Kansas vs Kansas State Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Tuesday, January 31, 2023

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The Kansas Jayhawks (17-4, 5-3 Big 12) take the court against the Kansas State Wildcats (18-3, 6-2 Big 12) on Tuesday at 8:00 PM ET in Big 12 action.

The Jayhawks are currently strong 8.5-point favorites over the Wildcats. The game has an over/under of 145.5.

Kansas vs. Kansas State Odds

Point Spread for Kansas vs. Kansas State

The spread for this matchup is set at 8.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Kansas as the favorite.

Kansas vs. Kansas State Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Kansas has -400 odds to pick up the win, while Kansas State is listed at +312 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 145.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Tuesday, January 31, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • Location: Lawrence, Kansas
  • Arena: Allen Fieldhouse

Kansas vs. Kansas State Betting Trends

Kansas is 8-13-0 against the spread this year. The Jayhawks have been chosen as favorites in 17 games this year and have walked away with the win 15 times (88.2%) in those games. Kansas’ games this year have hit the over 12 times in 21 opportunities (57.1%).

Kansas State has 16 wins against the spread in 21 games this season. The Wildcats have won 50% of the games this season they were the underdog on the moneyline (3-3). Kansas State’s games this season have hit the over 57.1% of the time (12 out of 21 games with a set point total).

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Kansas vs. Kansas State Key Players to Watch


Jalen Wilson posts 21.4 points and 8.6 rebounds per contest — both team highs. He is also putting up 2.5 assists, shooting 43.1% from the field and 34.8% from beyond the arc with 2.2 made 3-pointers per contest. Gradey Dick puts up 14.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists per contest, shooting 44.9% from the floor and 42.7% from beyond the arc with 2.5 made 3-pointers per contest. Kevin McCullar posts 10.4 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. At the other end, he posts 2.5 steals (ninth in the nation) and 0.6 blocked shots. Dajuan Harris puts up a team-best 6.5 assists per game. He is also averaging 7.2 points and 2.2 rebounds, shooting 44.4% from the field.

Kansas State

Markquis Nowell is the Wildcats’ top assist man (8.2 per game), and he produces 16.9 points and 3.5 rebounds. His assist average ranks him second in the country. Keyontae Johnson is No. 1 on the Wildcats in scoring (18 points per game) and rebounding (7.7), and averages 2.2 assists. He also averages 1.3 steals and 0.3 blocked shots. Nae’Qwan Tomlin is posting 10.5 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game, making 45.2% of his shots from the floor. Desi Sills gives the Wildcats 8.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists per contest. He also averages 0.9 steals and 0.2 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the Kansas Jayhawks

Kansas has won just two conference games against the spread this season. This year, the Jayhawks are posting 76 points per game (76th-ranked in college basketball) and allowing 67.5 points per contest (126th-ranked). With 34.2 rebounds per game, Kansas is 68th in the nation. It surrenders 31.4 rebounds per contest, which ranks 201st in college basketball.

When playing at home, the Jayhawks are posting 1.5 fewer points per game (77.5) than they are in road games (79). Kansas is sinking 7.5 three-pointers per game (176th-ranked in college basketball) this season, while sporting a 35.8% three-point percentage (89th-ranked). So far this season, the Jayhawks are giving up 6.8 threes per game (125th-ranked in college basketball) and are allowing opposing teams to shoot 31.6% (86th-ranked) from three-point land.

The Jayhawks have a 3-7 record against the spread while going 7-3 overall over their past 10 games. Four of Kansas’ last 10 contests have gone over the total. Kansas has been scoring 71.7 points per game in its last 10 times on the court, an average that’s slightly lower than the 76 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. Kansas has been more porous on the defensive side of the ball as of late, giving up 69.9 points per game during its past 10 contests compared to the 67.5 points per game its opponents are averaging in the 2022-23 season.

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What you need to know about the Kansas State Wildcats

Kansas State and its opponents have combined to go over the point total six out of eight times this season in Big 12 play. In 2022-23, the Wildcats are 60th in the nation offensively (77.1 points scored per game) and 120th on defense (67.3 points conceded). Kansas State grabs 32.6 rebounds per game and give up 30.1 boards, ranking 150th and 121st, respectively, in the country.

In 2022-23 the Wildcats are scoring 5.2 fewer points per game at home (75.5) than on the road (80.7). With 7.2 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 35.5% from downtown, Kansas State is 209th and 104th in college basketball, respectively, in those categories. The Wildcats are 27th in the country in 3-pointers allowed (5.7 per game) and 10th-best in 3-point percentage defensively (28.4%).

The Wildcats have an 8-2 record against the spread while going 8-2 overall over their past 10 games. Kansas State has gone over the total in seven of its last 10 games. Kansas State is putting up 79.2 points per game over its last 10 games, compared to its season average of 77.1. The Wildcats are ceding 74.8 points per contest over their past 10 games, compared to their season average of 67.3 points allowed.

Kansas vs. Kansas State Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this matchup is Kansas, and we predict that Kansas State will cover the spread (Kansas -8.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 145.5 points.

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How to bet Kansas vs. Kansas State

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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