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Kansas vs Kansas State Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/31/23

Kansas State Wildcats (18-3) vs. Kansas Jayhawks (17-4)
January 31, 2023 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Kansas Jayhawks -7 / Kansas State Wildcats +7 ; Over/Under: 145
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The Kansas State Wildcats and the Kansas Jayhawks meet Tuesday in college basketball action from Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas State is 18-3 on the year so far. The Wildcats beat Florida in their last game. As for Kansas, they’re sitting at 17-4 this season after a win over Kentucky on Saturday. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.

Kansas State Wildcats 

Kansas State lost just one of their first 16 games this year, a 76-64 result against Butler back on November 30. The Wildcats are 3-2 since then with wins over Kansas, Texas Tech and Florida alongside losses to TCU and Iowa State. 

In the Florida game on Saturday, Kansas State drilled the Gators 37-26 in the first half. The Wildcats cruised from there on a 34-27 second-half deficit in a 64-50 win. Keyontae Johnson doubled up with 13 points and 11 rebounds, while Markquis Nowell added 13 points, nine rebounds and eight assists in the victory. 

Kansas Jayhawks 

Over on the Kansas side, they lost just one of their first 17 games to Tennessee 64-50 on November 25. The Jayhawks are just 1-3 since then, losing to Kansas State, TCU and Baylor before a win over Kentucky. 

In the Kentucky matchup on Saturday, the Jayhawks posted a 41-34 edge going into the second. Kansas kept it going with a 36-34 advantage from there and won 77-68. Jalen Wilson was the top scorer with 22 points and eight rebounds. 


I’m going to stick with Kansas State. You could make a case either way here, though; it’ll be a fun matchup. That said, the Wildcats were able to eke out an 83-82 overtime victory at Bramlage the last time these teams met up. Kansas State shot 41.7 percent from the field in that one; both teams had 38 rebounds and 15 turnovers in a close outcome. Kansas has faced a couple of ranked teams in the meantime without any luck, but they’ll be ready for this one. We’re looking at another high-scoring, competitive matchup here, and I think the Wildcats can pull off the cover. 

Andrew's Free Pick: Kansas State Wildcats +7

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Andrew has been writing about college, professional and fantasy sports betting since 2013. Andrew's goal is to break down the complicated numbers and trends into a language that's easily accessible to novice sports bettors and seasoned professionals alike.

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