Wildcats vs. Jayhawks Prediction
An in-state rivalry is on tap tonight as the third-ranekd Kansas Jayhawks host the Kansas State Wildcats. Can Kansas State keep it close enough to stay within the number as big underdogs?
Tuesday, January 21, 2021
Allen Fieldhouse at 7PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Jayhawks are a 15-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 126.5 points. As of Tuesday morning, 74 percent of public bets are pouring in on host Kansas. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Wildcats snap four-game skid
Kansas State upset visiting West Virginia Saturday afternoon by a score of 84-68 to improve to 8-9 overall and 1-4 in Big 12 Conference action. Cartier Diarra paced the Wildcats with 25 points on 8-of-14 shooting including 4-of-6 from 3-point range plus 5-of-7 at the free throw line. He also contributed six rebounds, four assists and two steals. Xavier Sneed tallied 16 points, three steals and two dimes. DaJuan Gordon added 15 points, four steals, three boards and two assists. Kansas State led 42-25 at halftime and continued to control the action after the break.
Jayhawks down Longhorns
Kansas earned a 66-57 win Saturday afternoon at Texas to move to 14-3 overall and 4-1 in conference play. The Jayhawks outscored the Longhorns 40-26 in the second half after trailing by five at the break. Devon Dotson paced Kansas with 21 points on 6-of-16 shooting including 1-of-4 from 3-point range plus 8-of-9 at the free throw line. He also notched six rebounds and three assists. Udoka Azuibuike contributed 17 points and nine boards. Marcus Garrett added 13 points, seven caroms and seven assists.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Wildcats are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 road games. Kansas State is 3-11 ATS in its last 14 game overall.
The Jayhawks are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The home team is 19-7-2 ATS in the last 28 meetings.
The interesting thing about the Kansas State schedule and record is that all nine of its losses have been to top 100 teams, which shows it has not lost to anyone awful as of yet. The last two defeats have been the worst as they lost by 14 each at Texas and at home versus Texas Tech, but bouncing back versus a very strong West Virginia team shows it has not given up on this season. Rivalry games bring the best out of teams and I'd be surprised if this is not closer than people expect. Going with the dogs tonight.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: KANSAS STATE WILDCATS +15