Lehigh vs. Kansas State Prediction
The 12th-ranked Kansas State Wildcats will play host this afternoon to a Lehigh Mountain Hawks squad on a three-game winning streak. Will Kansas State turn away the upset-minded visitors with relative ease today?
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Bramlage Coliseum at 4:30PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Wildcats are a 16.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 142.5 points. As of Saturday morning, 58 percent of public bets are siding with host Kansas State. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Hot-shooting Lehigh downs Siena
The Mountain Hawks improved to 4-1 on the season Wednesday night with an 80-69 victory at Siena as they shot 58 percent (29-of-50) from the floor including 63.2 percent (12-of-19) from 3-point range. Kyle Leufroy paced Lehigh with 25 points on 8-of-11 shooting with a 4-of-5 day from beyond the arc. He added five rebounds and three assists. Jordan Cohen contributed 15 points, four boards and four assists. Marques Wilson had 12 points, two rebounds and two assists as a reserve. Jeameril Wilson added 10 points plus three rebounds and two assists off the bench.
Wildcats win fifth straight
Kansas State moved to 5-0 Monday night with an 82-67 triumph over Missouri in the championship game of the Paradise Jam Tournament. The Wildcats led 40-27 at halftime and kept pace in the second half. Kansas State shot 54.5 percent from the floor (30-55) while going 12-of-24 from 3-point distance. Dean Wade led KSU with 21 points as he shot 8-of-10 from the field and 4-of-6 from 3-point range. Barry Brown Jr. chipped in with 19 points, six rebounds and six assists. Xavier Sneed tallied 13 points and six boards. Kamau Stokes added 10 points and three assists.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Mountain Hawks are 21-6 ATS in their last 27 road games. Lehigh is 4-1 ATS in its last five Saturday games.
The Wildcats are 27-10-3 ATS in their last 40 home games versus an opponent with a road winning percentage of greater than .600. Kansas State is 2-5 ATS in its last seven Saturday games.
Kansas State is rolling with a defense ranked fifth nationally in efficiency and a good enough offense to get it done against most opponents. But even if the Wildcats do hold down the Mountain Hawks in this contest, I don't know that they score enough to really pull away to where the spread sits. I see Lehigh hanging around and making it interesting enough to stay within the number.
PREDICTION: LEHIGH MOUNTAIN HAWKS +16.5