Kentucky vs Kansas State Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/19/23

Kansas State Wildcats (24-9) vs Kentucky Wildcats (22-11)

Game Info: Sunday, March 19, 2023 at 2:40 pm (Greensboro Coliseum)

Betting Odds: Kansas State Wildcats +1.5 -- Over/Under: 146 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Kentucky Wildcats and Kansas State Wildcats face off on Sunday in the NCAA Tournament Round of 32 at Greensboro Coliseum. These two teams faced off in 2018 it was Kansas State that secured the 61-58 victory. 

Kentucky Betting Preview

Kentucky comes into this game with a 22-11 record overall and they have gone 16-16-1 against the spread. In the first game of the tournament they faced off against Providence and they were able to secure a 61-53 victory. Antonio Reeves had a strong game finishing with 22 points and three rebounds. Kentucky is averaging 74.6 points while their defense is giving up 67.6 points per game. Oscar Tshiebwe is having a strong season averaging 16.2 poins while shooting 55.8 percent from the field. In this game if the defense is good again, Kentucky will be in good shape to secure the win. 

Kansas State Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is Kansas State who sits with a 24-9 record overall and they have gone 21-12 against the spread. In the first game of the tournament, Kansas State faced off against Montana State and they were able to secure a 77-65 victory. Keyontae Johnson had another big game finishing with 18 points, eight rebounds, and three assists. Kansas State is averaging 75.5 points while their defense is giving up 68.9 points per game. Johnson on the season is averaging 17.7 points while shooting 51.9 percent from the field and 41.1 percent from behind the three point line. 

Kentucky vs Kansas State Trends

Kentucky is 0-4 against the spread in their last four games played on Sunday. Kansas State is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games. The under is 4-1 in Kentucky’s last five games on Sunday. The under is 10-4 in Kentucky’s last 14 games played on Sunday. 

Shane’s Free Pick

Kansas State was a bit undervalued all season, and it’s going to be the case again in this game. Kansas State is averaging 75.5 points per game, and at times the Kentucky defense has been an issue. Kansas State is going to get another good game from Johnson and that will be the difference as they get the job done. Back Kansas State against the spread. 

Shane’s Pick Kansas State +1.5

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