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Texas vs Kansas State Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 4th Betting Odds
Longhorns vs Wildcats Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Texas Longhorns at Kansas State Wildcats
- Where: Manhattan at Bramlage Coliseum
- Date: Saturday, February 4th
- Betting Odds: Texas -1, TX -119 | KANST -104 O/U 149.5
The Texas Longhorns head into today’s game in what will be their 23rd game of the season, posting a record of 18-4. So far, the Longhorns have played 5 games on the road, with a record of 3-2. This season, Texas has been favored to win in 19 games, sitting with a mark of 17-2. For today’s contest, Texas has a betting line set -1 points in their favor.
Texas will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Marcus Carr who is averaging 16.73 points per game for the Longhorns. Carr is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Longhorns’ offensive game plan is the play of Timmy Allen who has hit 49.7% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.82 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Texas this season, as they are currently ranked 295th in college basketball at 68.3 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Longhorns’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.3%, placing them 354th in the NCAA.
Kansas State heads into this matchup having played 22 games and have an overall record sitting at 18-4. Currently, the Wildcats have been the home team 14 times, sitting with a record of 14-0. So far, the Wildcats have been the underdog 7 times, going 3-4 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +1 underdogs on the spread.
Keyontae Johnson comes into today’s game as the Wildcats’ leading scorer at 18.23 points per contest. Not only has Johnson been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Kansas State’s top rebounder at 7.86 boards per contest. Behind Johnson, the team has benefited from the strong play of Markquis Nowell, who is second on the team in scoring at 17.14 points per game. Overall, he has hit 39.9% of his shots and is adding 3.45 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Kansas State this season, as they are currently ranked 266th in college basketball at 69.0 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Wildcats’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.6%, placing them 206th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Kansas State Wildcats +1
If you are looking to get a wager down on today’s matchup betwen the Kansas State Wildcats and Texas Longhorns, we see Kansas State as the best bet on the spread at +1. Look for the Wildcats’ offense to continue their strong 3-point shooting as they are averaging 8.42 made 3’s per contest. Not only do they have the edge from beyond the arc, but they also have a good track record vs the spread as the underdog. In Kansas State’s last 10 games as the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 6-4. Going into the game, we feel good about grabbing Kansas State +1.