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Texas Longhorns face Kansas State Wildcats: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Texas LonghornsKansas State Wildcats
18-4February 08, 2014, 01:30 | Bramlage Coliseum15-7



The Texas Longhorns will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Wildcats in Kansas State at Bramlage Coliseum on Saturday in college basketball action.

This season, the Wildcats are 15-7 overall and 13-7 ATS, while the Longhorns are 18-4 and 11-8 ATS. As for the totals, Kansas State boasts a 6-14 on the OU, and Texas is 10-9.

View Texas Longhorns vs Kansas State Wildcats Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 4-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

The Wildcats - Longhorns odds would favor the Longhorns if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Kansas State is rated No. 116 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Texas is at No. 115.

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Texas was a 59-54 winner in their most recent outing on the road against TCU. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as favorites. Texas got 20 points and 16 rebounds from Jonathan Holmes en route to a 59-54 victory over TCU on Tuesday at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

Kansas State was an 81-71 loser in its last match on the road against West Virginia. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Kansas State got 23 points from Marcus Foster but lost anyway, 81-71, to West Virginia on Saturday at WVU Colliseum.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Kansas State's No. 195 nationally ranked offense (68.23 points per game) against a Longhorns defense that sits as the No. 134 at 69.73 PPG. The Wildcats have been averaging 43.14% from the field, less than the Longhorns have managed so far this season (43.92% on average).

A few Longhorns at Wildcats trends to consider:
Texas is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Texas is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Texas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Kansas State is 10-3 ATS in its last 13 games
Kansas State is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games
Kansas State is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games at home
Kansas State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home


Next up:
Texas home to Oklahoma State, Tuesday, February 11th
Kansas State at Kansas, Monday, February 10th

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