Texas Longhorns vs Kansas State Wildcats Prediction, 2/9/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Longhorns vs Kansas State Wildcats
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Location: Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, KS
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (-15.5)
The Texas Longhorns (11-5) head to Bramlage Coliseum on Tuesday where they'll meet the Kansas State Wildcats (5-15). The line on this matchup has Texas as 15.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 134.
Texas will play this contest with a mark of 11-5 on the year. They have an average of 75.4 points per outing (95th in the nation) while shooting 44.2% from the field. The Longhorns are hitting 33.3% on shots from 3-point land (134 of 403) and 69.3% from the free throw line. As a unit, Texas is pulling down 40.6 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 201 dimes for the year, which ranks 207th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.9 times per game and as a unit they are committing 20.8 fouls every game. When they are on defense, the Longhorns are forcing 12.6 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.3 personal fouls. They give up 30.6% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 118th in college basketball in opponents points per game (67.8). The Longhorns defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 40.1% (378 of 942) and they surrender 36.0 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They currently rank 30th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 131 conceded for the year.
The Texas Longhorns took the court against the Oklahoma State Cowboys and went home with a loss by a final score of 75-67 in their last game. Texas finished the game with a 25.3% field goal percentage (20 of 79) and made 5 of their 35 shots from downtown. When they shot from the free throw line, the Longhorns buried 22 of their 27 attempts for a percentage of 81.5%. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they earned 54 with 20 of them being offensive. They also recorded 9 dimes in the game while having 18 steals and 6 blocks. When discussing the defense, Texas allowed their opponent to shoot 25.3% from the floor on 20 out of 79 shooting. Oklahoma State dished out 4 dimes and had 8 steals in the game. Furthurmore, the Cowboys collected 46 rebounds (9 offensive, 37 defensive) and added 6 blocks. Oklahoma State finished shooting 71.0% at the free throw line by making 22 of 31 tries. They also converted 5 of 13 shots from long range.
Andrew Jones is a player who was a major factor for the matchup. He finished with 17 points on 5 of 20 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 41 minutes and also snagged 4 rebounds. Jones went 25.0% from the field but had no assists at the end of the game. An additional guy that was a determining factor in the matchup for the Longhorns was Courtney Ramey. He pulled down 3 rebounds and had 2 dimes. He went 13.3% from the floor for the matchup by connecting on 2-of-15 (13 points). When the final whistle blew, Ramey saw the court for 44 min.
Kansas State has a win-loss mark of 5-15 on the campaign. The Wildcats commit 17.3 fouls per game and they connect on 66.2% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 13.4 times per contest (168th in college basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 15.4 times per game. Kansas State has totaled 1,247 points on the season (62.4 per game) and they average 32.3 rebounds per game. As an offensive unit, the Wildcats are connecting on 41.9% from the floor, which is ranked 285th in the country. The Wildcats on the defensive side of the court are 259th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 73.8. They are forcing 12.4 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 47.8% from the field (327th in the country). The Kansas State defense concedes 39.0% on 3-point shots (173 of 444) and opponents are converting on 72.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 14.8 dimes and 32.4 boards per game, which is ranked 293rd and 67th in those categories.
When they last stepped on the court, the Kansas State Wildcats took a loss by a final score of 73-62 when they faced the Texas Tech Red Raiders. The Wildcats were able to collect 24 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards for a total of 30 for this contest. They also turned away 3 attempts while recording 5 steals in this contest. The Red Raiders had 18 personal fouls in this game which got the Wildcats to the free throw line for a total of 22 tries. They were able to convert 13 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 59.1%. In relation to three-point shots, Kansas State converted 9 of their 20 attempts (45.0%). At the conclusion of this game, the Wildcats went 20 out of 44 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.5%. The Wildcats permitted the Red Raiders to convert 24 of 51 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 47.1% for this game. They shot 50.0% from distance by shooting 10 of 20 and finished the game at 15 out of 22 from the charity stripe (68.2%). When discussing cleaning up the glass, Kansas State permitted Texas Tech to collect 28 in all (6 offensive).
Mike McGuirl ended up being important for the Wildcats in the matchup. He buried 5 out of 15 for this game for a rate of 33.3%, which gave him 16 points. McGuirl snagged 2 rebounds in his 40 minutes and had 5 assists for the contest. Someone else that played a role for Kansas State was Nijel Pack. He was able to score 16 points in his 27 minutes on the hardwood via 5 of 7 shooting for the contest. Pack wrapped this one up going 71.4% from the floor while contributing 2 assists and 7 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kansas State (+15.5)
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