Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Kansas State Wildcats Prediction, 1/15/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Kansas State Wildcats
Date: Saturday, January 15, 2022
Location: Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, KS
The Texas Tech Red Raiders (12-3) are on their way to Bramlage Coliseum on Saturday where they will play the Kansas State Wildcats (8-7).
The Texas Tech Red Raiders faced Baylor and took home the win by a score of 65-62 in their last contest. In the matter of fouls, the Red Raiders finished with 13 while Baylor recorded 12 fouls. They also made 8 out of their 24 shots from beyond the perimeter. Baylor finished 61.5% from the free throw line by burying 8 of 13 shots. Additionally, Baylor totaled 31 rebounds (9 offensive, 22 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Baylor dished out 14 assists and had 5 steals in this contest. In reference to defending, Texas Tech allowed the other team to go 41.1% from the floor on 23 out of 56 shooting. They also doled out 16 dimes in this matchup while forcing 11 turnovers and getting 6 steals. In the matter of hauling in rebounds, they compiled 29 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. From the charity stripe, the Red Raiders converted 5 of their 7 tries for a rate of 71.4%. Texas Tech walked away from the contest with a 50.9% FG percentage (28 out of 55) and knocked down 4 out of their 14 shots from beyond the arc.
Adonis Arms is one guy who was a major contributor in the game. He left the arena with 14 points on 7 out of 13 shooting. He saw the court for 33 mins and also grabbed 9 boards. He ended up going 53.8% from the floor and also recorded 5 assists.
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Texas Tech heads into this game with a win-loss mark of 12-3 on the year. They turn the ball over 13.8 times per game and as a team are committing 16.5 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Texas Tech is snagging 39.1 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 228 assists on the campaign, which ranks 94th in college hoops in terms of passing the rock. The Red Raiders are hitting 33.2% on 3-point shots (104 of 313) and 66.1% from the free throw line. They average 75.0 pts per game (120th in Division 1) while hitting 47.9% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Red Raiders have forced 16.7 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.9 fouls. They relinquish 31.5% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 13th in D-1 in PPG allowed (58.5). The Red Raiders defensively are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 37.8% (295 of 780) and they surrender 28.9 boards per contest as a squad. They currently rank 110th in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 167 relinquished for the year.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Kansas State Wildcats took a loss by a final score of 60-57 against TCU. The Wildcats collected 20 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards totaling 26 in the game. They coughed up the ball 12 times, while recording 9 steals in the matchup. TCU earned 18 fouls for this game which took the Wildcats to the free throw line for a total of 22 tries. They were able to convert 11 of those for a rate of 50.0%. When discussing shooting from distance, Kansas State made 6 of 20 tries (30.0%). When the game finished, the Wildcats finished the game shooting 20 out of 51 from the floor which had them shooting 39.2%. The Wildcats allowed TCU to make 21 out of their 53 attempts from the field which left them shooting 39.6% for the game. They went 30.0% from beyond the arc by going 6 out of 20 and ended up shooting 12 of 23 at the free throw line (52.2%). In regard to team rebounding, Kansas State allowed TCU to snag 39 overall (12 on the offensive side).
Markquis Nowell ended up being important for the Wildcats for this game. He converted 7 of 12 in the matchup for a rate of 58.3%, and had 3 rebounds. He tallied 18 points in his 34 mins of playing time and had 4 dimes in the game.
Kansas State has a record of 8-7 on the year. The Wildcats have committed 16.7 fouls per contest and they shoot 73.0% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 13.5 times per contest (175th in Division 1) and they turn it over 11.7 times per contest. Kansas State has totaled 1,031 points for the campaign (68.7 per contest) and they pull in 36.4 boards per game. As an offensive unit, the Wildcats are connecting on 42.8% from the field, which has them ranked 253rd in college basketball.
The Kansas State defense gives up 26.7% on shots from behind the 3-point line (95 of 356) and opponents are knocking down 66.0% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 11.9 assists and 35.2 total rebounds per game, ranking them 124th and 211th in the country. The Wildcats defensively are ranked 31st in college basketball in PPG given up with 61.7. They are forcing their opponents into 13.4 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 39.2% from the floor (35th in the country).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Kansas State
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