The Kansas Jayhawks (17-4 SU, 8-13 ATS) are 7-1 SU and 5-3 ATS in their last eight games against the Kansas State Wildcats (18-3, 16-5). The Jayhawks will try to continue this trend of success against their in-state rival with a win in Lawrence on Tuesday night.
The last time the Jayhawks lost to the Wildcats at home came all the way back on January 14, 2006. Kansas has hosted Kansas State 16 times since then and is 16-0 SU and 13-3 ATS in those games. The Jayhawks have won their last four home games against Kansas State by an average of 19.5 points.
Latest Betting Notes: Kansas State
The Wildcats bounced back from their 80-76 loss to the Iowa State Cyclones last Tuesday night with a convincing 64-50 win at home against the Florida Gators on Saturday. Keyontae Johnson recorded a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds in the win and Markquis Nowell compiled 13 points, nine rebounds and eight assists. Johnson leads the Wildcats with 18 points and 7.7 assists per game this season.
Kansas State is 11-2 SU and ATS over its last 13 games after covering the spread as a 4.5-point favorite against the Gators. The Wildcats are 4-2 SU and 5-1 ATS in six games as an underdog over that stretch.
Latest Betting Notes: Kansas
The Jayhawks snapped a three-game losing streak on Saturday night with a 77-68 upset win as 3-point road underdogs against the Kentucky Wildcats. Jalen Wilson led the way on offense with 22 points and eight rebounds while Kevin McCullar Jr. picked up a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds. Kansas was 0-5 ATS in its previous five games prior to the win over Kentucky.
Now the Jayhawks will try to build on this momentum against a ranked team. Kansas opened the 2022-23 season with a 3-1 SU and 2-2 ATS record in its first four games against ranked teams but has since gone 0-3 SU and ATS in its last three against ranked foes, including an 83-82 overtime loss to Kansas State earlier this month.
The Keys to Victory: Kansas State
The Wildcats and Jayhawks have had a very similar season statistically, and they looked evenly matched in their overtime thriller on January 17. That game was in Kansas State’s home arena at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, where the Wildcats are 11-0 SU and 8-3 ATS this season.
Kansas State is 3-3 SU and 4-2 ATS on the road this season. The Wildcats have already proven that they have the talent to hang with the Jayhawks, but in order to cover the spread or pull off the outright upset on Tuesday, they’ll need to prove that they can do so in a hostile environment where they’ve lost 16 straight games.
The Keys to Victory: Kansas
Kansas finally returned to form after three straight losses with its impressive road win over Kentucky. The Jayhawks played well on defense, allowing only 68 points to the Wildcats, and got some offense from other players besides Jalen Wilson as K.J. Adams scored 17 points and Gradey Dick had 13.
The recipe for success will be the same against Kansas State. Wilson is in the zone on offense, averaging 28.3 points per game over his last four games. If he gets some help from his teammates in providing secondary offense and solid defense, the Jayhawks should pick up a win and cover at home.