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Kansas State Wildcats vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs - 12/21/13

Gonzaga Bulldogs (10-1) at Kansas State Wildcats (7-3)

College Basketball: Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 3:30 pm (Bramlage Coliseum)

The Line: Kansas State Wildcats +6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN2

The Kansas State Wildcats and the Gonzaga Bulldogs face off on Saturday in Wichita in college basketball action.

The Kansas State Wildcats have won their last five games in a row but they are just 1-2 in neutral site games this season. KSU hasn’t played a team ranked in the top 25 this year and they have played the 261st ranked schedule overall. Marcus Foster leads the Wildcats averaging 14.4 points per game. Shane Southwell is averaging 9.8 points and 5.6 rebounds, Will Spradling is averaging 8.2 points, and Thomas Gipson is averaging 11.8 points and 5.8 rebounds. Kansas State is averaging 66 points and they are shooting 41 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 59.4 points and their opponents are shooting 40.1 percent. Kansas State starts their Big 12 schedule with Oklahoma State on January 4th.

Kansas State Wildcats vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs - 12/21/13

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The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 10-1 for the season and are ranked 15th in the nation. Gonzaga lost to Dayton but since then they have reeled off six consecutive wins. Kevin Pangos leads the Zags averaging 18.7 points per game. Sam Dower is averaging 14.6 points and 7.4 rebounds, Gary Bell is averaging 14.5 points, and Przemek Karnowski is averaging 9.8 points and 8.1 rebounds. Gonzaga is averaging 87.5 points and they are shooting 52.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 70.7 points and their opponents are shooting 40.5 percent. Gonzaga was a number one seed in the NCAA Tournament a year ago.

Kansas State is 4-11-1 against the spread in their last 16 non-conference games, 1-4 against the spread in their last five neutral site games, and 1-5-1 against the spread after allowing less than 50 points in their previous game. Gonzaga is 7-1 against the spread against the Big 12, 3-7-1 against the spread in their last 11 non-conference games, and 14-3-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread.

If this game was at Gonzaga I would like their chances of covering but it isn’t and I see it being close. 

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