NCAA hoops odds preview - Kansas State vs. Texas
Kansas State Wildcats vs Texas Longhorns Odds
Kansas State travels to Texas on Saturday, hoping to boost its 21-5 record with a victory over the Longhorns.
The Longhorns sit at 12-14 (13-11 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Wildcats are currently 21-5 (10-12 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Texas is 11-13 OU, and Kansas State is 10-9-1 OU.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Wildcats were listed as 2.5-point favorites earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Longhorns sit at No. 72 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Wildcats sit at No. 49 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Wildcats will win this game 74-64.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Wildcats is ranked No. 125 in NCAA hoops at 35.9 per game. Contrast that with Texas’s No. 48 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Texas is the No. 315-ranked team in the country at 4.6 per game, while Kansas State rates No. 117 at 6.7 per game.
Defensively, Kansas State features the nation's No. 73-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.9 points per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 257 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Kansas State was a 71-61 winner at home against West Virginia. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as favorites. Will Spradling scored 19 points leading the Wildcats to a 71-61 victory over West Virginia at Bramlage Coliseum on Monday.
In their last action, Texas was a 68-59 winner on the road against TCU. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Texas earned a 68-59 victory over TCU on Tuesday, getting 15 points from Ioannis Papapetrou at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.
Kansas State Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Texas Tech are 7-3
After playing West Virginia are 2-0
After a win are 8-2
Texas Longhorns Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Oklahoma are 7-3
After playing TCU are 3-1
After a win are 3-7
A few Wildcats at Longhorns trends to consider:
Kansas State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas State's last 6 games on the road
Kansas State is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Texas
Kansas State is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games when playing Kansas State
Texas is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas's last 9 games
Texas is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Kansas State
Kansas State home to Texas Tech, Monday, February 25
Texas home to Oklahoma, Wednesday, February 27