In a Big 12 college basketball matchup today, the Kansas State Wildcats are taking on the Kansas Jayhawks at Allen Fieldhouse. Let’s take a look at the top college basketball betting odds, picks, betting trends and KenPom Rankings, then give our Kansas State vs Kansas prediction for the game today.
Kansas State vs Kansas Game Info
Kansas State Wildcats (14-12, 6-8 Big 12) vs. No. 5 Kansas Jayhawks (22-4, 11-2 Big 12)
Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Time: 9 PM EST
Venue: Allen Fieldhouse — Lawrence, KS
Kansas State vs Kansas College Basketball Betting Picks and Odds
Moneyline: KSU: (+575) | KU: (-775)
Point Spread: KSU: +12.5 (-110) | KU: -12.5 (-110)
Total: 142 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Kansas State vs Kansas College Basketball Betting Preview
After a sluggish start to conference play, the Wildcats have won four of their last six games. While none of their wins came against ranked opponents, they won multiple games on the road and were able to finish the job. Kansas State held a 50-34 halftime lead at home in their last meeting against Kansas before eventually losing by three points. If Kansas State can get some guys going that can complement star guard Nijel Pack who dropped 35 in the last meeting, they have a chance to pull off the unthinkable in Lawrence.
The Jayhawks are winners of five of their last seven games and continue to see elite play from star guard Ochai Agbaji. Agbaji is averaging 20 points and five rebounds a game while shooting 50% from the field and 43% from long range. Agbaji only shot 25% from deep in the last meeting between these two teams but still managed to put up 29 points. Kansas knows that Agbaji cannot be stopped. The only hope is to slow him down and make his teammates step up. Will they answer the call again or will they come up short?
KenPom Rankings are from KenPom.com
Kansas State vs Kansas College Basketball Betting Trends
- Kansas State is 5-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last six games.
- The OVER is 5-1 in Kansas State’s last six games.
- Kansas State is 3-6 ATS in their last nine games against Kansas.
- Kansas is 4-2 ATS in their last six home games.
- The UNDER is 5-2 in Kansas’ last seven games.
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Kansas State vs Kansas Prediction | College Basketball Betting Picks
Kansas State played a near-perfect game at home against Kansas last time out and still fell short by three points. Pack played about as well as he could but it wasn’t enough. Kansas’ defense isn’t stellar by any means but they know the game plan is to take the ball out of Pack’s hands.
Kansas shot just 23% from deep and still won by three points. While Kansas State should see some offensive regression, Kansas should see more production. The home crowd will definitely get the Jayhawks juiced up as well. Although the spread is big, all signs point to Kansas having a big offensive game and the Wildcats not being able to come close to matching it. Take Kansas to cover the spread.
Our college basketball betting Kansas State vs Kansas prediction tonight will be Kansas covers the spread at BetUS.
For what it’s worth, the ESPN Matchup Predictor gives Kansas a 91.2% chance to win.