Kansas State at Kansas Odds, Betting Pick & TV Info

Posted by Juan Carlos on Monday,January 2, 2017 1:24, EST in

Basketball bragging rights in the state of Kansas are on the line Tuesday night when unranked Kansas State visits No. 3 Kansas in the Sunflower Showdown. The men’s basketball series dates back to 1907, and is the most-played series in either school’s history, and the sixth-most- played in NCAA history. KU leads the series 188–93 following the most recent game on Feb. 23, 2015. This ranks as the third most victories by one school over another in NCAA Division I men’s basketball. Here’s a closer look at the college basketball odds for Tuesday’s game.

Kansas State at Kansas Odds, Betting Pick & TV Info

When: Tuesday, Jan. 3, 9 PM ET
Where: Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence
TV: ESPN2
Stream: WatchESPN
RadioKansas State / Kansas
Opening NCAA Basketball Lines: TBA

Why Bet On K-State?

The Wildcats beat Texas 65-62 on Friday in the Big 12 opener for both. Kansas State converted on 9-of- 10 free throws in the final 59 seconds to hold off a furious Texas rally.

Trailing 56-46 with 2:30 remaining, Texas (6-7, 0-1 Big 12) caught fire from the field, knocking down its final seven field goals to close with one possession twice in the final 7 seconds. However, K-State (12-1, 1-0 Big 12) was able to take advantage of its opportunities from the free throw line, as four different players combined to hit seven in row in the final minute before a miss by sophomore Barry Brown with 17 seconds remaining. Fellow sophomore Kamau Stokes connected on a pair of free throws to ice the game at 65-60 with 7 seconds.

The Wildcats, which had connected on 65.6 percent of its free throws entering the game, finished 26-of-33 (78.8 percent) from the line, including 11-of- 14 (78.6) in the second half. The victory pushed K-State’s winning streak to seven games, which is the longest win streak since a 10-game streak from Nov. 24, 2013 to Jan. 7, 2014, and helped the Wildcats end a four-game losing streak to the Longhorns (6-7, 0-1 Big 12) and a two-game skid in Big 12 openers. The 12-1 start is the best since the 2009-10 season.

The Wildcats connected on a season-low 36.2 percent (17-of- 47) from the field, including 25 percent (5-of-20) from 3-point range. The team did not make a field goal in the final 4:34, missing their final four shots. K‐State scored a season‐low 14 points of off 17 Texas turnovers. The team has at least 14 points off turnovers in each of its first 13 games.

Sophomore Dean Wade paced three Wildcats in double figures with 18 points. Senior Wesley Iwundu matched a season high in scoring with 16 points. Iwundu now has 102 starts in his career, which ties him Rodney McGruder (102; 2009‐13) for 6th place on the career starts list. He has played in 77 consecutive games, including a streak of 65 starts in a row.

Why Bet On Kansas?

Third-ranked Kansas (12-1) extended its conference-opening winning streak to 26 games, dating back to the 1991-92 season, with an 86-80 victory over TCU on Friday. Five of the seven Jayhawks who saw the court finished with double-figure points, led by 22 points and seven assists from senior guard Frank Mason III and senior center Landen Lucas’ first double-double of the season with 15 points and a career- high 17 rebounds.

On a night that featured an even shooting and rebounding matchup – Kansas and TCU both finishing near 45 percent shooting from the field and dead even in boards at 49 apiece – the Jayhawks converted 15 Horned Frog turnovers into 20 points. KU committed just eight turnovers to earn its first Big 12 road win of the season. The Jayhawks have won 12-straight games after beginning the quest for an unprecedented 13th-straight Big 12 regular-season titles.

Lucas grabbed 10 first-half rebounds – five offensive and five defensive – to become the first Jayhawk of the season with double-figure boards by halftime. It also cemented his second-straight double-figure rebound game.

KU averages 86.5 points per game and has scored 86 or more in seven of its last eight contests. KU has a +18.1 scoring margin. Kansas is second in the Big 12 and seventh nationally with a 51.0 field goal percentage. KU leads the league with a 40.9 3-point field goal percentage, which is 12th in NCAA Division I. KU averages 41.1 rebounds per contest with a +6.5 rebound margin. KU also averages 18.2 assists, 7.4 steals and 5.7 blocked shots per game.

Since Feb. 12, 1994, Kansas has won 52 of the last 57 meetings with K-State. KU is 87-35 against Kansas State in games played in Lawrence, including 48-18 in Allen Fieldhouse. KU has won the last nine games in Allen Fieldhouse beginning in 2007. Since the inception of the Big 12 Conference, KU is 44-5 against KSU (35-5 in regular-season battles and 9-0 in the Big 12 Championship)

Kansas State at Kansas Betting Pick: Kansas Jayhawks

Kansas rolls at home on NCAA Basketball odds.