Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Kansas State Wildcats Prediction, 1/10/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Kansas State Wildcats
Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Location: Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, KS
Bramlage Coliseum is where the Kansas State Wildcats (14-1) will try to defeat the Oklahoma State Cowboys (9-6) on Tuesday.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys took the court against Texas and went home with a loss by a final score of 56-46 in their last contest. When discussing personal fouls, the Cowboys walked away with 20 and Texas finished the game with 19 personal fouls. They also made 5 of 18 attempts from distance. Texas walked away from this one shooting 81.0% from the free throw line by converting 17 of their 21 shots. Moreover, Texas totaled 36 boards (10 offensive, 26 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Texas doled out 7 dimes and had 10 steals for this game. When talking about defense, Oklahoma State let their opponent shoot 31.5% from the floor on 17 out of 54 shooting. They also recorded 8 assists for the contest while forcing 14 turnovers and earning 5 steals. When it comes to getting rebounds, they compiled 31 with 8 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Cowboys converted 12 of 21 tries for a rate of 57.1%. Oklahoma State wrapped up the contest having earned a 30.4% field goal percentage (14 out of 46) and buried 6 out of their 21 shots from downtown.
Kalib Boone is a player who played a role for the contest. He finished the game shooting 66.7% from the field and dished out 1 assist. He saw the court for 34 minutes and also collected 10 rebounds. He accumulated 16 points on 6 out of 9 shooting.
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Oklahoma State enters this contest with a mark of 9-6 this season. They average 69.3 points per game (241st in the country) while hitting 44.4% from the field. The Cowboys are connecting on 33.3% on shots from 3-point land (107 of 321) and 71.2% from the charity stripe. As a team, Oklahoma State is pulling in 38.1 boards per game and has accounted for 199 dimes on the year, which has them ranked 249th in Division 1 in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 15.1 times per contest and as a group they commit 17.1 fouls per contest.
When they are on the defensive end, the Cowboys are forcing their opponents into 13.6 turnovers per game and they draw 17.2 fouls. They relinquish 28.4% on 3-pointers and they are 28th in college basketball in points per game from their opponents (61.5). The Cowboys are allowing a shooting percentage of 36.4% (313 of 859) and they surrender 32.6 rebounds per game as a unit. They are ranked 25th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 151 conceded for the season.
When they last played, the Kansas State Wildcats walked away with a victory by a final of 97-95 when they faced Baylor. The Wildcats earned 22 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards totaling 29 for the contest. They coughed up the ball 12 times, while recording 4 steals in the matchup. Baylor earned 20 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Wildcats to the free throw line for a total of 21 attempts. They were able to make 18 of them for a percentage of 85.7%. Pertaining to shots from distance, Kansas State made 11 of 25 tries (44.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Wildcats finished the game shooting 34 out of 64 from the floor which had them at 53.1%. The Wildcats permitted Baylor to make 29 out of their 65 tries from the field which had them shooting 44.6% in this game. They finished shooting 32.0% from distance by going 8 of 25 and ended up going 29 of 38 from the charity stripe (76.3%). With respect to how they rebounded, Kansas State permitted Baylor to collect 32 in total (13 offensive).
Markquis Nowell ended up having an impact for the Wildcats in the game. He converted 8 out of 16 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and had 1 rebound. He earned 32 points in his 43 mins on the hardwood and added 14 assists for the game.
Kansas State has a win-loss record of 14-1 for the year. As an offense, the Wildcats are connecting on 47.9% from the field, which ranks them 39th in the nation. Kansas State has tallied 1,196 pts on the season (79.7 per game) and they average 35.1 boards per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 19.1 times per contest (5th in college hoops) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.2 times per game. The Wildcats are committing 17.3 fouls every game and they connect on 73.8% from the free throw line.
The Kansas State defense allows 31.6% on shots from 3-point land (90 of 285) and their opponents are making 66.7% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 12.5 assists and 32.3 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 176th and 78th in college hoops. The Wildcats on the defensive side of the court are 124th in Division 1 in points allowed per game with 66.9. They are able to force 16.3 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.5% from the field (165th in the nation).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Oklahoma State
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