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Incarnate Word vs Kansas State Pick & Preview: Sunday, December 11th Betting Odds
Cardinals vs Wildcats Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Incarnate Word Cardinals at Kansas State Wildcats
- Where: Manhattan at Bramlage Coliseum
- Date: Sunday, December 11th
- Betting Odds: Incarnate Word +27, INCAR +5000 | KANST -176639 O/U 132.5
The Incarnate Word Cardinals head into today’s game in what will be their 11th game of the season, posting a record of 5-5. So far, the Cardinals have played 5 games on the road, with a record of 1-4. For the season, Incarnate Word has been the underdog in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 2-5. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Cardinals being +27 point underdogs.
Incarnate Word will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Jonathan Cisse who is averaging 11.9 points per game for the Cardinals. Cisse is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Cardinals’ offensive gameplan is the play of Trey Miller who has hit 40.9% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 9.0 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Incarnate Word this season, as they are currently ranked 327th in college basketball at 67.0 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Cardinals’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 35.0%, placing them 181st in the NCAA.
Through 9 games, the Kansas State Wildcats have an overall record of 8-1. Currently, the Wildcats have been the home team 6 times, sitting with a record of 6-0. The Wildcats’ are sitting with a betting line that is -27 points in their favor. For the season, Kansas State has been favored to win in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 8-0.
Keyontae Johnson comes into today’s game as the Wildcats’ leading scorer at 17.22 points per contest. Not only has Johnson been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Kansas State’s top rebounder at 6.67 boards per contest. Behind Johnson, the team has benefited from the strong play of Markquis Nowell who is second on the team in scoring at 14.56 points per game. Overall, he has hit 38.6% of his shots and is adding 2.89 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Kansas State this season, as they are currently ranked 266th in college basketball at 69.0 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Wildcats’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.6%, placing them 206th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Incarnate Word Cardinals +27
After crunching the numbers for this matchup, anyone looking to get a wager on this game between the Incarnate Word Cardinals and Kansas State Wildcats would be best served by taking Incarnate Word at +27. Each side comes into this game looking to slow the game down and make their opponent defend deep into the shot clock. Even though Kansas State is the favorite, this slow style of play figures to keep the game closer than oddsmakers are expecting. In addition, siding with Incarnate Word as the underdogs has been profitable of late, as they are 4-1 vs the spread (last 5). In this matchup, we like the home dogs and will take Incarnate Word +27.