Kansas vs. Kansas State - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Kansas Jayhawks (25-3) at Kansas State Wildcats (9-19)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 1:30 pm (Fred Bramlage Coliseum)
The Line: Kansas State Wildcats +11.5 -- Over/Under: 130.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Kansas Jayhawks (25-3, 14-1 CONF) and the Kansas State Wildcats (9-19, 2-13 CONF) will meet on Saturday, February 29th for a Big 12 clash at the Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, KS. The game will be played at 1:30 PM eastern time.
Kansas is coming off an 83-58 home win over Oklahoma State in their last game. Kansas is #1 in the country, and they have won 13 straight games. Kansas State is coming off an 85-66 road loss to Baylor in their last game. Kansas State is on an eight-game losing streak heading into this game, and it will not get any easier for Kansas State as the Kansas Jayhawks have been the best team in college basketball for a long time. A lot of people are interested to see how these teams behave, as this is the first meeting between these teams since their notorious all-out brawl in the first meeting this season.
Kansas scores 75.3 points per game on 48.7 percent field goal shooting this season. Kansas’ leading scorer is Devon Dotson, who scores 17.9 points per game. The leading rebounder for Kansas is C Udoka Azubuike, who earns 10.4 rebounds per game. Kansas allows 60.6 points per game to the opposition, therefore they have +14.7 scoring differential so far this season. Kansas also earns 38.5 rebounds, 14.4 assists, 4.9 blocks, and 7.7 steals per game as a team.
Kansas State scores 64.3 points per game on 41.3 percent field goal shooting this season. Kansas State’s leading scorer is F Xavier Sneed, who scores 14.0 points per game. The leading rebounder for Kansas State is F Makol Mawien, who earns 5.5 rebounds per game. Kansas State gives up 65.6 points per game to the opposition, thus they have a -1.3 scoring differential so far this season. Kansas State also earns 33.2 rebounds, 12.6 assists, 2.6 blocks, and 8.6 steals per game as a team.
Kansas is 18-10 against the spread this season and 7-3 against the spread in their last ten games. Kansas is also 8-2 against the spread on the road so far this season. Kansas State is 11-17 against the spread this season and 5-5 against the spread in their last ten games. Kansas State is also 6-8 against the spread at home so far this season.
I will take Kansas in this spot, due to the fact that they have been unstoppable as of late, covering many games in that span. Kansas State will certainly show up for this game, as revenge will be on the minds of many. That also can get to the minds of young athletes, and their talent has not been prevalent enough for me to take them in a home dog spot here. Kansas Jayhawks -11.5 for me.