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Kansas vs. Kansas State - 1/31/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Kansas State Wildcats (12-9) at Kansas Jayhawks (17-3)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 2:00 pm (Allen Fieldhouse)

The Line: Kansas Jayhawks -11.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN

The Kansas State Wildcats and Kansas Jayhawks meet Saturday at the Allen Fieldhouse.

The Kansas State Wildcats have split their last 10 games and play their sixth true road game. On the season, KSU is averaging 65.4 points on 45.7 percent shooting and is allowing 62.8 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Marcus Foster is averaging 13.8 points and 2.2 assists while Nino Williams is averaging 11.7 points and 4.9 rebounds. Thomas Gipson is grabbing 4.7 rebounds and Jevon Thomas is dishing 3.6 assists. The Kansas State Wildcats have six players averaging at least 5.4 points, and they’re shooting 67.9 percent from the line and 35.5 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Kansas State is allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in 13 of its last 14 games. KSU is 1-4 SU on the road.

Kansas vs. Kansas State - 1/31/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Kansas Jayhawks have won three straight games and look to keep their Big 12 lead. On the season, Kansas is averaging 72 points on 43.6 percent shooting and is allowing 64.6 points on 40.2 percent shooting. Frank Mason III is averaging 12.9 points and 4.1 assists while Perry Ellis is averaging 12.6 points and 6.6 rebounds. Wayne Selden Jr. is dishing 3.2 assists and Cliff Alexander is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Kansas Jayhawks have five players averaging at least 8.2 points, and they’re shooting 71.2 percent from the line and 39.3 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Kansas is allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and has given up 62 or less points in seven of its last nine games.

The Wildcats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss. The Jayhawks are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Wildcats are 1-10 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Kansas and 9-26 ATS in the last 35 meetings overall.

Both teams have had their good and bad moments all season. I'm worried about the Jayhawks and their inability to find consistent buckets. When you add in the fact this is a rivalry, I'll take the good deal of points. 

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Kansas State Wildcats +11.5

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