Kansas State Wildcats vs TCU Horned Frogs Prediction, 2/5/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Kansas State Wildcats vs TCU Horned Frogs
Date: Saturday, February 5, 2022
Location: Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena in Fort Worth, TX
The TCU Horned Frogs (15-4) will go up against the Kansas State Wildcats (11-10) at Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena on Saturday.
The Kansas State Wildcats faced Oklahoma State and went home with a win by a final score of 71-68 in their last game. When it comes to personal fouls, the Wildcats ended up finishing with 9 and Oklahoma State finished the game with 12 personal fouls. They made 8 out of their 25 attempts from 3-point land. Oklahoma State shot 85.7% from the free throw line by converting 6 of 7 attempts. Additionally, Oklahoma State pulled down 28 boards (7 offensive, 21 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Oklahoma State doled out 16 dimes and had 4 steals for this contest. In regard to the defense, Kansas State allowed the other team to shoot 47.4% from the field on 27 of 57 shooting. They also doled out 13 assists for the contest in addition to forcing the other team into 13 turnovers and getting 6 steals. Concerning hauling in rebounds, they earned 30 with 10 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Wildcats converted 8 of 10 tries for a percentage of 80.0%. Kansas State walked away from the contest having earned a 45.0% FG percentage (27 of 60) and made 9 of 23 3-pointers.
Nijel Pack is a guy who was a major contributor in the matchup. He totaled 22 points on 9 of 17 shooting. He played for 36 minutes and also grabbed 3 rebounds. He finished shooting 52.9% from the floor and also earned 2 assists.
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Kansas State will play this contest with a record of 11-10 on the campaign. They lose possession by turning the ball over 11.3 times per game and as a squad are committing 16.9 fouls per game. As a unit, Kansas State is snagging 34.6 boards per game and has tallied 273 assists on the campaign, which ranks 181st in D-1 in terms of passing. The Wildcats are shooting 33.9% on 3-point shots (169 of 498) and 70.9% from the free throw line. They average 67.1 pts per game (289th in Division 1) while hitting 42.0% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Wildcats are able to force 13.3 turnovers every game while drawing 15.1 personal fouls. They are conceding 27.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 39th in Division 1 in PPG allowed (63.3). The Wildcats defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 41.0% (474 of 1,155) and they concede 35.6 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They rank 176th in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 257 surrendered on the campaign.
In their last game, the TCU Horned Frogs got the win with a final of 72-63 against Oklahoma. When discussing rebounding, TCU allowed Oklahoma to snag 18 in all (5 offensive). They shot 23.1% from downtown by going 6 of 26 and ended up shooting 13 out of 17 at the free throw line (76.5%). The Horned Frogs permitted Oklahoma to convert 22 of 54 tries from the floor which had them at 40.7% in this matchup. Overall, the Horned Frogs shot 28 for 53 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 52.8%. With regard to shots from beyond the arc, TCU made 5 out of 17 attempts (29.4%). They were able to knock down 11 of them for a percentage of 78.6%. Oklahoma committed 14 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Horned Frogs to the free throw line for a total of 14 attempts. They turned the ball over 12 times, while getting 3 steals in the matchup. The Horned Frogs recorded 25 defensive boards and 13 offensive boards totaling 38 for the contest.
Chuck O'Bannon ended up having an impact for the Horned Frogs in the matchup. He made 6 of 9 for the game for a field goal rate of 66.7%, and accumulated 6 rebounds. He tallied 19 points in his 26 minutes on the hardwood, but went home with no dimes.
TCU has a win-loss record of 15-4 on the season. The Horned Frogs are responsible for committing 14.3 personal fouls per contest and they hit 66.9% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 13.9 times per contest (138th in college basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.3 times per game. TCU has tallied 1,312 pts this year (69.1 per contest) and they pull down 41.5 boards per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Horned Frogs are hitting on 43.3% from the floor, which is ranked 225th in Division 1.
The TCU defense gives up 31.2% on 3-pointers (128 of 410) and their opposition knocks down 67.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 12.5 assists and 31.1 total boards per game, which has them ranked 169th and 33rd in the country. The Horned Frogs on the defensive side of the court are 23rd in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 61.8. They are able to force 13.2 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.1% from the floor (41st in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kansas State
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