Jayhawks vs. Wildcats Prediction
An in-state rivalry is on tap tonight as the Kansas State Wildcats host the 11th-ranked Kansas Jayhawks. Can KSU record the win as the small favorites in the matchup?
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Bramlage Coliseum at 9PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Wildcats are a 3-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 133 points. As of Tuesday afternoon, 48 percent of public bets are siding with host Kansas State. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Jayhawks cruise past Red Raiders
Kansas earned a 79-63 home victory Saturday over Texas Tech to move to 17-5 overall and 6-3 in the Big 12 Conference. Kansas established a 46-26 halftime advantage on its way to the win. Kansas shot 27-of-59 from the floor, 13-of-30 from 3-point distance and 12-of-19 at the free throw line in the winning effort. Dedric Lawson paced KU with 25 points on 9-of-14 shooting including 3-of-3 on 3-point tries plus 4-of-5 at the free throw line. He also had 10 rebounds and two blocked shots. Devon Dotson tallied 20 points to go with four assists, three rebounds and three steals. Lagerald Vick had 13 points, six boards and two assists. Ochai Agbaji added 10 points, 10 caroms and three assists.
Wildcats win handily at OSU
Kansas State earned a 75-57 win Saturday at Oklahoma State to improve to 16-5 overall and 6-2 in Big 12 play. Dean Wade led the Wildcats with 24 points on 9-of-9 shooting including 3-of-3 from 3-point range plus 3-of-6 at the free throw line. He also accumulated six rebounds, three assists and two blocked shots. Barry Brown Jr. notched 18 points, four boards, three assists and two steals. Cartier Diarra added 10 points plus three rebounds and two assists off the bench. Kansas State led 43-27 at halftime on its way to the win. The Wildcats shot 26-of-49 from the field, 16-of-29 on 3-point tries and 7-of-12 at the free throw line.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Jayhawks are 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 Tuesday games. Kansas is 1-4 ATS in its last five Big 12 games.
Kansas has lost its last three road games, which has helped tilt the spread in favor of a Kansas State squad playing some good basketball at the moment. But this is a rivalry game and expect the Jayhawks to be engaged throughout. Both teams are top-notch defensively, but the Wildcats are prone to offensive lapses and I think that will be the difference here. I'm going with the Jayhawks to cover the small spread and perhaps win outright.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: KANSAS JAYHAWKS +3