Kansas State Wildcats vs. Texas Longhorns Free Prediction 01/11/20

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It will be a matchup between two stifling defenses when the Texas Longhorns (10-4, 0-2 Big 12) take on the Kansas State Wildcats (7-7, 0-2 Big 12) at Frank Erwin Special Events Center. Action starts at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 11, 2020.

Kansas State Wildcats at Texas Longhorns Betting Odds

Both teams were beaten in their last outing. The Longhorns fell to the Oklahoma Sooners, 72-62, while the Wildcats lost a tough one against the TCU Horned Frogs, 59-57.

Kansas State had a free throw rate of 0.224 (above their season average of 0.218) while Texas held Oklahoma to an offensive rebounding percentage of 17.6 (below their season average of 23.0). Texas rallied around Jericho Sims, who contributed 12 points and 15 rebounds. Meanwhile, Xavier Sneed fueled Kansas State with 19 points and six rebounds.

This series was highly contested last year. Each won one of the two games played against each other last season. In the most recent contest, the Wildcats won 71-64. Kansas State had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.627 vs. 0.489). Texas, meanwhile, had a much better free throw rate (0.383 vs. 0.137). This will be the first meeting of the year between these two teams.

Half-court execution will be of utmost importance when a pair of the nation’s slowest-paced teams square off. Texas ranks 314th in possessions per game (66.8) and Kansas State is 294th (67.4).

Kansas State Wildcats vs. Texas Longhorns ATS Pick

College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Kansas State, ATS Winner – Kansas State, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Kansas State ranks 33rd in steals per game (8.6) while Texas ranks 165th (5.8).
  • The Longhorns rank 13th in assists allowed per game (9.2) while the Wildcats rank 33rd (10.3).
  • The Longhorns rank seventh in three pointers allowed per game (15.8) while the Wildcats rank 70th (20.0).
  • Texas ranks 49th in blocks allowed per game (2.8) while Kansas State ranks 75th (3.1).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Wildcats have been outscored by an average of 2.8 points in their last five games. On the season, Kansas State has defeated opponents by an average of 5.1 points.
  • During their last five games, the Longhorns have scored an average of 66.0 points per game (0.7 below their season average) and allowed an average of 67.0 points per game (5.5 above their season average).