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Cincinnati vs Kansas State Basketball Picks 3-2-24

Kansas State Wildcats (17-11) vs. Cincinnati Bearcats (16-12)
March 2, 2024 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Cincinnati Bearcats -6.5; Over/Under: +140.5
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The Kansas State Wildcats will play the Cincinnati Bearcats in a Big 12 game on Saturday night at Fifth Third Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. Let’s take a look at the Kansas State preview, Cincinnati preview, betting matchup, and the Kansas State vs Cincinnati prediction.

Kansas State Preview

The Kansas State Wildcats are 17-11 (7-8) this year after they defeated West Virginia in overtime by a score of 94-90 in their last game. Kansas State led 48-26 at halftime, but they allowed 53 second half points to get to overtime, where they were able to pick up the win. The Wildcats shot 45.8% from the field and were +7 in rebounding margin in the game. Kansas State defeated BYU by a score of 84-74 in the game prior to West Virginia, but they did lose seven of the previous eight games. The Wildcats are scoring 72.6 points per game with 37.6 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per game, while allowing 69.8 points against per game this year. Tylor Perry is averaging 15.6 points per game, 3.1 rebounds per game, and 4.6 assists per game. Kansas State is shooting 43.6% from the field, 73.2% on free throws, and 31.5% on three pointers this season. 

Cincinnati Preview

The Cincinnati Bearcats are 16-12 (5-10) this season after they lost to Houston by a score of 67-59 in their last game. Cincinnati only scored 17 points in the first half, but they did bounce back with 42 second half points in the loss. The Bearcats shot 39.6% from the field and were +12 in rebounding margin in the game. Cincinnati has lost five of their last six games, with the lone win coming against UCF on the road. The Bearcats are scoring 74.4 points per game with 40.5 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per game, while giving up 67.9 points against per game this season. Dan Skillings Jr is averaging 11.9 points per game, 6.4 rebounds per game, and 1.5 assists per game. Cincinnati is shooting 44.1% from the field, 68.5% on free throws, and 32.5% on three pointers this year. 

Kansas State vs Cincinnati Betting Prediction

Cincinnati comes into this game after losing five of their last six games and they are only 5-10 in conference play, but they will be at home for this game. The Bearcats are the slightly better shooting team from the field in this matchup and they are averaging more rebounds per game. Kansas State has also struggled in conference play this season and they are 0-6 in their last six road games. I think Cincinnati will get the win in this game, but this seems like a lot of points to lay with a team that hasn’t been very good in conference play. Take Kansas State with the points. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Kansas State +6.5

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David Racey

David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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