TCU Horned Frogs vs Kansas State Wildcats Prediction, 3/9/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: TCU Horned Frogs vs Kansas State Wildcats
Date: Thursday, March 9, 2023
Location: T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, MO
The TCU Horned Frogs (20-11) are headed to T-Mobile Center on Thursday where they will take on the Kansas State Wildcats (23-8).
The TCU Horned Frogs played Oklahoma and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 74-60 in their last contest. With respect to personal fouls, the Horned Frogs ended up with 18 while Oklahoma finished the game with 14 personal fouls. They made 7 of 20 tries from three-point range. Oklahoma finished the game at 73.9% when shooting free throws by making 17 of 23 shots. In addition, Oklahoma snagged 40 boards (9 offensive, 31 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Oklahoma totaled 13 assists and had 2 steals in this contest. With regard to the defense, TCU allowed 50.0% from the field on 25 out of 50 shooting. They also doled out 7 assists in the game as well as forcing the other team into 10 turnovers and getting 6 steals. In relation to pulling down boards, they earned 24 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. From the charity stripe, the Horned Frogs made 7 of their 11 attempts for a percentage of 63.6%. TCU ended the contest having earned a 37.7% field goal percentage (23 out of 61) and made 7 out of their 19 three-point attempts.
Mike Miles is a guy who had an impact in this matchup. He totaled 17 points on 7 of 13 shooting. He saw the court for 34 minutes and pulled down 2 boards. He finished 53.8% from the floor but wasn't able to get a dime.
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TCU steps onto the court with a win-loss record of 20-11 this year. They turn it over 12.2 times per game and as a squad they are committing 16.1 fouls every game. As a unit, TCU is pulling in 35.7 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 506 assists for the campaign, which has them ranked 23rd in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. The Horned Frogs are connecting on 29.6% on 3-pointers (161 of 544) and 70.1% from the free throw line. They have an average of 75.5 points per outing (89th in college hoops) while shooting 46.2% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Horned Frogs are able to force 15.6 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.6 personal fouls. They rank 264th in college basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 435 relinquished on the year. The Horned Frogs are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 42.5% (768 of 1,805) and they concede 34.3 boards per contest as a group. They relinquish 31.1% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 119th in college basketball in points per game allowed (68.0).
When they last played, the Kansas State Wildcats walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 89-81 when they faced West Virginia. When talking about cleaning up the glass, Kansas State permitted West Virginia to pull down 29 in total (7 on the offensive glass). They finished 31.8% from beyond the arc via 7 of 22 and finished the game at 22 out of 25 from the free throw line (88.0%). The Wildcats allowed West Virginia to bury 30 out of their 59 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 50.8% in this game. In all, the Wildcats went 30 out of 67 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 44.8%. With respect to three-point shots, Kansas State knocked down 12 out of their 28 tries (42.9%). They were able to knock down 9 of them for a clip of 75.0%. West Virginia committed 14 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Wildcats to the charity stripe for a total of 12 shots. They also gave up possession of the ball 19 times, while recording 10 steals in the game. The Wildcats were able to snag 22 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 33 for the contest.
Keyontae Johnson pitched in for the Wildcats for the game. He scored 24 points in his 38 mins of playing time and totaled 2 assists in this matchup. He made 10 of 21 for this game giving him a rate of 47.6%, and earned 6 rebounds.
Kansas State has a mark of 23-8 on the year. The Wildcats have committed 17.8 personal fouls per game while shooting 74.9% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 16.9 times per game (12th in the nation) and they turn it over 14.2 times per contest. Kansas State has totaled 2,349 points on the year (75.8 per game) and they average 35.5 rebounds per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Wildcats are hitting on 45.4% from the floor, which ranks them 138th in college hoops.
The Wildcats on defense are ranked 139th in college hoops in PPG allowed with 68.7. They are forcing 15.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 42.0% from the field (77th in D-1). The Kansas State defense allows 29.5% on 3-point attempts (192 of 650) and their opposition makes 69.2% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 13.4 dimes and 33.4 rebounds per game, which ranks 229th and 133rd in those categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Kansas State
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