Kansas State Wildcats vs. Missouri Tigers - 11/23/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Missouri Tigers (2-1) at Kansas State Wildcats (2-0)
College Basketball: Monday, November 23, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Sprint Center)
The Line: Kansas State Wildcats -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Missouri Tigers will play the Kansas State Wildcats in a non-conference game on Monday.
The Kansas State Wildcats are 3-0 and are coming off of a win against South Dakota by a score of 93-72. Kansas State was losing at the half but outscore South Dakota 54-30 in the second half to seal the victory. Barry Brown led Kansas State with 18 points. Dean Wade and Justin Edwards both had 15 points and 8 rebounds for Kansas State. Kansas State out rebounded their opponent by a total of 43-34 and had 17 assists in the win. Kansas State is averaging 84.7 points per game while giving up 65.3 points per game. Kansas State is also averaging 41.3 rebounds per game and 15.7 assists per game. Justin Edwards leads the Kansas State team with 17 points per game and 6.7 rebounds per game. Kansas State is shooting 72.6% on free throws, 27.9% on three-pointers, and 44.2% on all field goal attempts.
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The Missouri Tigers are 2-1 and are coming off of a loss to Xavier by a score of 78-66. Missouri was only down one point at the half but allowed 41 points in the second half, which led to the loss. Cullen VanLeer led Missouri with 13 points. Kevin Puryear was able to add 12 points and 5 rebounds for Missouri. Missouri was out rebounded by a total of 40-28 and had 8 assists in the loss. Missouri is averaging 74 points per game while giving up 69 points per game. Missouri is also averaging 31.3 rebounds per game and 10.7 assists per game. Kevin Puryear is the leading scorer this season for Missouri with 15 points per game, while also having 5 rebounds per game. Missouri is shooting 73.8% on free throws, 35.2% on three-pointers, and 47.4% on all field goal attempts.
Missouri is 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games. Missouri is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games against the Big 12. The over is 11-1 in Missouri’s last 12 games against the Big 12. Kansas State is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against the SEC. Kansas State is also 5-2 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games. The under is 4-1 Kansas State’s last 5 games against the SEC.
Kansas State comes into this game looking to stay undefeated but will be in a tough game with a good Missouri team. Kansas State has been scoring a lot of points this season, while Missouri is averaging 10 points less per game. I think Kansas State will have a big edge in rebounding and will win this game by a good margin.