Looking to win big? The Wildcats and Shockers face off at 8:30 ET on ESPN+. The Shockers are hosting the game at T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, MO. The Wildcats are the favorites in this non-conference matchup against the Shockers. The over/under for the game is set at 146 points.

KANSAS STATE WILDCATS VS WICHITA STATE SHOCKERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Wichita State Shockers +5.5

This game will be played at T-Mobile Center at 8:30 ET on Thursday, December 21st.

WHY BET THE WICHITA STATE SHOCKERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-69 in favor of the Shockers.
  • Not only will Wichita State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 146 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Is It the Wildcats Game to Lose on the Road?

Following their most recent game, Kansas State holds a record of 8-3. In their previous ten road games, including those from last year, Kansas State has a 3-7 record. As of now, Kansas State sits at 4-5 ATS leading into their game vs. Wichita State. Looking back at their previous five games, they have a 2-3 record vs. the spread.

In 11 games, Kansas State comes in with an over/under mark of 6-3-0, with their games averaging 154.6 points per game. The Wildcats have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 140 points per game and an over/under record of 1-4.

The Wildcats’ offense wrapped up their last game with 75 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 77.7 points per contest. The team’s top scorer is Cam Carter, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 16.5, while Tylor Perry also maintains a PPG average of 15.7 leading up to the game.

In terms of defense, Kansas State is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 72.7 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Kansas State’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 41.4% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 35.2% this season.

Can Wichita State Pull Off a Home Win?

Today, Wichita State will face Kansas State in their twelfth game of the season. So far this year, the Shockers have a record of 8-3. Additionally, all of their games this season have been played on the road. As Wichita State prepares to face Kansas State, they currently hold a 4-4 ATS record. At home this season, Wichita State is 3-1 ATS, and in their last ten home games, they have a 5-4 ATS record.

Wichita State’s games have, on average, featured 148.1 points per game leading to an over/under record of 6-2-0. Their average over/under line is currently 143.9 points so far. When assessing the Shockers’ performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 1-2, with their games averaging 146 points per game.

In their latest game, Wichita State offense put up 72 points against Missouri. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 38.2% and made 8 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Colby Rogers, who is averaging 17.3 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Xavier Bell also maintains a PPG average of 14.9 heading into game.

Coming into today’s game, the Wichita State defense is giving up an average of 69.6 points per contest. The Wichita State defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 82 points and allowed Missouri to connect on 11 threes.