The Jayhawks and Wildcats are set to face off at 9:00 ET on ESPN. The Wildcats will host the game at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, KS. Kansas is favored by -5 in this Big 12 conference matchup the against Kansas State. The over/under for the game is set at 146 points.

KANSAS JAYHAWKS VS KANSAS STATE WILDCATS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Kansas State Wildcats +5

This game will be played at Bramlage Coliseum at 9:00 ET on Monday, February 5th.

WHY BET THE KANSAS STATE WILDCATS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Wildcats.
  • Not only will Kansas State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 146 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Will the Jayhawks Find a Way to Win on the Road?

After winning their last two games, Kansas enters this matchup with an 18-4 record. In their last game, the Jayhawks defeated Houston 78-65.

So far this season, Kansas has gone 5-4 on the road, compared to a perfect 13-0 mark at home. Over their last 10 games away from home, the Jayhawks are 5-5.

When looking at Kansas' ATS record this season, they are currently sitting at 10-12. On the road, their ATS mark is 3-6. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Jayhawks have gone 5-5 vs. the spread.

Today's over/under line of 146 is right in line with the average over/under line in Kansas games this year (145). So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today's line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 144 points.

The Jayhawks' offense finished with 78 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 79.1 points per contest. The top scorer for the Jayhawks was Hunter Dickinson with 20 points, while Johnny Furphy also added 17 to the scoreboard.

Currently, the Jayhawks' defense holds the 71st rank in the nation, allowing 67.5 points per game. So far, the Kansas defense is giving up an average of 8.6 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.8 times per game (577th).

Will the Wildcats Defense Show Up at Home?

After losing their last game to Oklahoma State by a score of 75-72, Kansas State will look to get back on track and end their four-game losing streak. The Wildcats have been much better at home this season, going 10-3 compared to 4-5 on the road.

For the season, Kansas State is 14-8, including a 4-5 mark in Big 12 play. As the underdog, the Wildcats are 3-5, and they come into this game as five-point underdogs. On the season, they have been outscored by an average of 0.4 points per game on the road.

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

Today's over/under line of 146 is higher than the average over/under line in Kansas State's games this season (144). So far, 13 of their games have finished with less points than today's OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 133 points.

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. Cam Carter is leading the team in scoring at 15.8 points per contest. Tylor Perry has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 14.6 going into the game.

At present, the Wildcats' defense is nationally ranked 93rd, allowing 68.7 points per game. So far, the Kansas State defense is giving up an average of 10.3 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 14.2 times per game (699th).