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Houston vs Kansas State Basketball Picks 1-27-24

Kansas State Wildcats (14-5) vs. Houston Cougars (17-2)
January 27, 2024 12:00 pm EDT
The Line: Houston Cougars -15.5; Over/Under: 127.5
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The Kansas State Wildcats and Houston Cougars face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at Hofheinz Pavilion. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Kansas State vs Houston prediction.

Kansas State Needs This Win

Kansas State knows they need a signature win and picking up a win here would be exactly that. Kansas State faced off against Iowa State in the last game on the road and they were defeated 78–67. Kansas State shot 44.9 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from behind the three point line, but it wasn’t enough. Kansas State on the season is averaging 74.1 points while their defnese is giving up 67.8 points per game. Cam Carter is averaging 16.3 points while shooting 42 percent from the field and 31.9 percent from behind the three point line.

Houston Coming off Big Road Win

Houston in the last game faced off against BYU and the offense scored 85 points on the way to the seven point victory. LJ Cryer had a strong game putting up 23 points, four rebounds, and one assist. Houston on the season is averaging 73.9 points while their defense is giving up 51.9 points per game. The defense is the top in all of college basketball and the defense is going to need to be strong again in this game. Cryer has been the top player averaging 15.6 points while shooting 41.3 percent from the field.

Kansas State vs Houston Betting Prediction 

Kansas State is going to really struggle in this game. Houston’s defense is giving up only 51.9 points per game and their defense is going to step up in a big way here. Kansas State is averaging 74.1 points but they are going to really struggle in this game. Houston is going to go over their season average of 73.9 points and they are going to win with ease. Back Houston against the spread. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Houston -15.5

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Shane Mickle

Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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