Kansas State vs. Florida A&M - 12/2/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Florida A&M Rattlers (0-5) at Kansas State Wildcats (4-2)
College Basketball: Monday, December 2, 2019 at 8:00 pm (Fred Bramlage Coliseum)
The Line: Kansas State Wildcats -24 -- Over/Under: 125
The Florida A&M Rattlers and the Kansas State Wildcats meet in college basketball action from Bramlage Coliseum on Monday.
Florida A&M is 0-5 on the season so far. The Rattlers have lost to USC, Hawaii, Pacific, South Dakota and Seton Hall in succession this season.
In the loss to the Pirates, Florida A&M’s Kamron Reaves and Rod Melton each scored 12 points, combining for three rebounds. MJ Randolph was also in double-figures there with 11 points and nine rebounds.
Over on the Kansas State side, they’re 4-2 this year. The Wildcats opened with wins over ND State, UNLV, Monmouth and AR-Pine Bluff but have since lost to Pittsburgh and Bradley.
In the Braves loss, Wildcats forward Xavier Sneed led the way on 15 points, nine rebounds and two assists. Both Mike McGuirl and Shaun Neal-Williams scored 10 points apiece there, combining for three rebounds.
The Rattlers are 2-5 ATS in their last seven non-conference games and 2-6 ATS in their last eight road games. The under is 7-1 in Florida A&M’s last eight road games and 7-2 in their last nine overall.
Meanwhile, the Wildcats are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 non-conference games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last four after an ATS loss. Kansas State is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 at home versus a team with a losing road record and the under is 8-3 in their last 11 Monday games.
Florida A&M’s record this year looks pretty ugly—and it is—but they’ve faced some tough teams so far and were within three points of South Dakota, just missing their first win. That said, the Rattlers have put up 54 points or less in four of their five games.
Kansas State isn’t quite a dynamo offense themselves; they’ve posted 67 or fewer points in five of their six games. Defensively the Wildcats have done pretty well, though. I’m going to stick with Kansas State to eke out a cover in a relatively low-scoring game here.