Kansas State vs. Kansas Total Prediction
The Big 12 Tournament continues tonight at 7:00 p.m. ET when Kansas State takes on Kansas. What’s the best bet on the board?
(869) Kansas State vs. (870) Kansas
Friday, March 9, 2018
TV: ESPN, 7:00 p.m. ET
Who Oddsmakers Like: Kansas. According to oddsmakers from online sports book YouWager, the Jayhawks are 7.5-point favorites to knock off the Wildcats, who opened as 4.5-point underdogs. The total, meanwhile, sits at 138.5 points after hitting the board at 141.5.
Who Public Bettors Like: Kansas. As of Friday afternoon, 61% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Jayhawks to cover the spread. Meanwhile, 53% of the betting tickets are on the over.
Who We Like: With Udoka Azubuike out for KU, there is some value in Kansas State. That said, I like the under. Kansas State finished No. 1 in Big 12 play in both defensive turnover rate and steal percentage. In the last seven meetings between these two teams the under is 5-2. The under is also 11-4-1 in the Wildcats’ last 16 games overall, is 5-1-1 in their last seven games coming off a win, and is 10-4-1 in their last 15 conference matchups. On the other side, the under is 4-0-1 in the Jayhawks’ last five neutral site games and has cashed in six of their last eight games against an opponent with a winning record.
BIG 12 TOURNAMENT COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: KANSAS STATE/KANSAS UNDER 138.5