Kansas Jayhawks vs. Kansas State Wildcats: 2/2/2021 Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 2, 2021

The Kansas State Wildcats (5-12) visit the No. 23 Kansas Jayhawks (11-6) as double-digit, 17.5-point underdogs after Nijel Pack racked up 26 points in the Wildcats 68-61 loss to Texas A&M. The matchup airs on ESPN+ at 8:00 PM ET on Tuesday, February 2, 2021. The over/under is 133.5 in the matchup.

Betting Information

Kansas vs Kansas State Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Kansas -17.5 -110 -110 133.5 -109 -112 -3501 1235

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Computer picks for Kansas vs Kansas State
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Pick Em Over (133.5) Kansas 78 Kansas State 61

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Total Facts

  • The Jayhawks and their opponents have put up at least 133.5 points — this matchup’s over/under — in 12 of 17 opportunities (70.6%) this season.
  • Kansas State and its opponents have added up to score at least 133.5 points in 47.1% of their matchups this year (eight of 17 chances).
  • The two teams average a combined 2.7 more points per game (136.2) than this matchup’s total of 133.5 points.
  • Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 141.6 points per game, 8.1 more than the over/under for this matchup.
  • The Jayhawks average point total in outings this year is 141.8, 8.3 points higher than the over/under in this game.
  • The average total in Wildcats games this year is 2.6 more points than the point total of 133.5 for this outing.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Jayhawks average just 0.1 more points per game (73.5) than the Wildcats give up (73.4).
  • When Kansas scores more than 73.4 points, it is 4-0 against the spread and 5-1 overall.
  • When Kansas State gives up more than 73.5 points, it is 2-6 against the spread and 1-7 overall.
  • The Wildcats put up an average of 62.7 points per game, 5.5 fewer points than the 68.2 the Jayhawks give up to opponents.
  • When it scores more than 68.2 points, Kansas State is 3-0 against the spread and 3-3 overall.
  • Kansas has an ATS record of 4-6 and a 4-6 record overall when its opponents score more than 62.7 points.
  • The Jayhawks have out-scored their opponents by a total of 90 points this season (5.3 points per game on average), and opponents of the Wildcats have out-scored them by 181 more points on the year (10.7 per game).

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Kansas Betting Information

  • Kansas has covered in just six of 16 matchups this season.
  • The Jayhawks fare well when favored by at least 17.5 points, posting a 2-1 record against the spread.
  • More often than not, Kansas and its foes have united to hit the over, cashing in on 8 of 16 chances this season.

Kansas State Betting Information

  • Kansas State has a losing record against the spread, going 4-13 ATS (covering only 23.5% of the time).
  • In most of Kansas State’s games this season, the teams have not hit the over (8 out of 17 games, 47.1%).

Head to Head

Kansas vs Kansas State (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/29/2020 Kansas -10.5 130 -726 +474 Regular Season 62-58 KANSAS
1/21/2020 Kansas -16.5 127 -2576 +1092 Regular Season 81-60 KANSAS
2/25/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 64-49 KANSAS
2/5/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 74-67 KSU

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Kansas Leaders

  • The scoring leader for the Jayhawks this season is Ochai Agbaji, who averages 14.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game.
  • Jalen Wilson leads Kansas in rebounding, averaging 7.1 per game, while Marcus Garrett leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 3.6 in each contest.
  • Agbaji paces his teammates on the Jayhawks with 2.6 made threes per game.
  • Garrett and David McCormack lead Kansas on the defensive end, with Garrett leading the team in steals averaging 1.4 per game and McCormack in blocks averaging 1.1 per contest.

Kansas State Leaders

  • The Wildcats’ Pack averages enough points (11.8 per game) and assists (3.8 per game) to sit atop the team’s leaderboards.
  • DaJuan Gordon grabs 5.8 rebounds per game (he also scores 9.3 points per game and adds 1.8 assists per game) which puts him at the top of the Kansas State rebounding leaderboard.
  • Agbaji paces his teammates on the Wildcats with 2.3 made threes per game.
  • Pack (1.3 steals per game) and Davion Bradford (0.4 blocks per game) pace the Wildcats in steals and blocks, respectively.
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