Kansas Jayhawks vs. Kansas State Wildcats - 3/10/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas State Wildcats (17-15) vs. Kansas Jayhawks (27-4)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 2:30 pm (Sprint Center)
The Line: Kansas Jayhawks -- See the Latest Odds
The Kansas Jayhawks will play the Kansas State Wildcats in the second round of the Big 12 tournament.
The Kansas State Wildcats are 17-15 (5-13) and are the #8 seed in the Big 12 tournament. Kansas State is coming off of a win against Oklahoma State by a score of 75-71 in their first game of the Big 12 tournament. Kansas State is averaging 70.8 points per game while giving up 67.6 points per game. Kansas State is also averaging 36.7 rebounds per game and 14 assists per game. Justin Edwards is averaging 12.2 points per game and 5.7 rebounds per game for Kansas State. Wesley Iwundu is averaging 11.9 points per game and 4.5 rebounds per game for the Wildcats. Kansas State is shooting 69.6% on free throws, 29.5% on three-pointers, and 42.9% on all field goal attempts.
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The Kansas Jayhawks are 27-4 (15-3) and are the #1 seed in the Big 12 tournament. Kansas finished the regular season by winning their last 11 games and is coming off of a win against Iowa State by a score of 85-78. Kansas swept Kansas State this season by scores of 77-59 and 72-63. Kansas is averaging 81.8 points per game while giving up 67.8 points per game. Kansas is also averaging 37.9 rebounds per game and 15.7 assists per game. Perry Ellis is averaging 16.5 points per game and 6 rebounds per game for Kansas. Frank Mason III is averaging 13.4 points per game and 4.6 assists per game for the Jayhawks. Kansas is shooting 70% on free throws, 42.9% on three-pointers, and 49.2% on all field goal attempts.
Kansas State is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games. Kansas State is 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games following a win. The under is 3-1-1 in Kansas State’s last 5 Thursday games. Kansas is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games. Kansas is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 conference games. The under is 7-2-1 in the last 10 games for Kansas.
Kansas is the better team in this matchup and should win this game with no problem. Kansas swept Kansas State in the regular season and has the big offensive advantage in this matchup. Kansas also has the rebounding advantage and is the better shooting team in this matchup. Kansas has been playing great and I like them to win easily here.