Kansas State vs. Kansas - 2/20/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas Jayhawks (22-4) at Kansas State Wildcats (15-11)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Bramlage Coliseum)
The Line: Kansas State Wildcats +5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Kansas State Wildcats and the Kansas Jayhawks face off on Saturday in Big 12 college basketball action.
The Kansas State Wildcats are 15-11 this season and they are coming off of a win over TCU that ended a game losing skid. KSU is averaging 71.2 points per game and they are shooting 42.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 66.8 points and their opponents are shooting 41.8 percent. Wesley Iwundu leads the Wildcats averaging 12.1 points per game. Justin Edwards is averaging 12 points and 5.7 rebounds, Dean Wade is averaging 9.9 points and 5.3 rebounds, and Barry Brown is averaging 9.0 points. Kansas State is 11-3 at home and 4-9 in the Big 12.
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The Kansas Jayhawks are 22-4 this season and they have won their last six games in a row. Kansas is averaging 81.5 points per game and they are shooting 48.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 68.6 points and their opponents are shooting 40.6 percent. Perry Ellis leads the Jayhawks averaging 16.6 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. Wayne Selden Jr. is averaging 14.2 points, Frank Mason III is averaging 13.2 points, and Devonte’ Graham is averaging 11.3 points. Kansas is 4-3 on the road and 10-3 in the Big 12.
Kansas State is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games, 8-3 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 0-4 against the spread following a win. Kansas is 5-0 against the spread following a win, 5-0 against the spread against the Big 12, and 4-0 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The home team is 16-5-1 against the spread in the last 22 meetings of these two teams.
Kansas is the much better team from top to bottom but I have to go with the home dog in a rivalry game so my play is Kansas State.