Florida Gators vs Kansas State Wildcats Prediction, 1/28/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Florida Gators vs Kansas State Wildcats
Date: Saturday, January 28, 2023
Location: Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, KS
The Kansas State Wildcats (17-3) will go up against the Florida Gators (12-8) at Bramlage Coliseum on Saturday.
The Florida Gators faced South Carolina and earned the victory with a final of 81-60 in their last contest. Florida walked away from the game with a 47.0% field goal percentage (31 out of 66) and converted 7 out of their 27 three-point attempts. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Gators converted 12 of their 17 attempts for a rate of 70.6%. In reference to hauling in boards, they earned 33 with 5 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 21 assists in the game while forcing the other team into 15 turnovers and having 10 steals. When it comes to defense, Florida allowed their opponent to shoot 36.7% from the field on 22 out of 60 shooting. South Carolina recorded 8 dimes and had 5 steals for the matchup. Furthermore, South Carolina pulled down 40 rebounds (10 offensive, 30 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. South Carolina ended up going 57.9% from the charity stripe by knocking down 11 of 19 attempts. They also converted 5 out of their 14 shots from 3-point land. With respect to fouls, the Gators ended up finishing with 16 and South Carolina finished the game with 16 fouls.
Colin Castleton is one player who was a contributor for the matchup. He finished the game shooting 70.0% from the field and distributed 3 assists. He was on the hardwood for 22 minutes and also totaled 3 rebounds. He ended up finishing with 18 points on 7 of 10 shooting.
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Florida heads into this game with a record of 12-8 on the year. They cough up possession 11.6 times per game and as a team they commit 16.6 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Florida is grabbing 36.1 rebounds per game and has tallied 253 dimes for the campaign, which is 260th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Gators are hitting 33.0% on shots beyond the perimeter (139 of 421) and 74.3% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 72.8 pts per game (158th in the country) while connecting on 44.1% from the floor.
Defensively, the Gators have forced 13.1 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.9 personal fouls. They are giving up 31.5% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 68th in D-1 in PPG from their opponents (65.1). The Gators defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 39.8% (475 of 1,194) and they surrender 36.7 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are currently ranked 63rd in Division 1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 223 surrendered for the season.
In their last game, the Kansas State Wildcats took a loss by a score of 80-76 against Iowa State. The Wildcats were able to corral 13 defensive boards and 3 offensive rebounds for a total of 16 in this matchup. They also turned the ball over 14 times, while earning 9 steals for the contest. Iowa State earned 18 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Wildcats to the charity stripe for 25 attempts. They were able to make 17 of those for a percentage of 68.0%. With respect to 3-pointers, Kansas State converted 9 out of their 16 attempts (56.3%). Overall, the Wildcats went 25 out of 48 from the floor which had them at 52.1%. The Wildcats allowed Iowa State to make 28 of 49 tries from the floor which had them shooting 57.1% in this matchup. They wrapped up this game 31.3% from distance by connecting on 5 of 16 and ended up going 19 of 25 at the charity stripe (76.0%). Concerning how they attacked the glass, Kansas State permitted Iowa State to collect 23 in total (7 on the offensive side).
Markquis Nowell ended up being a major contributor for the Wildcats in the game. He totaled 23 points in his 38 minutes on the hardwood and totaled 9 dimes in this contest. He buried 6 of 17 for the game giving him a rate of 35.3%, and totaled 2 rebounds.
Kansas State has a win-loss record of 17-3 on the year. As an offense, the Wildcats are hitting on 46.7% from the field, which is 70th in the nation. Kansas State has accounted for 1,556 pts for the campaign (77.8 per game) and they snag 35.1 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 17.9 times per contest (8th in D-1) and they are turning it over 13.9 times per game. The Wildcats are committing 17.4 fouls per game and they shoot 74.0% from the charity stripe.
The Wildcats on the defensive end are ranked 151st in the country in points per game surrendered with 68.2. They have forced 15.5 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 42.3% from the field (130th in Division 1). The Kansas State defense concedes 29.0% on 3-pointers (116 of 400) and their opponents are knocking down 67.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have given up 13.4 assists and 33.6 boards per game, which is 236th and 146th in college basketball.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kansas State
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