Kansas State Wildcats vs Baylor Bears Prediction, 1/7/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Kansas State Wildcats vs Baylor Bears
Date: Saturday, January 7, 2023
Location: Ferrell Center in Waco, TX
TV: Youtube TV
Ferrell Center is where the Baylor Bears (10-3) will compete against the Kansas State Wildcats (13-1) on Saturday.
The Kansas State Wildcats took the court against Texas and took home the win by a score of 116-103 in their last contest. Regarding personal fouls, the Wildcats ended up finishing with 19 and Texas finished the game with 26 personal fouls. They also buried 11 out of their 27 tries from downtown. Texas finished the contest at 84.6% at the free throw line by knocking down 22 of 26 attempts. Additionally, Texas collected 24 rebounds (6 offensive, 18 defensive), but didn't have a block. Texas totaled 18 dimes and had 6 steals for the matchup. When talking about defending, Kansas State let their opponent shoot 51.5% from the field on 35 out of 68 shooting. They also doled out 23 assists in this game while creating 9 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In reference to hauling in rebounds, they collected 31 with 6 of them being offensive. When they shot from the free throw line, the Wildcats made 31 of 33 attempts for a rate of 93.9%. Kansas State wrapped up the contest with a 60.0% field goal percentage (36 of 60) and made 13 of their 24 3-point shots.
Markquis Nowell is someone who played a role for the matchup. He recorded 36 points on 9 out of 15 shooting. He saw the court for 38 mins and grabbed 3 rebounds. He finished the contest at 60.0% from the floor and totaled 9 dimes.
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Kansas State will enter this game with a win-loss record of 13-1 on the campaign. They turn it over 13.3 times per game and as a squad are committing 16.8 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Kansas State is grabbing 35.4 rebounds per game and is sitting with 263 dimes this year, which ranks 14th in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. The Wildcats are connecting on 35.0% on 3-pointers (97 of 277) and 72.9% from the free throw line. They have an average of 78.5 points per game (58th in the nation) while going 47.5% from the field.
Defensively, the Wildcats are forcing 16.6 turnovers per game and they draw 19.0 fouls. They are giving up 31.5% on shots from downtown and they are 83rd in the nation in PPG allowed (64.9). The Wildcats defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 42.4% (322 of 760) and they surrender 32.0 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are ranked 114th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 165 surrendered on the year.
In their last game, the Baylor Bears took a defeat with a final score of 88-87 against TCU. When talking about how they cleaned up the glass, Baylor allowed TCU to collect 27 overall (9 on the offensive glass). They shot 21.4% from three-point range by shooting 3 out of 14 and finished the game at 19 out of 23 from the free throw line (82.6%). The Bears permitted TCU to convert 33 of their 68 tries from the field which had them shooting 48.5% in the game. When this game wrapped up, the Bears went 24 out of 54 from the floor which had them shooting 44.4%. When it comes to shots from beyond the perimeter, Baylor knocked down 11 of their 24 attempts (45.8%). They were able to convert 28 of them for a rate of 84.8%. TCU committed 20 personal fouls in this game which got the Bears to the free throw line for 33 tries. They gave up possession of the ball 15 times, while recording 3 steals in this matchup. The Bears collected 24 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards totaling 35 for the matchup.
Keyonte George ended up being a major contributor for the Bears for this game. He converted 6 out of 13 in the game for a field goal percentage of 46.2%, and had 6 rebounds. He scored 27 points in his 27 mins of playing time and had 2 dimes in this contest.
Baylor has a mark of 10-3 this season. The Bears are committing 18.0 fouls per game and they hit 71.8% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 16.6 times per game (29th in Division 1) and they are turning it over 14.2 times per contest. Baylor has totaled 1,031 pts so far this season (79.3 per game) and they average 36.5 boards per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Bears are hitting on 46.5% from the field, which has them ranked 91st in the country.
The Bears on the defensive end are ranked 115th in college hoops in points allowed per contest with 66.3. They are able to force 16.8 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 42.6% from the field (178th in college hoops). The Baylor defense surrenders 34.3% on 3-point attempts (91 of 265) and their opponents are connecting on 68.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 14.2 assists and 31.0 total rebounds per game, which is 289th and 34th in the country.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Baylor
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