Baylor Bears vs Kansas State Wildcats Prediction, 2/9/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Baylor Bears vs Kansas State Wildcats
Date: Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Location: Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, KS
TV: Big 12 Network
The Kansas State Wildcats (12-10) will go up against the Baylor Bears (19-4) at Bramlage Coliseum on Wednesday.
The Baylor Bears faced Kansas and went home with a loss by a final score of 83-59 in their last contest. Baylor ended the game having earned a 29.6% field goal percentage (21 out of 71) and knocked down 7 out of their 27 shots from downtown. At the free throw line, the Bears knocked down 10 of their 14 attempts for a rate of 71.4%. Concerning hauling in rebounds, they collected 35 with 15 of them being offensive. They also recorded 10 dimes in the game in addition to forcing the opposition into 14 turnovers and having 12 steals. In terms of the defense, Baylor allowed the other team to go 51.6% from the floor on 32 out of 62 shooting. Kansas recorded 18 assists and had 6 steals for the contest. Furthermore, Kansas grabbed 45 rebounds (11 offensive, 34 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Kansas walked away from this one shooting 77.8% at the free throw line by knocking down 14 of their 18 attempts. They also made 5 of 20 attempts from downtown. With respect to fouls, the Bears walked away with 18 and Kansas accumulated 13 fouls.
Adam Flagler is someone who came through in this contest. He ended up shooting 40.0% from the floor and also dished out 1 assist. He was on the hardwood for 27 minutes played and also totaled 2 rebounds. He accounted for 16 points on 6 of 15 shooting.
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Baylor enters this contest with a mark of 19-4 on the season. They cough up possession 13.2 times per game and as a team they are committing 15.8 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Baylor is snagging 37.4 boards per game and has tallied 389 dimes on the campaign, which is 16th in D-1 in terms of passing. The Bears are connecting on 36.3% on three-point attempts (199 of 548) and 67.5% from the charity stripe. They average 77.9 points per game (39th in college hoops) while shooting 47.2% from the field.
When they are on the defensive end, the Bears have forced 17.1 turnovers per game and they draw 15.7 personal fouls. They are 206th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 287 relinquished for the season. The Bears defense is allowing a FG percentage of 42.9% (533 of 1,243) and they relinquish 30.8 rebounds per game as a squad. They give up 30.1% on 3-pointers while they are 25th in college basketball in opponents PPG (62.3).
For their last game, the Kansas State Wildcats went home victorious with a score of 75-63 when they faced TCU. With respect to how they rebounded, Kansas State allowed TCU to pull down 32 in total (13 offensive). They finished shooting 21.4% from beyond the perimeter by hitting 6 of 28 and ended up shooting 13 of 22 at the free throw line (59.1%). The Wildcats permitted TCU to make 22 of their 56 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 39.3% for the game. When this game wrapped up, the Wildcats walked away from this one shooting 26 for 56 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.4%. In regard to 3-point shots, Kansas State knocked down 8 of 24 attempts (33.3%). They were able to bury 15 of them for a rate of 75.0%. TCU earned 19 personal fouls for this game which took the Wildcats to the charity stripe for 20 tries. They also turned it over 13 times, while earning 8 steals in the game. The Wildcats pulled down 20 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards for a total of 28 for this game.
Nijel Pack ended up having an impact for the Wildcats in this matchup. He converted 7 of 10 for the game for a rate of 70.0%, and earned 4 rebounds. He tallied 20 points in his 37 minutes of playing time and accumulated 3 assists in the matchup.
Kansas State has a record of 12-10 for the campaign. The Wildcats commit 17.0 fouls per game while shooting 71.2% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 13.0 times per game (192nd in college basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 11.4 times per game. Kansas State has scored 1,485 points on the year (67.5 per game) and they pull in 34.5 boards per game. As an offense, the Wildcats are hitting on 42.2% from the field, which ranks 276th in college basketball.
The Kansas State defense surrenders 26.8% on 3-pointers (135 of 503) and opponents are knocking down 67.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 12.3 dimes and 35.6 rebounds every game, which ranks them 151st and 241st in college hoops. The Wildcats on the defensive end are ranked 37th in the nation in points given up per game with 63.3. They are forcing 13.3 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 41.0% from the field (71st in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Kansas State
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