Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Wildcats vs. Longhorns CBB Odds
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2022 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(9-7) Kansas State Wildcats vs. Texas Longhorns (13-4)
Date: Tuesday, January 18th, 2022
Time: 8:30 PM ET
Venue: Frank Erwin Special Events Center
CBB Betting ATS Odds: Kansas State +10.5 | Texas -10.5 (Bet Now!)
CBB Moneyline Odds: Kansas State +420 | Texas -580
CBB Betting Total: 125
The Kansas State Wildcats will travel to Austin on Tuesday to face off with the Texas Longhorns.
The Wildcats ended their four-game losing streak with a big win over Texas Tech on Saturday. Texas comes in looking to bounce back from dropping two of its last three games.
The Wildcats dropped their first matchup with Texas, 70-57 at home on January 4th.
Kansas State Wildcats
On Saturday, the Wildcats earned their first Big 12 victory of the season with a 62-51 home win over Texas Tech. It was the team’s first win over a Top 25 opponent in their last six attempts. The win was made even more impressive considering the Red Raiders were coming off back-to-back wins over Kansas and Baylor.
After a slow start in the first half shooting just 36% and scoring only 26 points, Kansas State came alive with 36 points on 50% shooting in the second half. Nijel Pack led the Wildcats with 14 points and 7 rebounds while Mark Smith and Mike McGuirl chipped in with 12 and 10 points.
In the first matchup with the Longhorns, Kansas State played shorthanded and battled the Longhorns tough until suffering through an 18-2 Texas run late that sealed the deal in a 70-57 defeat. The game was played with only 8 available players for the Wildcats.
K-State is not a particularly good shooting team, with just a 42% FG percentage. They do, however, hold their opponents to 39% shooting from the field.
The 24th ranked Texas Longhorns return home looking to improve to 4-2 in the conference and 14-4 overall against the Kansas State Wildcats. Texas has lost two of three with its most recent on the road against #16 Iowa State, 79-70. The Longhorns are now just 1-4 away from home this season.
The Longhorns committed a season-high 20 turnovers with only 13 assists in the game. In addition, Iowa State shot 57% from the floor in the win. Andrew Jones led the way for Texas scoring 18 points with a season-high 7 rebounds. Marcus Carr added 15 points with 6 assists.
In the first matchup, the Longhorns held the shorthanded Wildcats to just 36% shooting from the floor. They also soundly out-rebounded the Wildcats, 40-28.
Texas comes into the rematch looking to extend its home record to 12-0 on the season. The team’s average margin of victory at home is 26 points. Texas is shooting 46% from the field overall and averaging 70 points per game.
CBB Betting Trends:
- The Wildcats are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 road games
- The UNDER is 17-7 in Wildcats last 24 overall.
- The Longhorns are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games
- The UNDER is 7-3 in Longhorns last 10 overall.
- The road team is 10-3 ATS in the last 13 meetings.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Kansas State ATS
If you’re looking for a good upset play, this might be your matchup. K-State comes in as a solid double-digit underdog and, at first glance, it would seem justified given Texas’ relatively easy win at K-State earlier this year. A deeper dive, however, shows that game was on a much steeper playing field as the Wildcats only had 8 players available.
A fatigued K-State team suffered through an 18-2 run by the relentless Longhorns to start the second half and the game was all but over.
Texas has been outstanding at home so far this season at 11-0 with an average margin of victory of 26. However, again, look deeper and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a top-tier opponent in that mix. The two best teams Texas has defeated at home are West Virginia and Oklahoma. They won those games by 15 and 14 points, so that would be a fairer comparison.
I’d take the points and the Wildcats on the road to hang tight with the Longhorns.
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