West Virginia Mountaineers vs Kansas State Wildcats Prediction, 12/31/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: West Virginia Mountaineers vs Kansas State Wildcats
Date: Saturday, December 31, 2022
Location: Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, KS
TV: Youtube TV
Bramlage Coliseum is the location where the Kansas State Wildcats (11-1) will compete against the West Virginia Mountaineers (10-2) on Saturday.
The West Virginia Mountaineers played Stony Brook and went home with a win by a final score of 75-64 in their last game. In reference to fouls, the Mountaineers finished with 16 while Stony Brook totaled 19 fouls. They converted 9 of their 28 shots from distance. Stony Brook finished shooting 100.0% from the free throw line by making 15 of 15 attempts. In addition, Stony Brook had 32 rebounds (8 offensive, 24 defensive), but didn't have a block. Stony Brook earned 8 dimes and had 4 steals in the game. When it comes to defending, West Virginia allowed their opponent to shoot 38.5% from the field on 20 out of 52 shooting. They also doled out 14 assists in this matchup in addition to forcing the opposition into 13 turnovers and having 8 steals. In regard to hauling in boards, they compiled a total of 28 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. At the free throw line, the Mountaineers buried 18 of 21 attempts for a rate of 85.7%. West Virginia ended having earned a 41.8% field goal percentage (23 out of 55) and made 11 out of their 26 3-point attempts.
Kedrian Johnson is a guy who was a factor in the matchup. He walked away with 18 points on 4 of 9 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 37 mins played and snagged 3 rebounds. He finished the game at 44.4% from the floor and also totaled 1 assist.
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West Virginia steps onto the court with a mark of 10-2 for the campaign. They are averaging 81.3 points per outing (30th in the nation) while hitting 49.2% from the field. The Mountaineers are shooting 38.3% on three-point shots (93 of 243) and 73.9% from the free throw line. As a unit, West Virginia is pulling in 34.5 rebounds per game and has accumulated 181 dimes this year, which has them ranked 144th in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 12.2 times per contest and as a squad they commit 18.8 personal fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Mountaineers are able to force 16.8 turnovers every game and they draw 21.6 fouls. They surrender 32.5% from 3-point land while they are 117th in D-1 in PPG allowed (66.3). The Mountaineers are giving up a shooting percentage of 42.3% (272 of 643) and they relinquish 30.9 boards per contest as a unit. They currently rank 101st in D-1 in allowing assists with 142 surrendered this year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Kansas State Wildcats took home the win by a final score of 73-65 against Radford. The Wildcats earned 26 defensive boards and 13 offensive boards for a total of 39 in this game. They also coughed it up 11 times, while earning 6 steals for the contest. Radford had 14 personal fouls for this game which got the Wildcats to the charity stripe for 15 attempts. They were able to make 10 of those for a rate of 66.7%. In the matter of shooting from distance, Kansas State made 5 out of their 17 attempts (29.4%). When the final whistle was blown, the Wildcats ended up going 29 out of 59 from the field which had them at 49.2%. The Wildcats permitted Radford to convert 24 of 59 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 40.7% for the matchup. They finished 35.0% from 3-point land by hitting 7 of 20 and finished the contest at 10 of 18 at the charity stripe (55.6%). With respect to how they rebounded, Kansas State allowed Radford to snag 23 overall (7 on the offensive glass).
Nae'Qwan Tomlin was important for the Wildcats in this matchup. He converted 11 of 18 for the contest for a field goal rate of 61.1%, and added 9 rebounds. He tallied 26 points in his 33 minutes of playing time and had 1 assist for this game.
Kansas State has a mark of 11-1 for the campaign. As an offense, the Wildcats are connecting on 47.0% from the floor, which ranks them 81st in Division 1. Kansas State has accounted for 901 points this season (75.1 per contest) and they pull down 35.5 boards per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 18.4 times per game (12th in college basketball) and they turn it over 13.6 times per game. The Wildcats are responsible for committing 15.8 fouls per contest while shooting 71.6% from the free throw line.
The Wildcats on the defensive end are ranked 27th in college hoops in PPG given up with 60.8. They are able to force 16.9 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 41.5% from the floor (115th in the nation). The Kansas State defense gives up 31.2% on shots from behind the 3-point line (67 of 215) and their opposition knocks down 65.3% of their foul shots. They have conceded 11.3 assists and 31.0 boards per contest, which ranks them 93rd and 33rd 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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