The Kansas Jayhawks have dominated the Kansas State Wildcats both SU and ATS in recent seasons, with those Big 12 rivals set to renew hostilities on Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse.
Kansas is 9-1 SU and 8-2 ATS over its past 10 games against Kansas State, including a 59-55 road win as a 3.5-point favorite on the college basketball betting lines on January 22. That was the third straight UNDER result between the two schools.
The Jayhawks are 19-4 so far on the season, and 9-13 ATS vs. the number. The Wildcats, meanwhile, are 19-4 and 9-10 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Kansas go 9-10-1 and the Wildcats go 7-9-1 on the totals.
Bettors looking to side with Kansas in this one found them as 9-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Jayhawks, most recently No. 10 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Wildcats, who rate No. 42 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 78-76 victory for the Jayhawks.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Kansas's No. 57 nationally ranked offense (73 points per game) against a Wildcats defense that sits as the No. 20 at 58.3 PPG. The Jayhawks have been averaging 46.9% from the field, more than the Wildcats have managed so far this season (43.4% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Kansas State owns the country's No. 46-rated mark, allowing 62.6 points per game on the highway. Kansas, on the other hand, rates No. 53 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Kansas State was a 79-70 winner at home against Iowa State. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites. Kansas State earned a 79-70 victory over Iowa State on Saturday, getting 22 points from Rodney McGruder at Bramlage Coliseum.
In their last action, Kansas was a 72-66 loser on the road against Oklahoma. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites. The Jayhawks got 15 points from Ben McLemore, but it was Oklahoma that prevailed in a 72-66 final on Saturday at Lloyd Noble Center.
Kansas State Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Baylor are 4-6
After playing Iowa State are 6-4
After a win are 9-1
Kansas Jayhawks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 9-1
Before playing Texas are 9-1
After playing Oklahoma are 8-2
After a loss are 8-2
A few Wildcats at Jayhawks trends to consider:
Kansas State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Kansas State is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Kansas State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas
Kansas State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas
Kansas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas State
Kansas is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games at home
Kansas is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing Kansas State
Kansas is 18-3 SU in its last 21 games
Kansas State home to Baylor, Saturday, February 16
Kansas home to Texas, Saturday, February 16