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Kansas State vs BYU Basketball Picks 2-24-24

BYU Cougars (19-7) vs. Kansas State Wildcats (15-11)
February 24, 2024 2:00 pm EDT
The Line: Kansas State Wildcats +1.5; Over/Under: +146.5
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The BYU Cougars will play the Kansas State Wildcats in a Big 12 game on Saturday afternoon at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas. BYU has won three of their last four games, while Kansas State is on a three game losing streak. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the BYU vs Kansas State prediction.

BYU Preview

The BYU Cougars are 19-7 (7-6) this year after they defeated Baylor by a score of 78-71 in their last game. BYU led 42-37 at halftime and they were able to hold Baylor to only 34 second half points in the win. The Cougars shot 43.9% from the field and made 14 three pointers in the game. BYU lost to Oklahoma State by a score of 93-83 in the game prior to Baylor, but did beat Kansas State and UCF before that. The Cougars are scoring 83.2 points per game with 40.1 rebounds per game and 19.2 assists per game, while allowing 68.7 points against per game this season. Jaxson Robinson is averaging 13.9 points per game, 2.6 rebounds per game, and 1.6 assists per game. BYU is shooting 46.9% from the field, 73.8% on free throws, and 35.6% on three pointers this year. 

Kansas State Preview

The Kansas State Wildcats are 15-11 (5-8) this season after they lost to Texas by a score of 62-56 in their last game. Kansas State trailed 27-22 at halftime, but they did play better in the second half in the loss. The Wildcats shot 35.7% from the field and were -3 in rebounding margin in the game. Kansas State has lost seven of their last eight games, with the lone win coming at home against Kansas. The Wildcats are scoring 71.3 points per game with 37.4 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game, while giving up 68.8 points against per game this year. Cam Carter is averaging 15.2 points per game, 5.1 rebounds per game, and 2.7 assists per game. Kansas State is shooting 43.1% from the field, 73.3% on free throws, and 30.3% on three pointers this season.

BYU vs Kansas State Betting Prediction

BYU comes into this game after a big home win against Baylor in their last game, but they have had some struggles on the road. The Cougars did lose to Oklahoma State on the road in their previous game and they are 1-3 in their last four road games. Kansas State has had a very disappointing season and they are only shooting 43.1% from the field. The Wildcats have lost three games in a row and they lost by a score of 72-66 in the first meeting between these teams. I know the Wildcats have struggled in their last eight games, but I don’t know how much we can trust BYU on the road. Take Kansas State here. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Kansas State +1.5

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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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