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Kansas State vs. Kansas - 2/5/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Kansas at Kansas State
Date & Time Tuesday February 5, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
Bramlage Coliseum
Manhattan, KS
The Line
Kansas State Wildcats -1.5 -- Over/Under: 130
TV Channel
ESPN
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The 13th ranked Kansas Jayhawks will travel to Bramlage Coliseum to take on the Kansas State Wildcats this Tuesday night in College Basketball action.

The 13th ranked Kansas Jayhawks snapped their 2-game losing streak and improved to 17-5 (6-3 Big-12) on the season after defeating the 16th ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders, 79-63, this past Saturday. Kansas was outstanding defensively agianst the Red Raiders and had no trouble securing the victory after the Jayhawks went into halftime with a 46-26 lead. Kansas shot 45.8 from the field while holding Texas Tech to just 34.4% shooting from the field & 21.4% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Jayhawks was Dedric Lawson who had a double-double with 25 points, 10 rebounds, and 2 blocks.

On the season, Kansas is averaging 76.8 ppg on 47.2% shooting from the field. The Jayhawks are averaging 7.2 three-pointers per game on 36.2% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Kansas has been led by Dedric Lawson (19.5 ppg, 10.9 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.2 spg, 1.2 bpg), Lagerald Vick (14.5 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.2 spg), Udoka Azubuike (13.4 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 1.6 bpg), and Devon Dotson (11.1 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 3.4 apg, 1.5 spg).

Defensively, Kansas is allowing their opponents to average 70.0 ppg on 40.2% shooting from the field. The Jayhawks have a rebound margin of 1.1 and a turnover margin of 1.0.

The Kansas State Wildcats improved to 16-5 (6-2 Big 12) on the season after defeating the Oklahoma State Cowboys, 75-57, this past Saturday. Kansas State was outstanding offensively against the Cowboys and had no trouble securing the victory after going into halftime with a commanding 43-27 lead. Kansas State shot 53.1% from the field and 55.2% from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Wildcats was Dean Wade who had 24 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks, and a steal.

On the season, Kansas State is averaging 65.1 ppg on 42.6% shooting from the field. The Wildcats are averaging 6.6 three-pointers per game on 32.3% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Kansas State has been led by Barry Brown Jr. (15.3 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 2.5 apg, 2.0 spg), Dean Wade (14.3 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 2.7 apg), Kamau Stokes (9.9 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.3 spg), and Xavier Sneed (9.6 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.3 spg).

Defensively, Kansas State is holding their opponents to an average of 58.7 ppg on 40.8% shooting from the field. The Wildcats have a rebound margin of 3.3 and a turnover margin of 3.0.

The Jayhawks are 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 Tuesday games and jus 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Wildcats are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600 and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.

Kansas has lost 3 of their last 5 games and currently rank T-93rd in scoring offense, 53rd in FG%, and 140th in scoring defense.

Kansas State has won 6 of their last 7 games and although their offense only ranks 329th in scoring offense, the Wildcats have one of the best defense in all of College Basketball as they rank 4th in scoring defense & 45th in defensive FG%.

Kansas picked up a big win at home against Texas Tech, however, this is a Jayhawks team has lost 4 of their last 5 road games, including a shocking 65-64 loss to West Virginia. Kansas State is an impressive 9-1 at home this season and as I think the Wildcats defense will give Kansas some trouble, I think Kansas State snapped their 8-game losing streak against the Jayhawks and covers this small spread. Good Luck!

Pick:
Kansas State Wildcats -1.5

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