Kansas Jayhawks vs Kansas State Wildcats NCAAB Betting Prediction

Kansas Jayhawks vs Kansas State Wildcats Prediction 2/5/2024

The Kansas Jayhawks (18-4) travel to face off against the Kansas State Wildcats (14-8) on Monday, February 5th. This game will be played at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan and televised on ESPN. Kansas is coming off a win in their previous game, while Kansas State is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Oklahoma State. Tip-off is set for 9:00 ET.

Kansas Jayhawks vs Kansas State Wildcats

The Kansas Jayhawks Are Coming Off A Win

With their win over Houston, the Jayhawks improved to 18-4 on the season, including a 6-3 mark in Big 12 play. They have won two straight games and are 12-1 in non-conference action. On the road, Kansas is 5-4 this year, and they have gone 5-5 in their last 10 games away from home.

For the season, the Jayhawks have an average scoring margin of +5.6 points per game on the road. They are 18-3 when favored, and they have been the favorite in 21 of their 22 games. So far, Kansas has gone 13-0 at home, compared to 5-4 on the road.

When looking at Kansas’ ATS record this season, they are currently 10-12. On the road, their ATS mark is 3-6. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Jayhawks are 5-5 vs. the spread. In their last three road games, Kansas is 2-1 ATS.

This season, the over/under record for Kansas games is 11-11 and today’s line of 143.5 is very close to the average OU line in their games this year (145). So far, half of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 144 points.

The Kansas State Wildcats Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Through 22 games, Kansas State has a record of 14-8, including a 4-5 mark in Big 12 play. The Wildcats have lost four straight games, and they are 3-5 as the underdog this season.

At home, Kansas State is 10-3 this season, and they are coming off a 75-72 loss to Oklahoma State. Over their last 10 games at home, the Wildcats are 8-2.

Against the spread, Kansas State has gone 10-12 this season. At home, they are just 5-8 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Wildcats have a 6-4 ATS mark.

This season, the over/under record for Kansas State games is 10-12 and today’s line of 143.5 is similar to the average over/under line in their games (144). So far, 11 of their games have had a higher over/under line than today’s line and 12 have finished with more points than 143.5. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 133 points.

Kansas Offense Breakdown

The Jayhawks’ offense wrapped up their last game with 78 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 79.1 points per contest. Offensively, the Jayhawks hold a season-long field goal percentage of 51%, placing them 15th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 82nd in terms of percentage and 291st in three-pointers made.

Kevin McCullar Jr. (G) 19.7 6.4 4.6
Hunter Dickinson (C) 18.8 11.1 2.1
KJ Adams Jr. (F) 12.6 4.7 3.4

Kansas State Offense Breakdown

In their latest game, Kansas State offense put up 72 points against Oklahoma State. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 46.8% and made 9 threes. Tylor Perry was the leading scorer for the Wildcats, putting up 19 points. In addition, Cam Carter contributed 17 points.

Cam Carter (G) 15.8 4.7 2.8
Tylor Perry (G) 14.6 3.0 4.8
Arthur Kaluma (F) 14.4 7.1 1.9

Kansas Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Kansas defense is giving up an average of 67.5 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Kansas’ defense has allowed opponents to shoot 39.9% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 32.8% this season.

Kansas State Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Kansas State defense is giving up an average of 68.7 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.3 threes per game vs. Kansas. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 31.5%.

Jayhawks vs Wildcats Trends

  • Across their last three road contests, Kansas has a 2-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-2, while averaging 83 points per game.
  • Through their last three home contests, the Wildcats offense has averaged 63 points per game while allowing an average of 75. Kansas State posted an overall record of 0-3 while going 0-3 ATS.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the underdog, the Wildcats have a straight up record of 5-5. Their record vs the spread in these games was 6-4.
  • In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Jayhawks have a strong straight up record of 3-0. In addition, their ATS record was 2-1 in these scenarios.

Jayhawks vs Wildcats Prediction

As the underdogs with a spread of +5.5, we recommend going with the Wildcats on the point spread. We not only see them covering the spread but also have a strong likelihood of winning this one outright, especially if you’re seeking a higher payout on the moneyline.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 143.5, and our model predicts the Jayhawks and Wildcats to score a combined 143 points. We recommend betting on the under.

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