In state rivals collide when #15 Kansas State (19-4) takes on #5 Kansas (19-4) Monday at 9:00ET with the top spot in the Big 12 on the line. Get college basketball odds at Bovada sportsbook.
Kansas State has won four in a row to improve to 19-4 SU and 9-9-1 ATS. They have feasted on conference action, posting an 8-2 mark, and have also played well on the road, going 5-1 this season. They are 8-2 in their last ten straight up, and have gone 6-3-1 against the spread over that span.
Kansas has dropped three in a row to fall to 19-4 SU and 9-13 ATS. They should be happy to be back home, where they have gone 11-1 this year. Their three game losing streak has come in the Big 12, which has dropped their record to 7-3 in conference action. Over their last 10 games, they are 7-3 straight up and an inverse 3-7 against the spread.
These two teams have been headed in two completely different directions. However, both can solidify their spot atop the Big 12 with a win tonight on national TV. Kansas is a tough team to figure out right now as they are coming off of two dreadful performances. They are playing at home tonight vs. a rival, but if that is enough to wake them up remains to be seen. The Jayhawks are just not playing with the same intensity and attention to detail that we have come to expect from a Bill Self team. On the other hand a lot of people including myself have drastically underrated Kansas St. and you have to consider them a serious threat not only in the Big 12, but come NCAA tournament time as well.
Kansas is an 8 point favorite. These teams are going in different directions. To take Kansas State +8 as they figure to keep it close at the least Click Here.