Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Kansas State Wildcats Prediction, 1/21/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Kansas State Wildcats
Date: Saturday, January 21, 2023
Location: Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, KS
The Kansas State Wildcats (16-2) will take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders (10-8) at Bramlage Coliseum on Saturday.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders took the court against Baylor and ended up losing by a score of 81-74 in their last contest. Texas Tech ended the game with a 50.9% FG percentage (27 of 53) and knocked down 12 out of their 31 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Red Raiders made 8 of their 15 attempts for a percentage of 53.3%. Concerning pulling down boards, they compiled 29 with 10 of them being offensive. They also doled out 17 dimes in this game in addition to creating 3 turnovers and getting 2 steals. When talking about the defense, Texas Tech allowed the other team to shoot 48.3% from the field on 28 of 58 shooting. Baylor earned 16 dimes and had 7 steals for this contest. On top of that, Baylor had 28 rebounds (11 offensive, 17 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Baylor ended up going 77.8% at the free throw line by converting 14 of their 18 shots. They also converted 11 of 29 attempts from distance. When discussing personal fouls, the Red Raiders ended up with 14 and Baylor totaled 18 personal fouls.
Jaylon Tyson is one player who played a role for the game. He accounted for 19 points on 7 of 13 shooting. He saw the court for 33 mins and collected 12 rebounds. He finished shooting 53.8% from the floor and also earned 1 assist.
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Texas Tech will take the court with a record of 10-8 for the campaign. They turn the ball over 14.5 times per game and as a squad are committing 14.6 fouls per contest. As a team, Texas Tech is pulling down 35.3 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 257 assists so far this season, which ranks 149th in college basketball in terms of passing. The Red Raiders are connecting on 35.2% on three-point shots (135 of 384) and 70.9% from the free throw line. They have an average of 76.1 points per outing (87th in Division 1) while connecting on 48.1% from the floor.
On defense, the Red Raiders are forcing 15.4 turnovers per game while drawing 18.1 fouls. They rank 162nd in college basketball in giving up assists with 230 surrendered for the campaign. The Red Raiders defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 41.6% (436 of 1,047) and they concede 31.5 boards per game as a unit. They give up 32.9% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 102nd in college hoops in PPG from their opponents (66.4).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Kansas State Wildcats went home victorious with a score of 83-82 against Kansas. The Wildcats recorded 27 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards for a total of 38 in this game. They also turned the ball over 13 times, while getting 12 steals in this matchup. Kansas was called for 25 fouls in this matchup which got the Wildcats to the free throw line for 33 shots. They were able to knock down 26 of the free throw tries for a rate of 78.8%. Concerning shots from beyond the arc, Kansas State made 7 out of 17 tries (41.2%). At the conclusion of this game, the Wildcats ended up going 25 out of 60 from the field which gave them a rate of 41.7%. The Wildcats allowed Kansas to convert 26 of 60 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.3% for this contest. They finished 20.7% from distance by shooting 6 of 29 and finished the contest at 24 of 34 from the free throw line (70.6%). When talking about rebounding, Kansas State permitted Kansas to grab 32 in all (8 on the offensive side).
Keyontae Johnson ended up being a major contributor for the Wildcats in the matchup. He made 7 out of 17 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 41.2%, and accounted for 8 rebounds. He recorded 24 points in his 34 minutes of playing time and had 2 dimes for the contest.
Kansas State has a mark of 16-2 for the campaign. As an offensive unit, the Wildcats are connecting on 46.6% from the floor, which is ranked 74th in the country. Kansas State has 1,412 points so far this year (78.4 per game) and they snag 35.8 rebounds per contest. They are dishing out assists 18.3 times per game (7th in college hoops) and they are turning it over 13.8 times per contest. The Wildcats are committing 17.3 personal fouls every game and they hit 74.4% from the charity stripe.
The Wildcats on defense are ranked 149th in college basketball in PPG surrendered with 68.1. They are able to force 15.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 42.3% from the floor (141st in D-1). The Kansas State defense surrenders 29.3% on 3-point shots (104 of 355) and opponents are making 67.6% of their shots from the free throw line. They allow 13.5 dimes and 33.5 boards every game, which is 242nd and 142nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Texas Tech
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