BYU Cougars vs Kansas State Wildcats NCAAB Betting Prediction

BYU Cougars vs Kansas State Wildcats Prediction 2/24/2024

The BYU Cougars (19-7) travel to face off against the Kansas State Wildcats (15-11) on Saturday, February 24th. This game will be played at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan and televised on ESPN+. BYU is coming off a win in their previous game, while Kansas State is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Texas. Tip-off is set for 2:00 ET.

BYU Cougars vs Kansas State Wildcats

The BYU Cougars Are Coming Off A Win

BYU is favored by 1.5 points in their game against Kansas State. So far this season, they have been favored in 22 of their 26 games and have gone 19-3 in those games.

On the road, the Cougars have a record of 4-5, and their average scoring margin is +3.2 points per game. They have lost their last two road games and are 4-6 in their last 10 games away from home.

BYU has an overall ATS record of 15-10-1 this season, but they are just 3-5-1 against the spread on the road. As the favorite, the Cougars have gone 15-6-1 vs. the spread this year. In their last 10 games as the favorite, BYU is 5-4-1.

So far this season, the over/under record for BYU games is 12-14. Today’s over/under line of 147.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (150). Currently, their average scoring total is 151.9 points per game. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 167 points.

The Kansas State Wildcats Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

After losing to Texas 62-56, Kansas State is 15-11 overall and 5-8 in Big 12 games. They are 11-4 at home this season compared to 4-7 on the road, and their average scoring margin at home is +5.3.

As an underdog, Kansas State is 4-7 this season, and they have lost their last three games. They are 1-2 in their last three home games, 3-2 in their last five, and 7-3 in their last ten.

At home this season, Kansas State has an ATS record of 6-9 and an overall ATS record of 13-13. In their last three home games, the Wildcats are just 1-2 vs. the spread, but they have gone 3-0 ATS as the underdog in their last three games. As the underdog this season, Kansas State has a record of 7-4 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Kansas State games sits at 11-15. Across their last three games, the average scoring total is 133 points, and the average over/under line in their games this year is 143.9. Today’s over/under line of 147.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games this year, and 18 of their games have finished with less points than today’s OU line.

BYU Offense Breakdown

The BYU offense is coming off a game in which they scored 78 points vs. Baylor. Overall their field goal percentage was 43.9% while connecting on 14 threes. Leading BYU in scoring vs. Baylor was Jaxson Robinson with his 16 points. Aly Khalifa also added 14 points for the Cougars.

Jaxson Robinson (G) 13.9 2.6 1.5
Trevin Knell (G) 11.6 3.6 1.5
Spencer Johnson (G) 10.5 5.7 3.3

Kansas State Offense Breakdown

In their most recent game, the Kansas State offense put up just 56 points vs. the Texas Longhorns. Overall, they are now averaging 71.3 points per game which is 290th in the country. One area that the Kansas State offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 119th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 43%.

Cam Carter (G) 15.2 5.1 2.7
Tylor Perry (G) 15.1 3.0 4.5
Arthur Kaluma (F) 14.5 7.1 1.9

BYU Team Defense

Currently, the Cougars’ defense holds the 90th rank in the nation, allowing 68.7 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, BYU’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 42.7% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 30.1% this season.

Kansas State Team Defense

The Wildcats’ defense is presently ranked 92nd nationally, allowing an average of 68.8 points per contest. In today’s game vs. BYU, the Kansas State defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Kansas State made 17 free-throws vs. the Wildcats.

Cougars vs Wildcats Trends

  • Through their last three road games, BYU has an ATS record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 1-2 while averaging 78 points per game.
  • When looking at their past three home matchups, Kansas State has an ATS record of 2-1 while averaging 64 per game. The team went 0-3 overall in these games.
  • As the betting underdog, the Wildcats have an ATS mark of just 7-3 in their last ten games. Kansas State posted a straight up mark of 4-6 in these matchups.
  • Although the Cougars have a strong straight up record in their last five games as the betting favorite, they have not done as well vs the spread going 2-3.

Cougars vs Wildcats Prediction

Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +1.5, the Wildcats is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 147.5, and our model projects the Cougars and Wildcats to reach a combined total of 144 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

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