Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Wildcats and Cougars. The game is starting at 10:00 ET on ESPN2, and it’s hosted by the Cougars at Marriott Center in Provo, UT. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this game is set at 146.5 points, and BYU is favored by -11 vs. Kansas State in a Big 12 conference matchup.
KANSAS STATE WILDCATS VS BYU COUGARS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Kansas State Wildcats +11
This game will be played at Marriott Center at 10:00 ET on Saturday, February 10th.
WHY BET THE KANSAS STATE WILDCATS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 73-72 in favor of the Wildcats.
- Not only will Kansas State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +11.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 146.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.
Can the Wildcats Grab a Win in Provo?
After losing their last four games, Kansas State will be looking to get back on track as they take on BYU. So far this season, the Wildcats have gone 15-8, including a 4-5 record in Big 12 play.
On the road, Kansas State has gone just 4-5, and their average scoring margin sits at -0.4 points per game. In their last ten games away from home, the Wildcats have gone 4-6, and they come into this one having lost their last four road games.
Against the spread this season, Kansas State has a record of 10-12 and they are 5-4 vs. the spread on the road. As the underdog, the Wildcats are 4-4 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Kansas State is 6-4 vs. the spread.
So far this season, the over/under record for Kansas State games is 10-12. The average scoring total in their games this year is 140.7 points, which is lower than the average over/under line of 144. Currently, the over/under line for today’s game against BYU is 146.5. So far, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 138 points.
In their recent matchup, the Kansas State offense ended with 72 points against Oklahoma State. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 46.8% and made 9 threes. One area that the Kansas State offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 118th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 43%.
So far, the Wildcats’ defense is ranked 95th in the country at 68.7 points per contest. Against Oklahoma State in their most recent game, the Kansas State defense gave up a total of 75 points while allowing Oklahoma State to hit 44% of their shots.
Can BYU Grab a Win at Home?
BYU comes into this game as the favorite, as they have been in 18 of their 22 games this season. The Cougars have a record of 16-2 when favored, compared to 0-4 when they are the underdog.
BYU has been dominant at home this season, going 12-2 with an average scoring margin of +23.6. Over their last 10 games at home, the Cougars have gone 8-2.
As the favorite, BYU has a strong 14-3-1 ATS record this season. At home, they are 11-3 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Cougars have gone 6-3-1 ATS.
BYU’s over/under record for the season is 10-12 and the average over/under line in their games is 150.2. So far, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 146.5. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 153 points.
In their recent matchup, the BYU offense ended with 66 points against Oklahoma. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 35.9% and made 8 threes. Jaxson Robinson is leading the team in scoring at 13.5 points per contest. Spencer Johnson has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 11.1 going into the game.
This season, the BYU defense has been impressive, holding the 55th position in the country while permitting an average of 66.8 points per contest. Against Oklahoma in their most recent game, the BYU defense gave up a total of 82 points while allowing Oklahoma to hit 49% of their shots.