NCAAB Betting – (8) Kansas at Kansas State

(8) Kansas Jayhawks (-5.5, 128 o/u) at Kansas State Wildcats

A Big 12 rivalry game will hit center stage tonight when the No. 8 Kansas Jayhawks (22-5, 11-3 Big 12) take on the Kansas State Wildcats (13-15, 6-9 Big 12) at Bramlage Coliseum (9:00 p.m. Eastern).

The Wildcats have lost seven of their last eight games and arguably saved their worst performance for their most recent, dropping an 69-42 game to Baylor on Saturday. The team was ice cold from beyond the arc, going 1/16 in the game.

“You’ve got to make some 3s,” Kansas State coach Bruce Weber said. “When we’ve played against them, we’ve made 3s.”

The loss dropped K-State to 6-9 inside the Big 12, and they are now third-last in the conference.

The Jayhawks, meanwhile, have won three of their last four, including an 81-72 win over TCU on Saturday. Perry Ellis scored 23 points over the Horned Frogs, helping his team rebound from a crushing last-second loss to West Virginia, in which Ellis missed the winning lay-up at the buzzer.

“I was anxious to play, get back on the court,” said Ellis after the win over TCU. “It was tough, man. I knew I had a chance to make [the last-second shot against West Virginia], but I couldn’t.”

The Jayhawks are 5.5-point road favorites tonight, while the O/U is at 128.

These teams have very similar ATS numbers on the season. Kansas is 15-11 against the spread, while the Wildcats are 14-11. But K-State has been dismal ATS when facing the Jayhawks in recent memory, going just 4-13 in their last 17 home games against Kansas.

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Frank Lorenzo

MTS co-founder Frank “Let It Ride” Lorenzo has been betting on sports since he was legally allowed to do so. (Did he do so before then, too? No comment.) He enjoys very strong coffee, neon lights, and passing on his wealth of betting knowledge to anyone who will listen.