The Kansas State Wildcats (8-10) will try to snap their seven-game road losing streak when they clash with the Alabama Crimson Tide (11-7), who look to lengthen their six-game home winning streak. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 25, 2020, and it can be seen on ESPN2.
Kansas State Wildcats at Alabama Crimson Tide ATS Preview
In the Wildcats’ last game, they lost big to the No. 3 Kansas Jayhawks, 81-60. David Sloan had a good performance for Kansas State, leading the team in scoring with 17 points on 7-for-11 shooting. Kansas’ free throw rate was their largest strength over Kansas State. The Jayhawks had a rate of 0.185 (below their season average of 0.228), while the Wildcats posted a mark of 0.103 (below their season average of 0.237).
The Crimson Tide hope to keep it rolling after defeating the Vanderbilt Commodores in their last outing, 77-62. With 23 points on 8-for-14 shooting, John Petty Jr. was the game’s leading scorer. Alabama dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a ridiculous offensive rebounding percentage of 36.1 (above their season average of 29.6) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.558 (above their season average of 0.521). Vanderbilt was 19.1 and 0.346, respectively, for those same stats.
It will be a battle of contrasting paces as the fast-breaking Crimson Tide (ranked fifth in the nation in possessions per game) will look to push the more half-court-oriented Wildcats (294th in possessions per game).
Kansas State Wildcats at Alabama Crimson Tide ATS Prediction
Pick: SU Winner – Alabama, ATS Winner – Kansas State, O/U – Under
The Crimson Tide rank 38th in blocks per game (4.6) while the Wildcats rank 132nd (2.8).
Alabama ranks fifth in rebounds per game (41.9) while Kansas State ranks 241st (33.2).
The Wildcats average 8.7 steals per game, which ranks 26th in the country. The Crimson Tide rank 202nd in steals allowed per game (8.6).
Alabama ranks eighth in three pointers attempted per game (29.4) while Kansas State ranks 164th (21.7).
The Crimson Tide’s average margin of victory in their last five games has been 12.0, up from 6.4 for the season.
During their last five games, the Wildcats have scored an average of 62.8 points per game (2.5 below their season average) and allowed an average of 69.8 points per game (6.6 above their season average).