Kansas State Wildcats vs Texas Longhorns 1/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Kansas State Wildcats vs Texas Longhorns 1/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Kansas State Wildcats (9-7) are preparing to take on the 21st ranked Texas Longhorns (13-4) in the Big 12 Conference at Frank Erwin Special Events Center in Austin on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at 8:30 PM ET.

 

Kansas State moved up with two games above .500 overall standing after an 11-point victory over the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Saturday. The Wildcats ended a four-game losing skid versus Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia, and TCU after that victory.

 

Kansas State is in 10th place at 1-4 in the Big 12 Conference with a 9-7 overall standing while splitting their last four road matches this season. The Wildcats chased a two-point deficit in the first half versus the Red Raiders but managed to grab the lead at 36-23 after the break resulting in their 62-51 victory.

 

Guard Nijel Pack scored 14 points and hauled down 7 rebounds in leading Kansas State while Guard Mark Smith added 12 points in the winning effort.

 

The Wildcats gained an average of 68.3 PPG on 42.8% shooting from the floor with an average of 36.2 rebounds and 13.6 assists per match. The defense for Kansas State gave up an average of 61.1 PPG but posted 1.9 blocks and 7.7 steals per outing.

 

Guard Nijel Pack led the Wildcats in scoring with an average of 15.4 PPG on 43.6% FG while Guard Mark Smith grabbed an average of 8.3 RPG and Guard Markquis Nowell distributed 5.5 APG.   

 

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Kansas State Wildcats vs Texas Longhorns Predictions 1/18/2022

 

The 21st ranked Texas Longhorns will be hosting Kansas State in this Big 12 duel after winning 13 of their last 17 contests played this season. The Longhorns lost two of their last five outings including their recent nine-point defeat to the 15th ranked Iowa State Cyclones on Saturday.

 

Texas took 4th place at 3-2 in the Big 12 Conference with an overall standing at 13-4 while winning all 11 home contests this season. The Longhorns’ defense allowed the Cyclones to score 38 points in the first half and 41 after the break while the Texas offense gained only 70 points in the eventual 70-79 loss to Iowa State.

 

Guard Andrew Jones led the offense for the Longhorns with 18 points and 7 rebounds while Guard Marcus Carr added 15 points and led in assists at 6 for Texas.

 

Forward T Allen led the offense for the Longhorns with an average of 11.5 PPG on 52.5% FG and 6.4 RPG while Guard Marcus Carr led in assists with an average of 3.6 per contest.

 

Texas recorded an average of 70.4 PPG in shooting for 46.4% from the floor with an average of 33.7 RPG and 14.2 APG while their defense allowed only 54.5 PPG with 3.4 blocks and 9.0 steals per game.   

 

Kansas State Wildcats vs. #21 Texas Longhorns. The NCAAB Pick for this contest is Texas -12. The Longhorns are undefeated at home with a tough defense that can control the scoring of their opponents to just 54.5 PPG this season. Texas has a slightly better offense than Kansas State at 70.4 to 68.3 PPG this season. The prediction: The Texas Longhorns will win at 70-55.   

 

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Kansas State Wildcats vs Texas Longhorns 1/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAB Starting Time: 8:30 PM ET

 

Location: Frank Erwin Special Events Center in Austin, TX

 

Date: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

 

TV: LHN  

 

NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: Texas Longhorns -12    

 

NCAAB Totals: 123

 

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