Betting on today’s Wildcats and Friars game? Catch the action at Baha Mar Convention Center in Nassau, Bahamas, as the Friars hosts this showdown at 6:00 ET on CBSS. The odds for this non-conference game currently have the Friars as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 146.5 points.
KANSAS STATE WILDCATS VS PROVIDENCE FRIARS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Providence Friars -1
This game will be played at Baha Mar Convention Center at 6:00 ET on Friday, November 17th.
WHY BET THE PROVIDENCE FRIARS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-67 in favor of the Friars.
- Not only will Providence pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 146.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.
Will the Wildcats Find a Way to Win in Nassau?
Today marks the fourth game of the season for Kansas State, who currently hold a 2-1 overall record. In their previous three road games, including last year, Kansas State went 1-2. In terms of against the spread (ATS), Kansas State has a current record of 1-2 for this season. Looking back over their previous ten games, including those from the previous season, Kansas State has gone 5-5 ATS.
Kansas State’s games have, on average, featured 156 points per game leading to an over/under record of 3-0-0. Their average over/under line is currently 148 points so far. When analyzing the Wildcats’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 83 points per game and an over/under record of 5-0.
In their recent matchup, the Kansas State offense ended with 91 points against South Dakota State. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 57.4% and made 14 threes. Cam Carter led the scoring for the Wildcats, contributing 25 points. Additionally, Tylor Perry chipped in with 22 points.
At this time, the Wildcats’ defense is positioned 94th in the country, permitting 75.0 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.7 threes per game vs. Providence. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 33.5%.
Can the Friars Secure a Win at Home?
Today marks the fourth game of the season for Providence, who are currently undefeated at 3-0. In their previous five home games, which includes last year, Providence has a record of 1-4 at home. Providence enters today’s game with a 2-1 ATS record. Taking into account last season, Providence has gone 6-4 ATS in their previous ten games.
Through three games, Providence has an over/under record of 0-3-0 with their games averaging a combined 138.7 points per game so far. When analyzing the Friars’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 75 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.
Coming off their recent game, the Providence offense tallied 72 points in a matchup against Wisconsin. Their field goal percentage for the game was 58.5%, and they made 8 threes. The top scorer for the Friars was Devin Carter with 21 points, while Bryce Hopkins also added 16 to the scoreboard.
In the current season, the Providence defense has excelled, sitting 36th in the nation by allowing 62.3 points per game. So far, the Providence defense is giving up an average of 11.7 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 14.7 times per game (477th).