TCU Horned Frogs vs Kansas State Wildcats Prediction, 1/2/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: TCU Horned Frogs vs Kansas State Wildcats
Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021
Location: Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, KS
Odds/Point Spread: TCU (-5)
Bramlage Coliseum is the site where and the Kansas State Wildcats (5-5) will take on the TCU Horned Frogs (8-2) on Saturday. The line on this matchup has TCU as 5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 131.
TCU comes into this one with a record of 8-2 this season. They are giving up possession 13.4 times per game and as a squad are committing 15.4 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, TCU is collecting 35.9 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 156 dimes this year, which is 27th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. The Horned Frogs are hitting 35.9% on three-point attempts (79 of 220) and 62.1% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 72.2 points per contest (189th in college basketball) while going 47.3% from the floor. When they are on defense, the Horned Frogs have forced 12.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 16.5 personal fouls. They surrender 28.2% on 3-point attempts while they are 107th in Division 1 in points per game allowed (66.5). The Horned Frogs defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 42.7% (250 of 585) and they surrender 33.1 rebounds per game as a team. They are 312th in Division 1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 140 surrendered so far this year.
The TCU Horned Frogs faced off with the Prairie View A&M Panthers and walked away with a win by a score of 66-61 in their last game. TCU walked away from the contest having earned a 37.9% FG percentage (22 out of 58) and converted 5 out of their 20 shots from 3-point land. From the charity stripe, the Horned Frogs knocked down 17 of 30 tries for a percentage of 56.7%. In regard to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 41 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 16 assists for the game as well as having 7 steals and 4 blocked shots. When discussing defending, TCU allowed 37.9% from the field on 22 of 58 shooting. Prairie View A&M totaled 10 dimes and had 10 steals for this contest. Moreover, the Panthers pulled down 39 boards (11 offensive, 28 defensive) and got 4 rejections. Prairie View A&M walked away from this one shooting 58.3% when shooting free throws by making 7 of their 12 tries. They also knocked down 6 out of their 26 shots from downtown.
Mike Miles is one guy who was important for the game. He ended up finishing with 18 points on 4 out of 18 shooting. He played 37 mins played and grabbed 9 rebounds. Miles ended up going 22.2% from the field and also earned 6 assists. Someone else that came through in this contest for the Horned Frogs was Kevin Easley. He collected 2 rebounds and earned 3 assists. He went 55.6% from the floor for the matchup by connecting on 5-of-9 (14 points). When the final whistle blew, Easley was on the court for 29 min.
Kansas State has a mark of 5-5 this season. When it comes to offense, the Wildcats are shooting 44.4% from the floor, which ranks 187th in the country. Kansas State has accumulated 665 pts for the year (66.5 per contest) and they snag 32.2 boards per game. They are earning an assist 14.5 times per contest (126th in the nation) and they turn the ball over 14.9 times per game. The Wildcats commit 16.5 personal fouls per contest and they go 66.5% from the free throw line. The Wildcats defensively are ranked 182nd in Division 1 in PPG surrendered with 70.7. They have relinquished 14.0 dimes and 30.3 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 229th and 34th in college hoops. The Kansas State defense gives up 38.4% on shots from 3-point land (91 of 237) and opponents are making 71.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have forced 14.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 47.6% from the field (298th in college basketball).
When they last played, the Kansas State Wildcats went home victorious with a score of 60-58 when they faced the Omaha Mavericks. The Wildcats recorded 26 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards for a total of 35 in the game. They turned away 3 attempts while earning 11 steals in the matchup. The Mavericks committed 13 fouls in the matchup which took the Wildcats to the charity stripe for a total of 8 attempts. They were able to knock down 4 of them for a rate of 50.0%. Regarding 3-point shots, Kansas State made 8 out of 31 attempts (25.8%). When the final whistle blew, the Wildcats shot 24 for 62 from the field which gave them a percentage of 38.7%. The Wildcats allowed the Mavericks to knock down 20 out of their 50 tries from the floor which left them shooting 40.0% for the contest. They went 42.1% from 3-point land by going 8 out of 19 and walked away from this one shooting 10 of 17 from the free throw line (58.8%). When it comes to how they rebounded, Kansas State permitted Omaha to pull down 34 overall (5 on the offensive glass).
Mike McGuirl was important for the Wildcats in this game. He converted 5 of 13 in this game for a field goal percentage of 38.5%, which earned him 13 points. McGuirl collected 4 boards in his 39 minutes played and accounted for 6 dimes in this contest. Another guy that was important for Kansas State was Selton Miguel. He left the arena with 11 points in 36 minutes on the hardwood by going 3 of 14 from the floor for this game. Miguel wrapped this one up going 21.4% from the field while contributing 2 assists and 2 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Kansas State (+5) and over 131 points
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