College Basketball Picks: Texas Longhorns vs. Kansas State Wildcats
Texas Longhorns vs. Kansas State Wildcats
Saturday, 2/8/14, 1:30 PM EST
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Texas has won seven games in a row, including a 59-54 victory over the TCU Horned Frogs as nine-point road favorites Tuesday, while going UNDER the betting total for the third time in four contests. The Longhorns posted a +31 rebounding margin last time out, which is important to consider when making your college basketball betting picks, as the program has won the battle of the boards in 17 of 22 games. Offensively, the team has four probable starters averaging in double figures, with junior forward Jonathan Holmes leading the way at 13.7 points a contest. Texas is 4-1 ATS in its last five games versus a team with a winning SU record.
The Longhorns are 11-16 SU all-time against the Wildcats, including an 11-11 mark since the two teams started meeting as Big 12 Conference rivals. Texas has allowed an average of 65.1 points per game on a combined 38.3 percent shooting against conference foes. Entering Saturday’s contest, the program ranks seventh nationally in averaging 6.7 blocks per game.
Kansas State has dropped three of its last four games, including a 81-71 defeat to the West Virginia Mountaineers as four-point road underdogs last Saturday, while going OVER the betting total of 133.5. The Wildcats have won 11 straight games at Bramlage Coliseum, which can’t be ignored when looking over the college basketball odds page. The squad has won seven of its last 10 home games versus top-25 opponents. Kansas State is 21-6-1 ATS in its last 28 home games versus a team with a winning road record.
The Wildcats lead the Big 12 and rank in the top 25 nationally in allowing just 62.0 points per game and holding opponents to 28.9 percent shooting from beyond the arc. Kansas State has also managed to score 70-plus points in nine of its last 13 games, including five times in conference play. Freshman guard Marcus Foster is the main threat on the offensive end, as he averages 13.9 points in 28.1 minutes of action.
Sports bettors will likely back the Wildcats due to the favorite covering the number in four of the last five meetings in this series.
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