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Kansas vs. Kansas State - 2/25/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Kansas State at Kansas
Date & Time Monday February 25, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
Allen Fieldhouse
Lawrence, Kansas
The Line
Kansas Jayhawks -3.5 O/U: 132.5
TV Channel
ESPN
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The Kansas State Wildcats and the Kansas Jayhawks will match up on the college basketball court Monday.

Kansas State comes in here at 21-6 on the season. Following a 78-64 loss to Iowa State on February 16, the Wildcats have won their last pair versus West Virginia and Oklahoma State.

In the win over the Cowboys, Kansas State’s Xavier Sneed and Austin Trice led the scoring with 12 points apiece, while Kamau Stokes added 11 points. Barry Brown and Shaun Neal-Williams each had 10 points for the Wildcats in that one as well, with a combined nine assists and nine rebounds.

Over on the Kansas side, they’re currently 20-7 this year. After winning three straight games against Oklahoma State, TCU and West Virginia, the Jayhawks were blown out on the road in their last game versus Texas Tech.

In the loss to the Red Raiders, Kansas’ lead scorer was Dedric Lawson, with 14 points, five rebounds and one assist. Lawson was the only Jayhawk in double-figures there, but both Marcus Garrett and Charlie Moore managed nine points.

The Wildcats are 4-0 ATS in their last four road games and 6-1 ATS in their last seven games overall. Kansas State is 4-1 ATS in their last five games following an ATS win and 27-11 in their last 38 versus the Big 12.

Meanwhile, the Jayhawks are 8-0 ATS in the last eight after a straight-up loss of more than 20 points and 37-18-3 ATS in their last 58 following a straight-up loss. Kansas is 1-4 ATS in their last five Monday games and the over is 6-1 in the last seven overall.

The last time these teams met up, Kansas State pulled out a 74-67 victory at home. Though things were tight in the first half and Kansas had the lead 33-30 at the break, the Wildcats stormed back on a 44-34 second period to pull the game out.

With Kansas coming off a poor showing in a 91-62 loss to Texas Tech, the Jayhawks will really want to press here in a BIG game they need in order to get some momentum back. Kansas State will give some major pushback as they’ll be rested—no one had to do much individually against OK State. This will be a must-watch matchup for any college basketball fan, and should be a tight battle. In the end however, I think Kansas gets some revenge with a home cover since they’ve been good at bouncing back ATS after big losses.

Pick:
Kansas Jayhawks -3.5

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