Tennessee vs. Kansas State - 12/6/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas State Wildcats (4-3) at Tennessee Volunteers (2-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 3:15 pm (Thompson-Boling Arena)
The Line: Tennessee Volunteers -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Tennessee Volunteers and the Kansas State Wildcats face off on Saturday in Knoxville in SEC vs. Big 12 college basketball action.
The Tennessee Volunteers are off to their typical slow start as they are 2-3 so far this season and they have lost their last two games. Tennessee is averaging 65.8 points and they are shooting 43.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 69.8 points and their opponents are shooting 43.9 percent. Josh Richardson leads the Vols averaging 15.8 points and 4.6 rebounds per game. Armani Moore is averaging 12 points and 7.0 rebounds, Kevin Punter is averaging 9.6 points, Detrick Mostella is averaging 8.2 points. Tennessee plays Butler and NC State in their next two games.
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The Kansas State Wildcats are 4-3 this season but with their last win coming against D-2 competition they have lost three of their last four against D-1 opponents. Kansas State is averaging 75.4 points and they are shooting 47.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 71 points per game and their opponents shoot 48.3 percent. Marcus Foster leads KSU averaging 14.9 points per game. Thomas Gipson is averaging 13 points and 4.4 rebounds, Nino Williams is averaging 11.6 points, and Nigel Johnson is averaging 7.0 points. Kansas State has played a brutal schedule but it won’t get any easier when Big 12 play starts.
Tennessee is 7-1-1 against the spread in their last nine home games against a team with a losing road record, 3-1-1 against the spread in their last five games against a team with a winning record, and 1-5 against the spread against the Big 12. Kansas State is 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 non-conference games, 2-5-1 against the spread against a team with a losing record, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games.
This game is really a coin flip and even though it is a small number we are getting with KSU, I like it and will take the points.