Planning on watching today's Cougars and Wildcats game? Catch the action at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, KS, as the Wildcats hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on ESPN+. This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 135 points, and the Wildcats are favored to win at home vs. the Cougars.


The Pick: Chicago State Cougars +20

This game will be played at Bramlage Coliseum at 8:00 ET on Tuesday, January 2nd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 78-66 in favor of the Wildcats.
  • Even though we have Kansas State winning straight-up, we like Chicago State at +20.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 135 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Do the Cougars Stand a Chance on the Road?

Today, Chicago State will take on Kansas State with a record of 7-12. In road games, the Cougars are 3-6, while they are 4-6 when playing at home. Chicago State has a subpar ATS record thus far, sitting below .500 at 8-10-1. When looking at the team's ATS performance, they are 4-5 vs. the spread on the road and 4-5-1 at home.

Through 19 games, Chicago State has an over/under record of 8-10-1 with their games averaging a combined 135.1 points per game so far. When looking at the Cougars' last three games, their over/under record is 1-1-1, with their games averaging 131 points per game.

The Chicago State offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 58 points versus DePaul. During the game, they attempted 17 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 34.4%. One area that the Chicago State offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 83rd in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 40%.

So far, the Cougars' defense is ranked 140th in the country at 70.6 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Chicago State's defense has allowed opponents to shoot 47.1% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.0% this season.

Is A Home Victory Likely for the Favored Wildcats?

Kansas State will be playing their 13th game of the season and currently have a 9-3 record. In their previous ten home games, including those from last year, Kansas State has a 7-3 record. Heading into today's game, Kansas State holds a 6-6 ATS record. In their last ten games this season, Kansas State is 3-2 ATS.

Kansas State comes in with an over/under record of 6-6-0 through 12 games, with their games averaging a combined 147.6 points per game so far. The Wildcats' last five games have finished with a combined 132 points per game and an over/under record of 0-5.

Against Wichita State, the Kansas State had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 77 points per game. They scored 69 points and posted a field goal percentage of 40% in the game. Tylor Perry led the scoring for the Wildcats, contributing 17 points. Additionally, Cam Carter chipped in with 15 points.

At present, the Wildcats' defense is nationally ranked 139th, allowing 70.6 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 8.0 threes per game vs. Chicago State. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 33.1%.