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Kansas State vs. Texas - 1/2/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Texas Longhorns (8-4) at Kansas State Wildcats (10-2)
Date & Time Wednesday January 2, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location Unknown Location Unknown Address
The Line
The Line: Kansas State Wildcats -3 -- Over/Under: 126
TV Channel
ESPNU
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The Texas Longhorns and the Kansas State Wildcats will meet on the college basketball court Wednesday. 

Texas sits at 8-4 on the year so far. The Longhorns are 3-1 in their last four games, falling to Providence while defeating Purdue, Grand Canyon and Texas-Arlington during that time. 

In the TX-Arlington game, Texas’ Jase Febres was the team’s top scorer with 12 points and five rebounds. Five Longhorns players finished in double-figures in that one, and everyone who played grabbed at least one rebound. 

Over on the Kansas State side, they’re 10-2 this year. The Wildcats have won their last four straight games, taking out Georgia State, Southern Miss, Vanderbilt and George Mason in that span. 

In the Patriots matchup, Kansas State’s top scorer was Kamau Stokes with 20 points, three assists and four rebounds. Xavier Sneed (13 points; nine rebounds) and Barry Brown (12 points; seven assists; six rebounds) also finished in double-digits for the Cats. 

Texas is 0-4 ATS in their last four Wednesday games and the under is 4-0 in their last four Wednesday games. The over is 4-1 in the Longhorns’ last five road games and 4-1 in the last five following an ATS win. 

Meanwhile, the Wildcats are 4-1 ATS in their last five Wednesday games and 1-5 ATS in their last six overall. The under is 4-0 in Kansas State’s last four following an ATS loss and 23-9-1 ATS in their last 33 overall. 

Looking at Texas’ losses this year, they’ve been beaten by a handful of smaller schools, which doesn’t seem like something a big program like the Longhorns should be doing. Still, the teams Texas has dropped games to are actually pretty darn good. 

Kansas State is more of a meandering, defense-oriented team, and they could give Texas some trouble as well. I’m going to side with the Wildcats on the cover here.

Pick:
Kansas State Wildcats -3

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