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College baskeball point spread favors Wildcats in battle with Longhorns

Texas LonghornsKansas State Wildcats
Jan 30, 8:00 PM | Bramlage Coliseum

Texas Longhorns vs Kansas State Wildcats Odds


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 Wednesday in college basketball action.

The Wildcats are 15-4 so far on the season, and 6-9 ATS vs. the number. The Longhorns, meanwhile, are 9-10 and 9-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Kansas State go 5-7-1 and the Longhorns go 7-10 on the totals.

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Betting Line:
The Wildcats were listed as 9-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Wildcats, most recently No. 45 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Longhorns, who rate No. 55 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 73-66 victory for the Wildcats.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Kansas State has the nation's No. 157-rated offensive output, at 68.4 PPG. The visiting Longhorns defense ranks No. 74 allowing on average 61.9 PPG. The Wildcats FG% has averaged 43.1% so far, more than the Longhorns marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.9% per game.

Defensively, Texas features the nation's No. 263-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.9 points per game. Kansas State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 167 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Texas was a 73-57 winner at home against Texas Tech. They covered the 11-point spread as favorites. Texas earned a 73-57 victory over Texas Tech on Saturday, getting 18 points from Julien Lewis at Frank Erwin Center.

In their last action, Kansas State was a 73-67 loser on the road against Iowa State. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs. The Wildcats endured a 73-67 loss at the hands of the Cyclones on Saturday, despite a 15-point effort from Will Spradling at Hilton Coliseum.

Texas Longhorns Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing TCU are 1-2
After playing Texas Tech are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

Kansas State Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Oklahoma are 6-4
After playing Iowa State are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few Longhorns at Wildcats trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 6 games when playing on the road against Kansas State
Texas is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Texas is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Kansas State
Texas is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Kansas State is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas State's last 6 games when playing at home against Texas
Kansas State is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
Kansas State is 9-3-1 ATS in its last 13 games when playing Texas

Next up:
Texas home to TCU, Saturday, February 2
Kansas State at Oklahoma, Saturday, February 2