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Big 12 Tournament - Kansas Jayhawks Home to Kansas State Wildcats in NCAA Basketball Betting

The Kansas State Wildcats hope to send their betting backers to the pay window on Thursday as they look to cover the point spread at Sprint Center against the Kansas Jayhawks.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Kansas State Wildcats were listed as 7.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Kansas State Wildcats vs Kansas Jayhawks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Kansas State Wildcats have watched them go 17-15 and 15-13-1 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Kansas Jayhawks are at 27-4 and 19-10 ATS. In totals betting, the Kansas Jayhawks are 10-18-1, while the Kansas State Wildcats have a 15-14 mark.

This game puts the Kansas Jayhawks, most recently No. 22 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Kansas State Wildcats, who rate No. 111 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Kansas's No. 14-ranked scoring average of 81.84 PPG, against a Kansas State Wildcats defense rated No. 68 and allowing 67.69 PPG. The Kansas Jayhawks FG% has averaged 49.23% to date this season, more than the Kansas State Wildcats shooters have managed so far (43.05% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Wildcats grabbed a 75-71 win over the Cowboys on Wednesday, behind a 20-point effort from Dean Wade at Sprint Center.

The Jayhawks got 22 points from Perry Ellis as Kansas ran past Iowa State 85-78 on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.