Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Cougars versus the Wildcats? Tip off is at at 2:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, KS. BYU come into this Big 12 conference matchup as the -1.5 favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 146.5 points.

BYU COUGARS VS KANSAS STATE WILDCATS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Kansas State Wildcats +1.5

This game will be played at Bramlage Coliseum at 2:00 ET on Saturday, February 24th.

WHY BET THE KANSAS STATE WILDCATS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 78-66 in favor of the Wildcats.
  • Not only will Kansas State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 146.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Can BYU Lock in a Road Win?

BYU is 19-7 on the season and 7-6 in Big 12 play. The Cougars have been much better at home, going 15-2 compared to 4-5 on the road. They have a scoring margin of +20.4 at home compared to +3.2 on the road. BYU has won four straight games at home and is 19-3 as the favorite this season.

In their last game, the Cougars beat Baylor by a score of 78-71. Over their last 10 road games, they are just 4-6, and they are 2-3 in their last five.

BYU’s ATS record this season is 15-10-1, and they are 3-5-1 vs. the spread on the road. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Cougars have gone 5-4-1.

So far this season, the over/under record in BYU games is 12-14. The average over/under line in their games is 150 and the average score in their games is 151.9. Today’s over/under line of 146.5 is lower than the average scoring total in their games this year. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 167 points.

Compared to their season average of 83.2 points per game, BYU struggled in their previous game. Against Baylor, the Cougars scored 78 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 43.9%. On the offensive front, the Cougars have a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, ranking 89th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 108th in terms of percentage and 3rd in three-pointers made.

Currently, the Cougars’ defense holds the 88th rank in the nation, allowing 68.7 points per game. Against Baylor in their most recent game, the BYU defense gave up a total of 71 points while allowing Baylor to hit 43% of their shots.

Will the Kansas State Defense Show Up at Home?

At home this season, Kansas State is 11-4, and over their last 10 games at home, they are 7-3. Overall, they are 15-11, and in Big 12 play, they are 5-8.

After losing their last game to Texas by a score of 62-56, the Wildcats’ losing streak is now at three games. On the season, they have gone 4-7 as the underdog.

At home this season, Kansas State has gone 6-9 against the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Wildcats have a 7-3 ATS mark. Their overall ATS record for the year is 13-13.

This season, the over/under record for Kansas State is 11-15 and today’s over/under line of 146.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (143.9). So far, 16 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s over/under line. Over their last three games, their games have averaged 133 points compared to their season average of 140.2 points per game.

Kansas State offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 56 points against Texas. In that game, they made 5/19 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 35.7%. Arthur Kaluma led the team in scoring, putting up 17 points. Additionally, Tylor Perry contributed 13 points for the Wildcats.

The Wildcats’ defense is presently ranked 90th nationally, allowing an average of 68.8 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Kansas State’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 40.4% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 30.9% this season.