College Basketball Betting Preview: Kansas at Kansas State

The Kansas Jayhawks (24-1 SU, 12-10 ATS), newly minted as the No. 1 ranked team in America, visit instate rival Kansas State (16-9 SU, 6-12 ATS) tonight in a nationally televised Big 12 showdown on Monday night (9:00 p.m. ET, ESPN).

After Ohio State (24-1 SU, 11-11 ATS) lost to Wisconsin on Saturday, the Jayhawks were crowned No. 1 in the AP poll on Monday afternoo.

Kansas is listed as a 5.5-point road favorite at SBGGlobal.com. On the moneyline, the Jayhawks are -230; the Wildcats are +190.

Kansas is coming into this game playing extremely well. Their only loss of the season came at home to Texas, 74-63 as 7-point favorites, but since that defeat the Jayhawks have won six straight and covered the spread in five.

One of those wins was a 90-66 home rout of Kansas State as a 10-point chalk. This past Saturday, the Jayhawks pounded Iowa State 89-66 as 19.5-point home favorites.

Kansas State is coming off a heartbreaking loss on Saturday; the Wildcats were beaten 58-56 at Colorado as 1.5-point road favorites.

Rodney McGruder made a 3-pointer at the end of the game that just missed beating the buzzer. Officials had to review the shot multiple times but the end result showed that McGruder did not beat the buzzer so instead of a game winning three-pointer the Wildcats went home with a two point loss.

It was a very damaging loss for Kansas State who fell to 4-6 in the Big 12. Kansas State is squarely on the NCAA Tournament bubble and may need a win at home against Kansas to make it since there are not a lot of big wins on the Wildcats’ resume this season.

Here are some key college basketball betting stats for Monday’s game:

The Jayhawks are 5-0 ATS in their last five games overall. The Jayhawks are 20-7 ATS in their last 27 Monday games.

The Wildcats are 17-8-1 ATS in their last 26 home games. The Wildcats are 3-11 ATS in their last 14 games overall. In this series, the Jayhawks are 9-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings at Kansas State.

The over is 6-0 in the Jayhawks’ last six overall. The over is 5-0 in the Jayhawks’ last five road games.

The under is 8-2 in the Wildcats’ last 10 home games. The under is 18-6 in the Wildcats’ last 24 overall.

In this series, the over is 6-2 in the last eight meetings.

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