Kansas State vs Florida Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for January 28 (Wildcats' Ball Movement Frustrates Gators)

Kansas State vs Florida Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for January 28 (Wildcats' Ball Movement Frustrates Gators)


Kansas State vs Florida Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • No. 5 Kansas State (17-3) vs. Florida (12-8)
  • Date: Saturday, January 28, 2023
  • Time: 6:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Bramlage Coliseum -- Manhattan, Kansas

Saturday, Jan. 28's schedule is filled with SEC/Big 12 Challenge matchups, including a 6 p.m. ET tilt between the No. 5 Kansas State Wildcats and Florida Gators.

Kansas State enters tonight's contest looking to bounce back from an 80-76 loss against ranked Iowa State earlier this week. Meanwhile, Florida hopes to extend its winning streak to three games after picking up an 81-60 blowout victory over South Carolina on Wednesday.

Can Kansas State prove that its latest loss was just a fluke? Or will Florida pull off the shocking win at Bramlage Coliseum?

Kansas State vs Florida Odds & Spread

Kansas State enters this contest as the clear road favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 6 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 139.5 points with both sides set at -110.

Kansas State vs Florida Betting Trends

  • Kansas State is 14-6-0 against the spread this year.
  • The Wildcats are 5-3 as 5.5-point favorites or more.
  • Kansas State has played 20 games this season, and 12 of them have hit the over.
  • Florida's record against the spread is 11-9-0.
  • The Gators have covered every time (1-0) as a 5.5-point underdog or more this season.
  • Florida has played 20 games this season, and seven of them have hit the over.
Kansas State Rank Kansas State AVG Florida AVG Florida Rank
52nd 77.8 Points Scored 72.8 158th
151st 68.2 Points Allowed 65.1 69th
193rd 31.9 Rebounds 33.3 120th
124th 9.3 Off. Rebounds 7.6 269th
185th 7.4 3pt Made 7 229th
7th 17.9 Assists 12.6 233rd
273rd 13.2 Turnovers 11.1 70th

Kansas State vs Florida Prediction & Pick

The majority of Florida's success this season has taken place at home. The Gators are only 3-2 on the road thus far while averaging significantly fewer points in away games (66.8) than they do at home (78.7). Meanwhile, Kansas State is a perfect 11-0 at Bramlage Coliseum, where it possesses an impressive plus-15.3 scoring margin.

The Wildcats also have the advantage when it comes to ball movement, averaging 17.9 assists (No. 6) compared to the Gators' 12.7 (T-No. 190). Furthermore, it's hard trusting Florida when it's 1-4 as the underdog this season, whereas Kansas State is a perfect 14-0 as the favorite.

Don't over think things here: Kansas State will win without much of an issue.

Final Score Prediction: Kansas State: 71 | Florida: 67

Kansas State vs Florida Best Bet

While Florida is 5-0 ATS in its last five games, that streak comes to an end tonight. Kansas is a top-five program for a reason and shouldn't have issues creating separation. It helps that the Wildcats are not only 7-1 ATS in their last eight games but also 7-3 ATS at Bramlage Coliseum this season.

With Florida also being 2-5 ATS in its last seven matchups against Big 12 foes, Kansas State is in a good position to cover as the -4.5 favorite.

Bet: Kansas State -4.5 (-110)

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