Bet on the Kansas Showdown, Kansas vs Kansas State

Posted by Henry Watkins on February 19, 2016 in

It’s Rivalry Week in the NCAA, and that means we get some pretty heated battles to look forward to all week. While the game between Kansas and Kansas State certainly fits the bill for this week, it is a game that still ends up feeling like a total mismatch. The Jayhawks laid something of a beating on the Wildcats earlier in the season while playing on the road, and you would have to believe that they are more than good enough to do the same on home court. The Wildcats have delivered a couple of surprise blows this season, though, so they should not just be totally dismissed heading into this NCAAB odds spread rivalry game.

How to bet the Kansas Vs Kansas State NCAAB Odd, TV and Game Info

When: Saturday, February 20, 6 PM ET
Where: Bramlage Coliseum, Manhattan, Arkansas
Radio: KUAthletics
Live Stream: WatchESPN

Why bet on the Kansas Jayhawks

The Jayhawks (22-4, 10-3) are on a magnificent run of form that has seen them won 6 straight games. Their current streak is all the more impressive when you consider that they took out 3 ranked teams during this run. All of the losses than Kansas have taken this season have either been on the road or at a neutral venue, but they have won both of their last two games away from home. Their earlier meeting with the Wildcats this season was a totally one-sided affair that saw Kansas come away with a 77-59 win. They have been totally dominant in the 4 games following that win, and they look very much like a team that is rounding into form at the exact right time. The Jayhawks are averaging 83.1 PPG, and are giving up 68.8 PPG.

Why bet on the Kansas State Wildcats

Conference play has not been kind to the Kansas State Wildcats (15-11, 4-9), and you get the real sense that it’s going to get a whole lot worse for them this weekend. They have struggled pretty badly against ranked teams this year, but they do have a signature win that may well give the Jayhawks a little pause heading into this one. The Wildcats welcomed in the Oklahoma Sooners, who were the #1 team in the nation, in the early part of February, and they proceeded to play their best game of the year by far in an 80-69 upset win. It is a performance that they have not been able to replicate against the top teams since, but it is proof that they have the potential to cause an upset at any given time. The Wildcats are averaging 71.2 PPG, and are giving up 68.8 PPG.

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Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

Upsets happen all the time in college basketball, and there have been plenty to go around this season. If you are looking for one here, though, I think you may be looking in the wrong place, as this should be another comfortable win for Kansas.

Kansas Jayhawks 79 Kansas State Wildcats 66