Kansas State vs. Pittsburgh - 11/26/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Panthers (3-2) at Kansas State Wildcats (3-2)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 7:30 pm (Lahaina Civic Center)
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The Kansas State Wildcats and Pittsburgh Panthers play Wednesday night at the Lahaina Civic Center.
The Kansas State Wildcats have lost two of their last three games and could use a win here to gain some confidence. On the season, Kansas State is averaging 67 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 62.2 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Marcus Foster leads Kansas Satte with 16.2 points on 45.5 percent shooting and Thomas Gipson is averaging 13.8 points and 4.4 rebounds. Nino Williams is the third KSU player to average double-digit points and Jevon Thomas is averaging 4.2 assists per game. The Kansas State Wildcats have shown flashes of greatness throughout the first few games but have also struggled at times, especially when it comes to rebounding. However, this is a scrappy KSU team that is led by one of the top players in the Big 12 and will be in most games.
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The Pittsburgh Panthers have also lost two of their last three games and need a confidence booster. On the season, Pittsburgh is averaging 79.4 points on 48.9 percent shooting and is allowing 72.2 points on 48 percent shooting. Michael Young leads Pittsburgh with 15 points and 8.6 rebounds while James Robinson is averaging 12.4 points and 5.8 assists. Chris Jones is shooting 41.7 percent from the field and Josh Newkirk is dishing out 4.6 assists. The Pittsburgh Panthers are a young team that will only get better as the season continues to drag out. However, there are some positives with this Pitt team such as the high assists numbers and better offensive numbers than this team has seen in the past.
The Panthers are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games following a ATS loss and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Wildcats are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 non-conference games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games.
I like this Kansas State team and liked them even more after it held its own against Arizona. KSU will win this game. The Wildcats have the top player on the floor and are overall a more balanced and experienced team right now than Pitt.