Kansas State Wildcats vs Iowa State Cyclones Prediction, 2/12/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Kansas State Wildcats vs Iowa State Cyclones
Date: Saturday, February 12, 2022
Location: James H. Hilton Coliseum in Ames, IA
The Kansas State Wildcats (12-11) are traveling to James H. Hilton Coliseum on Saturday where they will compete against the Iowa State Cyclones (16-8).
The Kansas State Wildcats faced off with Baylor and took a loss by a score of 75-60 in their last game. Kansas State wrapped up the game having earned a 38.9% FG percentage (21 out of 54) and made 5 of their 18 shots from downtown. At the charity stripe, the Wildcats buried 13 of 21 attempts for a rate of 61.9%. In the matter of rebounding, they compiled a total of 25 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 8 assists for this contest in addition to forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In relation to defense, Kansas State allowed their opponent to shoot 47.5% from the field on 29 of 61 shooting. Baylor totaled 14 assists and had 9 steals in this game. In addition, Baylor collected 38 rebounds (13 offensive, 25 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Baylor ended up going 76.5% at the charity stripe by knocking down 13 of 17 attempts. They buried 4 of their 17 tries from long range. In regard to personal fouls, the Wildcats ended up finishing with 18 while Baylor had 16 personal fouls.
Nijel Pack is a player who came through for this game. He ended up going 52.6% from the floor and also distributed 2 assists. He played for 35 mins and also collected 3 boards. He notched 31 points on 10 of 19 shooting.
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Kansas State will play this game with a mark of 12-11 on the season. They are averaging 67.2 points per contest (288th in college basketball) while going 42.1% from the floor. The Wildcats are connecting on 33.7% on 3-point shots (182 of 540) and 70.6% from the free throw line. As a unit, Kansas State is pulling in 34.4 rebounds per contest and has totaled 294 assists so far this season, which ranks 209th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. They turn the ball over 11.6 times per game and as a group they are committing 17.0 personal fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Wildcats are able to force 13.3 turnovers per game while drawing 15.3 personal fouls. They are conceding 26.7% on shots from distance and they are ranked 42nd in the nation in opponents PPG (63.8). The Wildcats are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 41.3% (525 of 1,272) and they relinquish 35.8 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are 181st in D-1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 284 relinquished this season.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Iowa State Cyclones walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 79-63 against West Virginia. The Cyclones collected 16 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 26 in this contest. They also gave up possession 14 times, while recording 10 steals in the matchup. West Virginia committed 21 fouls in this game which took the Cyclones to the charity stripe for a total of 22 tries. They were able to knock down 12 of them for a clip of 54.5%. Regarding shots from beyond the arc, Iowa State buried 7 out of 25 tries (28.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Cyclones ended up shooting 22 for 58 from the floor which had them at 37.9%. The Cyclones allowed West Virginia to make 22 of their 44 attempts from the field which left them shooting 50.0% for this contest. They shot 50.0% from beyond the perimeter by going 10 of 20 and ended up going 25 out of 29 at the free throw line (86.2%). In reference to how they attacked the glass, Iowa State permitted West Virginia to pull down 34 in total (5 on the offensive glass).
Tyrese Hunter ended up being important for the Cyclones in this contest. He knocked down 7 of 15 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 46.7%, and added 3 rebounds. He earned 22 points in his 30 mins on the hardwood and had 4 assists in this matchup.
Iowa State has a record of 16-8 this season. On the offensive side of the court, the Cyclones are shooting 43.8% from the floor, which is 197th in Division 1. Iowa State has scored 1,626 pts so far this year (67.8 per contest) and they average 33.0 boards per game. They are earning an assist 14.2 times per contest (112th in the country) and they are turning it over 14.1 times per game. The Cyclones commit 18.3 fouls per game and they go 69.2% from the charity stripe.
The Iowa State defense gives up 29.1% on shots from behind the 3-point line (132 of 453) and opponents are converting on 71.9% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 10.9 dimes and 32.5 boards per game, which ranks them 54th and 71st in college basketball. The Cyclones on defense are ranked 20th in Division 1 in PPG given up with 61.8. They are able to force 17.5 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 42.2% from the floor (140th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Iowa State
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