Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Kansas State Wildcats Prediction, 1/9/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Kansas State Wildcats
Date: Saturday, January 9, 2021
Location: Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, KS
Odds/Point Spread: Oklahoma State (-7.5)
The Oklahoma State Cowboys (7-3) go to Bramlage Coliseum on Saturday where they'll meet the Kansas State Wildcats (5-7). Oklahoma State opens this matchup as 7.5-point favorites. The total is set at 141.
Oklahoma State will take the court with a win-loss mark of 7-3 for the year. They cough up possession 14.1 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 18.1 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Oklahoma State is grabbing 40.9 boards per game and has tallied 132 assists for the campaign, which ranks 133rd in the nation in terms of passing. The Cowboys are connecting on 30.8% on 3-pointers (65 of 211) and 68.6% from the free throw line. They average 78.0 points per outing (86th in D-1) while hitting 45.0% from the floor. On the defensive end of the court, the Cowboys are forcing their opponents into 14.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.5 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 34.4% on shots from downtown while they are 239th in college basketball in points per game allowed (72.6). The Cowboys defense is allowing a FG percentage of 40.1% (249 of 621) and they concede 38.1 rebounds per game as a team. They rank 219th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 124 surrendered for the campaign.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys faced off with the West Virginia Mountaineers and went home with a loss by a final score of 87-84 in their last game. Oklahoma State finished the contest with a 47.0% FG percentage (31 of 66) and knocked down 6 of their 25 shots from downtown. At the free throw line, the Cowboys converted 16 of 25 attempts for a rate of 64.0%. When discussing getting rebounds, they compiled 38 with 14 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 16 dimes in this matchup as well as getting 6 steals and 3 rejections. Concerning defense, Oklahoma State allowed 47.0% from the field on 31 out of 66 shooting. West Virginia doled out 16 dimes and had 5 steals in the matchup. Moreover, the Mountaineers had 39 rebounds (16 offensive, 23 defensive) and added 3 rejections. West Virginia finished the game at 69.0% from the free throw line by burying 20 of 29 tries. They converted 9 out of their 24 tries from downtown.
Cade Cunningham is a guy who was a contributor for the contest. He accounted for 25 points on 10 of 16 shooting. He played for 32 mins played and also pulled down 9 boards. Cunningham finished the game shooting 62.5% from the field and recorded 3 dimes. Someone else that was a determining factor in the matchup for the Cowboys was Isaac Likekele. He grabbed 7 boards and also had 4 dimes. He shot 64.3% from the field for the matchup by going 9-of-14 (22 points). Overall, Likekele saw the court for 38 minutes.
Kansas State has a record of 5-7 for the campaign. On the offensive side of the court, the Wildcats are hitting on 44.1% from the field, which is 195th in the country. Kansas State has scored 796 pts on the season (66.3 per game) and they pull in 31.8 rebounds per contest. They are assisting teammates 14.6 times per contest (116th in college hoops) and they turn it over 14.3 times per contest. The Wildcats are committing 17.3 personal fouls every game and they connect on 68.3% from the charity stripe. The Wildcats on defense are ranked 202nd in college hoops in PPG given up with 71.3. They concede 13.4 assists and 31.3 boards per game, which is 216th and 51st in those defensive categories. The Kansas State defense concedes 36.6% from downtown (98 of 268) and their opposition knocks down 74.3% of their free throw shots. They are forcing their opponents into 13.8 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.2% from the floor (312th in college basketball).
When they last stepped on the court, the Kansas State Wildcats took a defeat with a final score of 82-71 against the Texas Tech Red Raiders. The Wildcats collected 19 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 26 in this game. They also turned away 4 tries while earning 4 steals for this game. The Red Raiders earned 10 fouls for the contest which took the Wildcats to the charity stripe for 9 shots. They were able to convert 9 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 100.0%. With respect to shots from distance, Kansas State knocked down 8 of their 24 tries (33.3%). In all, the Wildcats walked away from this one shooting 27 for 55 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 49.1%. The Wildcats allowed the Red Raiders to convert 24 out of their 53 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.3% in this matchup. They finished the game shooting 22.2% from distance by going 4 out of 18 and ended up shooting 30 of 36 at the charity stripe (83.3%). In reference to how they cleaned up the glass, Kansas State allowed Texas Tech to collect 31 overall (10 on the offensive side).
Nijel Pack ended up having an impact for the Wildcats for the game. He converted 7 of 11 for the contest for a rate of 63.6%, which got him 17 points. Pack snagged 2 boards in his 38 minutes played and totaled 2 dimes for the matchup. Someone else who came through for Kansas State was Selton Miguel. He ended up walking away with 17 points in his 30 minutes played via 6 of 12 from the floor in the matchup. Miguel wrapped this one up going 50.0% from the floor in addition to contributing 6 assists and 2 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Kansas State (+7.5) and over 141 points
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