Kansas vs Kansas State Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for January 17 (Jayhawks' Shooters Show Up in Big 12 Tilt)

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

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • No. 2 Kansas (16-1, 5-0 Big 12) vs. No. 11 Kansas State (15-2, 4-1 Big 12)
  • Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Bramlage Coliseum -- Manhattan, Kansas

Tuesday, Jan. 17's NCAA college basketball schedule features a massive Big 12 matchup as the No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks go one-on-one with the No. 11 Kansas State Wildcats.

Kansas has been racking up win after win, picking up a 62-60 victory over ranked Iowa State on Saturday to mark the Jayhawks' 10th win in a row. Meanwhile, Kansas State's winning streak came to an end at nine games due to an 82-68 loss to then-No. 17 TCU over the weekend.

Can Kansas find a way to extend its winning ways to 11 straight matchups? Or will Kansas State use its latest loss as motivation to fend off its Big 12 rival?

Kansas vs Kansas State Odds & Spread

Kansas enters this contest as the slight favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 147.5 points, which is slightly above average compared to Tuesday's other totals.

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Kansas vs Kansas State Betting Trends

  • Kansas has seven wins in 17 games against the spread this season.
  • The Jayhawks have an ATS record of 4-9 as 2.5-point favorites or greater.
  • Kansas has seen nine of its 17 games hit the over.
  • Kansas State has beaten the spread 11 times in 17 games.
  • The Wildcats have two wins ATS (2-2) as a 2.5-point underdog or more this year.
  • Kansas State has played 17 games this season, and 10 of them have hit the over.
Kansas Rank Kansas AVG Kansas State AVG Kansas State Rank
68th 76.9 Points Scored 78.2 47th
78th 65.2 Points Allowed 67.2 121st
61st 35.1 Rebounds 32.4 173rd
93rd 9.8 Off. Rebounds 9.6 108th
149th 7.8 3pt Made 7.2 206th
14th 17.4 Assists 18.6 5th
116th 11.7 Turnovers 13.1 254th

Kansas vs Kansas State Prediction & Pick

One of the key reasons why Kansas State fell to TCU was that the former couldn't stay disciplined, finishing the night with 17 fouls and 20 turnovers. Unfortunately for the Wildcats, Kansas forces 15.2 turnovers per game (No. 46) and has also drawn an average of 17.3 personal fouls over the last three games.

Kansas State shooting 6-of-21 (28.6%) from the three-point line is another reason why the Wildcats couldn't keep things close with TCU. They can't afford a similar performance, especially with the Jayhawks averaging 7.8 threes (T-No. 123) on 37.6% shooting (No. 38).

Furthermore, Kansas has won seven straight games against Kansas State, also winning six of its last seven trips to Bramlage Coliseum. After the Wildcats' offense looked dreadful against the Horned Frogs, I have more confidence in the Jayhawks winning tonight.

Final Score Prediction: Kansas: 77 | Kansas State: 71

Kansas vs Kansas State Best Bet

Covering the 1.5-point spread won't be a challenge for Kansas. On top of being 6-3 ATS in their last nine Big 12 matchups, the Jayhawks are 5-2 ATS during their seven-game winning streak over the Wildcats. In fact, Kansas won those games by an average margin of 14.7 points.

Kansas State is good, but Kansas is better. Back the Wildcats to win this by at least a basket.

Bet: Kansas -1.5 (-118)


Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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