Kansas Jayhawks vs. Kansas State Wildcats 2/5/24

Kansas Jayhawks vs. Kansas State Wildcats 2/5/24 NCAA Men’s Basketball Analysis, Previews, and Predictions

Kansas Jayhawks (17-4) vs. Kansas State Wildcats (14-7)


Kansas Jayhawks vs. Kansas State Wildcats 2/5/24 – NCAAB analysts’ picks are buzzing with anticipation as two powerhouse teams, the Kansas Jayhawks and Kansas State Wildcats, prepare to square off against one another on Monday, February 5, 2024. Boasting an age-old rivalry that has delighted fans for decades, this matchup promises to be an intense battle – so let’s go through statistics, key players, and betting trends in detail so we can fully grasp this epic showdown!


Kansas Jayhawks have enjoyed an outstanding start to their season so far, boasting a 17-4 record so far. On offense they’ve averaged an impressive 79.2 points per game thanks to a 50.9% field goal percentage and 36.2% three point field goal percentage from Hunter Dickinson in 21 games played; his impressive 59.2% field goal percentage makes him a formidable force inside. Unfortunately though they’ve allowed an average of 72 points per game so work must still be done defensively for maximum success!


Kansas State Wildcats have enjoyed an admirable season so far, currently boasting a 14-7 record. They’ve been competitive on both ends of the court, scoring 72 points per game while holding opponents to 43.1% field goal percentages. Cam Carter, their guard player, has been one of their standout performers this season; averaging 15.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game while shooting an incredible 83.1 free-throw percentage from the free throw line! However, their 3-point shooting could use improvement; currently have only 30.8% field goal percentage from 3-point field goal attempts!


Kansas Jayhawks vs. Kansas State Wildcats 2/5/24 Game Info


When: Monday, February 5, 2024, at 9:00 PM ET
Where: Bramlage Coliseum
Stream: Sofascore


Hunter Dickinson (Center) vs. Cam Carter (Guard)


Hunter Dickinson has been an unstoppable force this season for Kansas. Averaging 18.7 points and 11.2 rebounds per game while standing 7 feet 1 inch, Dickinson utilizes his size effectively on both ends of the court – using it to score in the paint, grab offensive and defensive rebounds, protect the rim with 1.3 blocks per game and score inside; all while turning over the ball 1.8 times per game on average (59.2% field goal percentage and 72.4% free throw percentage is testament to that fact). Dickinson remains an indispensable scorer who provides Kansas with a reliable scoring powerhouse.


Cam Carter has been Kansas State’s driving force this season, averaging 15.8 points and 4.8 rebounds per game on average while also contributing with 2.8 assists per game as a guard. Additionally, Carter boasts quick hands which result in 1.6 steals per game, and boasts an 83.1% free-throw shooting success rate; three point shooting at 31.5% may also make him effective against Kansas, yet handling the ball and creating opportunities will be integral in Kansas State’s success against them.


When these two talented players meet on the court, it will surely be an intriguing battle between post and perimeter players. Much will depend on how each of these key players perform against one another.


NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds:TBD


Believing that this game could produce an unpredictable result, bookmakers have yet to release point spread, moneyline and total betting odds for this matchup – an indication of their expectation for an intense contest between rival teams with potential for close gameplay and unpredictable outcomes.


Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends


Kansas Jayhawks have shown resilience recently, going 3-2 in their last 5 games while posting a 3-5 mark against the spread on their road travels. Three out of their last five contests featured over-scoring contests due to Hunter Dickinson’s dominance in the paint, suggesting an affinity for higher scoring affairs among this squad.


Kansas State Wildcats Betting Trends


Kansas State Wildcats have had an inconsistent stretch, going 2-3 in their last 5 games overall and going 1-4 against the spread in this span. On the road however, they have performed much better, going 4-2 against spread. Overs have hit twice but Kansas State tends to play lower scoring games that emphasize their defense more heavily than ever.


Kansas Jayhawks vs. Kansas State Wildcats 2/5/24 Betting Picks


As with any rivalry matchup, emotions run high and anything can happen on the court. Based on statistics and recent trends, it appears the Kansas Jayhawks possess superior offensive firepower as well as Hunter Dickinson as their dominant center. Additionally, Wildcats struggle against spread coverage as well as lower 3-point shooting percentage to take an edge in this matchup.


Expert insight suggests that the Jayhawks are the superior team for this matchup. Bettors may wish to consider betting the over/under as both teams tend to feature high scoring contests. Expect an exciting and intensely competitive battle when this game hits.


Free Pick and Prediction: Kansas Jayhawks 81, Kansas State Wildcats 75.


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