Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Kansas State Wildcats Prediction, 12/17/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Kansas State Wildcats
Date: Saturday, December 17, 2022
Location: T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, MO
TV: Hulu Live TV
The Kansas State Wildcats (9-1) are hosting the Nebraska Cornhuskers (6-5) at T-Mobile Center on Saturday.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers faced off with Purdue and took a loss by a final of 65-62 in their last game. Nebraska finished the contest having earned a 31.9% field goal percentage (23 out of 72) and made 9 of their 32 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the free throw line, the Cornhuskers converted 7 of their 10 attempts for a rate of 70.0%. In reference to hauling in boards, they collected a total of 37 with 13 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 11 assists for the matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and having 6 steals. In regard to defense, Nebraska allowed their opponent to shoot 39.7% from the floor on 23 of 58 shooting. Purdue dished out 10 dimes and had 3 steals in this game. On top of that, Purdue collected 45 rebounds (13 offensive, 32 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Purdue ended up shooting 60.0% from the charity stripe by making 12 of 20 shots. They also made 7 out of their 29 shots from 3-point land. Concerning fouls, the Cornhuskers walked away with 23 and Purdue had 17 fouls.
Keisei Tominaga is one player who was a major contributor in the game. He shot 50.0% from the field and earned 1 assist. He was on the hardwood for 27 mins played and totaled 3 boards. He accounted for 19 points on 6 of 12 shooting.
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Nebraska heads into this one with a record of 6-5 this year. They are turning it over 12.8 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 12.5 fouls every game. As a team, Nebraska is snagging 37.1 rebounds per game and is sitting with 155 dimes this year, which is 118th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. The Cornhuskers are hitting 31.0% on 3-pointers (74 of 239) and 64.0% from the free throw line. They are averaging 68.7 pts per game (265th in the country) while going 44.8% from the floor.
On defense, the Cornhuskers are forcing their opponents into 13.9 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.0 personal fouls. They are ranked 321st in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 162 conceded on the campaign. The Cornhuskers defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 43.0% (281 of 653) and they relinquish 33.6 boards per contest as a group. They give up 33.3% on shots from downtown while they are 103rd in college basketball in opponents points per game (65.5).
In their last game, the Kansas State Wildcats walked away with a victory by a final of 98-64 when they played Incarnate Word. When talking about rebounding, Kansas State permitted Incarnate Word to get 26 in all (7 offensive). They went 36.8% from distance by shooting 7 of 19 and finished the contest at 7 out of 12 at the free throw line (58.3%). The Wildcats permitted Incarnate Word to knock down 25 out of their 55 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 45.5% for the matchup. When all was said and done, the Wildcats ended up going 39 out of 66 from the floor which had them at 59.1%. With regard to shooting from 3-point land, Kansas State knocked down 12 out of 26 tries (46.2%). They were able to knock down 8 of those for a clip of 57.1%. Incarnate Word had 21 personal fouls in the game which got the Wildcats to the free throw line for a total of 14 attempts. They also coughed it up 8 times, while earning 11 steals in this game. The Wildcats collected 28 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 37 in this matchup.
Keyontae Johnson ended up having an impact for the Wildcats for this contest. He converted 7 out of 9 in this game for a rate of 77.8%, and had 4 rebounds. He earned 18 points in his 24 mins on the hardwood and totaled 5 assists in the game.
Kansas State has a record of 9-1 on the year. The Wildcats commit 16.2 personal fouls every game and they connect on 72.2% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 18.1 times per contest (16th in the country) and they are turning it over 13.7 times per contest. Kansas State has accumulated 757 pts on the year (75.7 per game) and they pull down 34.5 rebounds per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Wildcats are connecting on 47.5% from the floor, which has them ranked 74th in the nation.
The Kansas State defense concedes 32.2% on shots from distance (56 of 174) and opponents are knocking down 65.3% of their foul shots. They have conceded 11.3 assists and 30.6 boards on a nightly basis, which is 102nd and 27th in college basketball. The Wildcats on the defensive side of the court are 31st in Division 1 in PPG allowed with 60.9. They have forced 17.7 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 42.6% from the floor (175th 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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