Kansas State vs Texas Prediction College Basketball Picks 2/19/24

Texas (16-9) vs Kansas State (15-10)

Game Info: Monday, February 19, 2024 at 9:00 pm (Moody Center)

Betting Odds: Texas -9 -- Over/Under: 139.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Kansas State Wildcats will head down to Austin to face the Texas Longhorns in Big 12 play this Monday from the Moody Coliseum on ESPN2. Texas leads the current series, 24-22, and they come in as 9-point home favorites, with the total hovering 139.5. Stay tuned for our Kansas State vs Texas Prediction. 

Kansas State Wildcats Preview

Kansas State moved to 15-10 after losing to TCU in Manhattan by three, 75-72. The Wildcats watched the Horned Frogs erase their halftime lead at home, and they’ll attempt to dodge a third straight loss here in Austin. KState is scoring 71.9 points per game, on 43.4% shooting, while allowing 69.1 ppg, and they’re currently 11th in the Big 12 with a 2-3 record in conference play. The Wildcats are 3-7 over their last ten games, and they’re 2-5 on the road this season. 

Kansas State Team Profile

  • Jerome Tang’s squad plays at a solid pace, averaging 71.9 possessions per game (125th), but they’ve only knocked down 30.4% of their three-pointers (324th). 
  • Junior guard Cam Carter was held to just 6 points in the narrow loss to TCU, but he still leads KSU in scoring (15.5), while grabbing 5.1 rpg. 
  • North Texas transfer Tylor Perry poured in 26 points in the in-state win over Kansas, and he’s averaging 15.2 ppg and a team-leading 4.6 apg.  
  • Former Creighton forward Arthur Kaluma led the way with 18 points in the BYU matchup, and he leads KState in rebounding (7.1), while scoring 14.4 ppg. 

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Texas Longhorns Preview

Texas enters at 16-9 after losing to Houston on the road, 82-61. The Longhorns proved to be no match for the Cougars over the weekend, and they’ll look to get back into the win column here against the KState. Texas is scoring 76.2 points per game, on 47.6% shooting, while allowing 68.4 ppg, and they’re currently 10th in the Big 12 with a 5-7 record in conference play. The Longhorns are 4-6 over their last ten games, and they’re 11-4 in Austin this season. 

Texas Team Profile

  • Rodney Terry’s team plays tends to play at a slower pace, averaging 69.6 possessions per game (157th), but they’ve shot very well from the outside, connecting on 37.7% of their three-point shots (18th). 
  • Oral Roberts transfer Max Abmas has scored 19 points or more in three of his previous five outings, and he leads Texas in scoring (17.3) and assists (4.4).  
  • Veteran forward Dylan Disu combined for 55 points in the WVU & ISU matchups, and he’s up to 16.9 ppg and 4.9 rpg.  
  • Tampa native Dillon Mitchell posted a double-double in the road win over TCU, and he leads the Longhorns in rebounding (8.5), while scoring 10.6 ppg. 
  • Former ISU guard Tyrese Hunter bounced back from a poor performance against his former school with a 19-point showing against WVU, and he’s averaging 11.1 ppg and 4.3 apg. 

Kansas State vs Texas Trends

  • KSU is 12-13 against the spread, with a 11-13-1 O/U record
  • TEX is 9-16 ATS, with a 14-11 over/under record.

Kansas State vs Texas Prediction

Kansas State has taken a step back this year, as they’ve been passed around during conference play, and that may continue here in Austin. Texas was bullied themselves over the weekend by Houston, and they should have avenging that effort in mind, as a clash in Lawrence with Kansas awaits them this weekend. The Longhorns should be able to hold homecourt down here, but with both schools looking to bounce back, I like testing the total and rolling with the Over for this Big 12 contest.

Corey’s Pick KSU/TEX To Go Over

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