Kansas State vs Texas Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 4 (Wildcats Edge Longhorns in Close-Fought Contest)

Devon Platana
Kansas State vs Texas prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Kansas State vs Texas prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann

Kansas State vs Texas Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • No. 7 Kansas State (18-4, 6-3 Big 12) vs. No. 10 Texas (18-4, 7-2 Big 12)
  • Date: Saturday, February 4, 2023
  • Time: 4:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Bramlage Coliseum -- Manhattan, Kansas

College basketball plans are in for a treat Saturday as the No. 7 Kansas State Wildcats are set to go head-to-head with the No. 10 Texas Longhorns at 4 p.m. ET.

Kansas State has looked vulnerable lately, losing for the second time in its last three games with Tuesday's 90-78 loss to ranked Kansas. Meanwhile, Texas has been trending in the opposite direction. The Longhorns improved to 3-1 in their last four games with a 76-71 over then-No. 11 Baylor, Sir'Jabari Rice's game-high 21 points.

Can Kansas State put its losing ways behind them? Or will Texas figure out a way to extend its Big 12 rival's woes?

Kansas State vs Texas Odds & Spread

Kansas State enters this contest as the slim home favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 4 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 151.5 points with the under being favored at -118 odds.

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Kansas State vs Texas Betting Trends

  • Kansas State has 15 wins in 22 games against the spread this year.
  • Against the spread as 1.5-point favorites or more, the Wildcats are 10-4.
  • This year, 13 of Kansas State's 22 games have gone over the point total.
  • Texas' record against the spread is 9-13-0.
  • As a 1.5-point underdog or greater, the Longhorns have one win ATS (1-2) this year.
  • This season, 12 of Texas' 22 games have hit the over.
Kansas State Rank Kansas State AVG Texas AVG Texas Rank
57th 77.2 Points Scored 79.9 26th
149th 68.3 Points Allowed 67.7 130th
132nd 32.9 Rebounds 32.7 143rd
131st 9.2 Off. Rebounds 9.0 151st
211th 7.2 3pt Made 7.1 220th
9th 17.4 Assists 16.6 16th
268th 13.0 Turnovers 11.3 89th

Kansas State vs Texas Prediction & Pick

Despite being a top-10 program, Texas has had its fair share of road struggles. The Longhorns are only 3-2 in away games thus far and have lost their only two road outings against ranked opponents. Furthermore, their high-flying offense (79.9PG, No. 17) dips to a 69.5 PPG clip on the road.

Texas is going to have a tough time with a Kansas State squad that's 11-0 with a plus-15.2 scoring margin at Bramlage Coliseum. Furthermore, the Wildcats are also 4-0 at home against Big 12 competition this season.

Considering how Kansas State already beat Texas on the road at the beginning of January, the Wildcats are more than capable of duplicating that result this weekend.

Final Score Prediction: Kansas State: 82 | Texas: 78

Kansas State vs Texas Best Bet

When it comes to the best bet, I'm siding with Kansas State covering the 1.5-point spread. On top of being 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games, the Wildcats are 5-0 ATS in their last five at home and have covered the spread in four of their last five games against the Longhorns.

Texas has struggled to cover the spread throughout the 2022-23 campaign, going 9-13 ATS thus far. With Texas also being 2-3 ATS on the road, expect Kansas State to win this meeting by at least one basket.

Bet: Kansas State -1.5 (-118)

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