West Virginia Mountaineers vs Kansas State Wildcats Prediction, 2/14/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: West Virginia Mountaineers vs Kansas State Wildcats
Date: Monday, February 14, 2022
Location: Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, KS
The West Virginia Mountaineers (14-10) are on their way to Bramlage Coliseum on Monday where they will compete against the Kansas State Wildcats (13-11).
The West Virginia Mountaineers faced off with Oklahoma State and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 81-58 in their last game. In the matter of personal fouls, the Mountaineers walked away with 22 and Oklahoma State recorded 13 personal fouls. They made 3 of their 13 attempts from 3-point range. Oklahoma State finished shooting 76.5% at the charity stripe by knocking down 26 of their 34 tries. In addition, Oklahoma State totaled 48 rebounds (14 offensive, 34 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Oklahoma State totaled 13 dimes and had 5 steals in the game. In reference to defending, West Virginia allowed the other team to shoot 48.1% from the field on 26 out of 54 shooting. They also dished out 7 assists for the contest in addition to creating 15 turnovers and having 7 steals. When discussing grabbing boards, they earned 21 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. At the free throw line, the Mountaineers knocked down 13 of their 16 tries for a rate of 81.3%. West Virginia walked away from the contest with a 31.7% field goal percentage (19 out of 60) and converted 7 of their 27 three-point attempts.
Sean McNeil is someone who played a role in this matchup. He ended up with 12 points on 3 of 5 shooting. He was on the court for 28 minutes but had no rebounds when the time ran out. He went 60.0% from the field and recorded 1 assist.
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West Virginia comes into this game with a win-loss mark of 14-10 for the campaign. They turn it over 12.7 times per game and as a team are committing 17.0 personal fouls per game. As a unit, West Virginia is pulling down 33.2 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 246 dimes on the campaign, which is 325th in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Mountaineers are hitting 31.8% on shots from distance (148 of 466) and 70.5% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 68.1 pts per contest (263rd in the nation) while connecting on 41.5% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Mountaineers are able to force 15.8 turnovers per game and they draw 19.2 personal fouls. They currently rank 216th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 315 conceded this year. The Mountaineers are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 42.9% (578 of 1,346) and they concede 36.8 rebounds per game as a squad. They give up 30.5% on 3-pointers while they are 108th in college basketball in PPG allowed (66.4).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Kansas State Wildcats walked away with a victory by a final of 75-69 when they faced Iowa State. Concerning how they rebounded, Kansas State permitted Iowa State to pull down 38 in total (8 on the offensive glass). They finished 32.0% from distance via 8 out of 25 and finished the contest at 7 of 9 from the charity stripe (77.8%). The Wildcats allowed Iowa State to bury 27 out of 66 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 40.9% in the matchup. When this game wrapped up, the Wildcats finished the game shooting 26 out of 62 from the field which had them shooting 41.9%. Concerning three-point shots, Kansas State converted 10 of 27 attempts (37.0%). They were able to make 13 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 72.2%. Iowa State committed 16 personal fouls in the game which took the Wildcats to the charity stripe for a total of 18 shots. They also gave up possession of the ball 9 times, while recording 8 steals for this contest. The Wildcats were able to corral 27 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 33 in the game.
Nijel Pack ended up having an impact for the Wildcats in the game. He racked up 19 points in his 39 mins of playing time and had 3 assists in the game. He converted 7 of 10 for the contest giving him a rate of 70.0%, and had 6 rebounds.
Kansas State has a win-loss record of 13-11 this year. When it comes to offensive execution, the Wildcats are hitting on 42.1% from the floor, which ranks them 281st in Division 1. Kansas State has scored 1,620 points on the year (67.5 per game) and they pull down 34.5 rebounds per contest. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 13.0 times per game (197th in D-1) and they turn the ball over 11.5 times per game. The Wildcats commit 16.9 personal fouls every game and they hit 70.7% from the charity stripe.
The Wildcats on defense are ranked 47th in D-1 in PPG allowed with 64.0. They are forcing their opponents into 13.2 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 41.3% from the floor (84th in college basketball). The Kansas State defense surrenders 27.0% from downtown (147 of 545) and their opposition makes 68.5% of their free throw attempts. They have relinquished 12.6 dimes and 36.0 rebounds per contest, which is 181st and 263rd in those categories on the defensive end.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take West Virginia
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