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Kansas State Wildcats vs Kansas Jayhawks Predictions, Picks, Odds and NCAA Basketball Betting Preview – January 13, 2018

Kansas State Wildcats vs Kansas Jayhawks Predictions, Picks, Odds and NCAA Basketball Betting Preview – January 13, 2018

The No. 12 Kansas Jayhawks are gunning for another regular season title in the conference. They have had at least a share of that accolade in each season since 2006. With West Virginia and some other teams on the rise though, the Jayhawks seem to be in early trouble to extend their reign in the conference. Will they be able to take down the visiting Kansas State Wildcats this Saturday and avoid falling back in the race for Big 12 supremacy? Register to bet and wager with your pick.

Betting Preview for the Kansas State Wildcats vs Kansas Jayhawks College Basketball Game on January 13 2018

Where: Allen Fieldhouse

When: Saturday, January 13, 2018 12:00 PM EST

Line: Kansas State Wildcats () vs Kansas Jayhawks () –view all NCAA Basketball lines

TV Broadcast: ESPN

Betting on the Kansas State Wildcats (11-4)

Kansas State junior guard Barry Brown made his best impersonation of Trae Young on Wednesday, when he exploded for 38 points on 12-of-17 shooting from the field. He also knocked down three three-pointers on four attempts to lead the Wildcats to an 86-82 win over the Oklahoma State Cowboys at home.

Brown hopes he’ll still have the hot hand this Saturday against Jayhawks.

Apart from Browns’ offensive prowess, though, the Wildcats will be leaning on their elite defense to tame Kansas. Kansas State is third in the Big 12 in defense with only 64.9 points allowed per game. The Wildcats are also limiting opponents to just 41.3 field goal shooting percentage. One thing the Wildcats will have to be mindful in this game is Kansas’ crisp passing. They will have to play the passing lane in trying to disrupt Kansas’ offensive flow. The Jayhawks second in the conference with 18.6 assists per game. Conversely, the Wildcats are 20th in the nation in steals (8.2) and 69th in turnovers forced (15.0).

The Wildcats are 3-1 ATS in their last four road games.

Betting on the Kansas Jayhawks (12-3)

Powered by the tandem of Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk and Malik Newman, the Jayhawks zoomed past the Iowa State Cyclones Tuesday, 83-78.  Mykhailiuk scored 23 point on 8-of-13 shooting from the field that includes six three-pointers on nine shots from deep. For his part, Newman dropped a career-high total of 27 points. He went 10 of 21 from the field with five treys.  The Jayhawks have a devastating offense that could  easily trample any team. Kansas State can play defense, but it’s not easy to maintain composure in an arena like the Allen Fieldhouse, where the Wildcats have not won in more than 10 years. Dating back to Feb. 7, 2007, the Jayhawks are 11-0 SU and 9-2 ATS in their 11 games as the home team in this matchup.

Kansas is 12th in the nation in scoring with 86.9 points per game. Per the Jayhawks are seventh in offensive efficiency in Division I. Their defense is not too shabby either, as Bill Self’s boys surrender 64.9 points per contest.

Writer’s Prediction  

Kansas wins, 75-70.



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