How to Bet Kansas at Kansas State NCAA Basketball Odds & Game Info

How to Bet Kansas at Kansas State NCAA Basketball Odds & Game Info

Written by on January 29, 2018

The Kansas-Kansas State rivalry is called the Sunflower Showdown and it hasn’t been much of a rivalry in recent years as the No. 5 Jayhawks have dominated their little brother. Oddsmakers expect something similar on Monday with KU a solid NCAA Basketball odds favorite.

How to Bet Kansas at Kansas State NCAA Basketball Odds & Game Info

When: Monday, 9 PM ET Where: Bramlage Coliseum, Manhattan TV: ESPN Stream: WatchESPN Radio: Jayhawk IMG Radio Network (Kansas) / 610 AM (Kansas State) Opening NCAA Basketball Odds: Kansas -2

First Meeting

On Jan. 13, Kansas beat visiting Kansas Sate 73-72. It took 23 points from Devonte Graham and two go-ahead free throws from Malik Newman with 15 seconds left. Udoka Azubuike added 18 points and eight rebounds for the Jayhawks, who beat their Interstate 70 rival for the sixth straight time and 12th in a row at Allen Fieldhouse. KSU’s Barry Brown missed a 3-pointer as time expired. Dean Wade had 22 points to lead the Wildcats. Cartier Diarra added a career-high 18, though he was also whistled for a crucial technical foul, while Brown had 12 points, six assists and five rebounds. KSU was without one of its better players in guard Kamau Stokes due to injury. He’s still not back. Kansas has won six straight against Kansas State and leads the overall series 194-93. The Jayhawks have won 55 of the last 60 meeting dating back to 1994.

Latest NCAA Basketball Odds Trends

  • Kansas is 2-4 ATS in the last 6 games
  • Kansas is 6-1 SU in the last 7 games
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Kansas’s last 5 games
  • Kansas State is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 games
  • Kansas State is 5-1 SU in he last 6 games
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Kansas State’s last 5 games

Why Bet on Kansas?

KU (17-4, 6-2 Big 12) is leading the Big 12 by a game over a handful of teams, KSU among them. The Jayhawks are off a 79-68 win over Texas A&M on Saturday in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. Svi Mykhailiuk had 24 points, Malik Newman added 15 and Lagerald Vick added 10 points. The Jayhawks built a 45-27 halftime advantage and were never challenged. Graham leads KU with a 17.3 scoring average, which is fifth in the Big 12. Graham leads KU and is second in the Big 12 in assists (7.3), fifth in free throw percentage (83.8), second in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.7), tied for fourth in 3-point field goals made (3.0) and fifth in steals (1.9) He is the only player in NCAA Division I averaging 17.0-plus points, 7.0-plus assists, 1.8-plus steals and fewer than 3.0 turnovers per game. Azubuike leads the NCAA in field goal percentage at 76.1 percent. He is one of only two players to have a 70 percent or better field goal percentage with a minimum of five made shots per game (Nick Ward, Michigan State at 70.1). Redshirt sophomore guard Malik Newman is averaging 19.7 points in his last three games and has boosted his season average to 11.9 ppg. Kansas and William & Mary are the only two schools in NCAA Division I to have five players averaging 11.9 points or better this season. Since the inception of the Big 12 in 1996-97, Kansas is 62-20 all-time on ESPN Big Monday (35-1 at home, 27-19 on the road), including 43-12 under head coach Bill Self (24-0 at home, 19-12 on the road).

Why Bet on Kansas State?

K-State (16-5, 5-3 Big 12) won its Big 12/SEC Challenge game on Saturday, 56-51 over visiting Georgia. Wade scored a game-high 20 points and hit two important runners in the final minutes, but no one else contributed much on the offensive end. Brown managed just nine points, and K-State’s bench went scoreless. Wade has now notched 20 or more points in five consecutive games and has seven 20-point outings this season. Redshirt freshman guard Diarra added 12 points and led the Wildcats with 5 assists in his sixth career start. K-State held Georgia to their lowest scoring effort of the season (51 points), while holding them to just 37.0 percent (20-of-54) from the field, including 11.1 percent (2-of-18) from beyond the arc in the game. The Wildcats have now held 17 opponents this season to under their scoring average. Is Kansas State a safe bet in the NCAA Basketball odds? K‐State is now 363‐114 all‐time at Bramlage Coliseum since its opening during the 1988‐89 season. The 363 victories are the second‐most at a home venue. The Wildcats are 162‐34 at home over the last 12 seasons, including 69‐29 in Big 12 play. Head coach Bruce Weber is now 78‐18 at Bramlage Coliseum since taking over at K‐State in 2012‐13. Brown leads Kansas State in scoring at 17.3 points per game, which is tied for third in the Big 12 with West Virginia’s Jevon Carter. He also leads the Wildcats with 43 steals and his 2.0 per game average is third in the league. Brown has made 29 3-pointers this season. Wade is second scoring 16.2 ppg, which is eighth in the Big 12. Wade’s team-best 6.5 rebound average is ninth in the conference and he is second on the team with 16 blocked shots. Sophomore F Xavier Sneed has made a team-high 36 3-pointers this season and he averages 11.0 points and 4.4 rebounds per contest and is third in the Big 12 in free throw percentage at 86.5. Kansas won 25 straight games between 1983 and 2007 on the Wildcats’ home floor. But K-State has won four of the last 10 games in Manhattan.

Expert NCAAB Betting Prediction

Take the points in the NCAA Basketball odds – KSU probably wins straight up. The past three in this series have been very close.