Kansas (11-6, 5-4 Big 12) snapped a three-game losing streak with a victory over the TCU Horned Frogs before getting blown out 80-61 against the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge. Ochai Agbaji leads the Jayhawks with 14.1 points per game, and he scored nine points on 3 of 12 shooting including 1 of 9 from the three-point line. Bryce Thompson is out indefinitely as he recovers from a broken finger.
Kansas State (5-13, 1-8 Big 12) went winless in January and lost eight consecutive games heading into this one. The Wildcats are coming off a devastating loss to the Texas A&M Aggies. Kansas State led 58-55 but was outscored 13-3 in the final 1:39 for a 68-61 loss. Dajuan Gordon left Saturday’s game with a leg injury, and it’s unclear whether he will be available.
Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming
You can watch Kansas State vs. Kansas on Tuesday, February 2nd at 8:00 p.m. ET on ESPN+, a subscription service available as an add-on from ESPN even for non-subscribers.
Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends (Updated 5:30 p.m.)
Point spread: Kansas -18
Point total: 133
Money line: Kansas State +1200, Kansas -2500
Betting Splits (Updated 5:30 p.m.)
Kansas State: 43% of handle, 36% of bets
Kansas: 57% of handle, 64% of bets
- Kansas State is 0-8 straight up in their last eight games including 1-5 against the spread in their last six games.
- Kansas is 1-4 straight up in their last five games and 1-5 against the spread in their last six.
- Kansas is 11-1 straight up in their last 12 games against Kansas State and 4-2 against the spread in the last six.
The Best Bet
It’s just a matter of how much Bill Self and his team wants to hurt KSU. The Wildcats are simply awful, sometimes don’t try very hard, and KU can use a big win after their recent freefall.
Pick: Kansas -18
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