Kansas State Wildcats
Date: Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Location: Fred Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, KS
The Marquette Golden Eagles (7-2) are traveling to Fred Bramlage Coliseum on Wednesday where they will meet the Kansas State Wildcats (5-2).
The Marquette Golden Eagles faced Wisconsin and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 89-76 in their last contest. Regarding personal fouls, the Golden Eagles finished with 20 and Wisconsin accounted for 15 personal fouls. They buried 10 of their 24 attempts from 3-point range. Wisconsin shot 73.9% at the charity stripe by knocking down 17 of 23 attempts. Moreover, Wisconsin grabbed 30 rebounds (5 offensive, 25 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Wisconsin distributed 14 assists and had 5 steals for the contest. With respect to defending, Marquette allowed their opponent to shoot 50.8% from the field on 31 of 61 shooting. They also dished out 13 assists in this game in addition to forcing the opposition into 11 turnovers and earning 4 steals. In reference to hauling in rebounds, they collected 30 with 6 of them being offensive. From the charity stripe, the Golden Eagles converted 13 of 18 shots for a rate of 72.2%. Marquette ended with a 44.3% FG percentage (27 of 61) and buried 9 of 26 shots from beyond the arc.
Oso Ighodaro is one player who was a major contributor in the matchup. He accounted for 11 points on 5 of 7 shooting. He was on the court for 27 minutes and also totaled 5 rebounds. He finished 71.4% from the field but had no assists when the game ended.
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Marquette comes into this matchup with a win-loss record of 7-2 for the year. They are averaging 75.9 pts per game (111th in Division 1) while connecting on 44.5% from the field. The Golden Eagles are shooting 32.9% on shots from 3-point land (73 of 222) and 70.7% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Marquette is snagging 36.7 rebounds per contest and has racked up 141 assists for the campaign, which has them ranked 45th in Division 1 in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 14.4 times per contest and as a team they commit 18.1 fouls per contest.
When they are on defense, the Golden Eagles are able to force 15.6 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.4 fouls. They are conceding 32.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 221st in Division 1 in PPG allowed (70.6). The Golden Eagles defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 42.5% (237 of 557) and they relinquish 37.7 rebounds per game as a squad. They are 305th in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 125 surrendered this season.
For their last game, the Kansas State Wildcats got the win with a final of 65-59 against Wichita State. The Wildcats were able to pull down 28 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 36 for the contest. They turned it over 7 times, while earning 7 steals for this game. Wichita State committed 21 fouls for the matchup which took the Wildcats to the charity stripe for a total of 25 attempts. They were able to make 17 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 68.0%. In the matter of 3-point shots, Kansas State converted 6 of their 25 attempts (24.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Wildcats finished the game shooting 21 for 62 from the field which had them at 33.9%. The Wildcats allowed Wichita State to make 19 out of their 54 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 35.2% for this contest. They finished the game shooting 21.7% from 3-point land by connecting on 5 out of 23 and walked away from this one shooting 16 out of 20 from the charity stripe (80.0%). When talking about how they cleaned up the glass, Kansas State permitted Wichita State to snag 37 in all (5 offensive).
Kaosi Ezeagu ended up having an impact for the Wildcats for this game. He buried 5 out of 6 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 83.3%, and tallied 6 rebounds. He earned 14 points in his 25 minutes on the court, but wasn't able to tally an assist.
Kansas State has a win-loss record of 5-2 for the campaign. When it comes to executing on offense, the Wildcats are shooting 44.2% from the floor, which ranks them 195th in the nation. Kansas State has accounted for 494 pts on the year (70.6 per game) and they pull down 39.0 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 13.7 times per game (156th in college hoops) and they turn it over 12.0 times per game. The Wildcats commit 17.6 personal fouls every game and they connect on 71.1% from the charity stripe.
The Wildcats are ranked 24th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 58.4. They have forced 14.6 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 36.8% from the field (14th in D-1). The Kansas State defense allows 23.5% on shots from distance (38 of 162) and opponents are connecting on 65.4% of their free throw shots. They have given up 11.1 assists and 34.6 total boards per game, which is ranked 109th and 177th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kansas State
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