Kansas State vs Iowa Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/19/24

Iowa (18-14) vs Kansas State (19-14)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at 9:00 pm (Carver-Hawkeye Arena)

Betting Odds: Iowa -5.5 -- Over/Under: 156 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Kansas State Wildcats and Iowa Hawkeyes meet Tuesday in the college basketball NIT First Round at the Carver-Hawkeye Arena. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Kansas State Wildcats vs Iowa Hawkeyes prediction.

Kansas State Wildcats Betting Preview

The Kansas State Wildcats recently beat Iowa State and Texas while losing to Iowa State. The Kansas State Wildcats are averaging 72.2 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 70.2 points on 40.6 percent shooting. Tylor Perry is averaging 15.5 points and 4.4 assists, while Arthur Kaluma is averaging 14.7 points and 7.1 rebounds. Cam Carter is the third double-digit scorer and Will McNair Jr. is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Kansas State Wildcats are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The Kansas State Wildcats are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.6 rebounds per game.

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Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Preview

The Iowa Hawkeyes recently beat Northwestern while losing to Illinois and Ohio State. The Iowa Hawkeyes are averaging 83.1 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 78.6 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Payton Sandfort is averaging 16.3 points and 6.5 rebounds, while Tony Perkins is averaging 14.5 points and 4.4 rebounds. Ben Krikke is the third double-digit scorer and Owen Freeman is dishing 1.1 assists. The Iowa Hawkeyes are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Iowa Hawkeyes are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.2 rebounds per game.

Kansas State Wildcats vs Iowa Hawkeyes prediction

The Iowa Hawkeyes should get the benefit of the doubt because they're at home, where they're 13-4 SU on the season. However, the NIT comes down to which team is actually happy to be here. Iowa probably entered the season with higher expectations, and the Hawkeyes are just 12-19-1 ATS on the season. The Kansas State Wildcats are a scrappy bunch that held their own in a loaded Big 12 and their physical defense won't allow them to quit in games. If Iowa is making shots, it's game over, but Kansas State has the ability to make this a game and Iowa doesn't cover numbers. Give me the Wildcats and the points.

Randy’s Pick Kansas State +5.5

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