Kentucky vs. Kansas State betting: March Madness Second Round preview for March 19

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The No. 6 seed Kentucky Wildcats (22-11) take on the No. 3 seed Kansas State Wildcats (24-9) with a Sweet 16 berth in the East Region of the bracket up for grabs on Sunday at Greensboro Coliseum.

The Kentucky Wildcats are a 3-point favorite against the Kansas State Wildcats when Kentucky Wildcats and Kansas State Wildcats take the court. The game’s point total is set at 144.5.

Here’s what you need to place your college basketball bets on this matchup.


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Kentucky vs. Kansas State betting lines

  • Kentucky odds to win: -157
  • Kansas State odds to win: +133
  • Spread: Kentucky (-3)
  • Total: 144.5
  • TV Channel: CBS
  • Live Stream: fuboTV (Watch for free)

Kentucky statistics, trends and more

Recent trends

  • On offense, the Kentucky Wildcats have had a tough time putting the ball in the basket over their last 10 games, scoring 73.4 points per contest over that span compared to the 74.6 they’ve put up over the course of this season.
  • Kentucky has been more porous on defense lately, giving up 69.3 points per game during its past 10 contests compared to the 67.6 points per game its opponents are averaging on the 2022-23 season.
  • The Kentucky Wildcats’ last 10 contests have seen them make 5.0 three-pointers per game while shooting 31.1% from deep. Both numbers are down compared to their 2022-23 averages of 6.3 makes and 35.2%.

Kentucky betting records this season

  • ATS Record: 16-17-0 (Home: 9-9-0; Away: 6-3-0)
  • ATS Record When Favored by 3+: 11-13-0 (As Favorite: 12-14-0; As Underdog: 4-3-0)
  • O-U-P: 20-13-0 (Home: 11-7-0; Away: 6-3-0)
  • Record When Moneyline Favorite: 15-8 (Home: 10-4; Away: 3-2)
  • Record When Moneyline Underdog: 4-3 (Home: 1-0; Away: 3-1)
Field Goal % Opp. Field Goal % Rebounds Opp. Rebounds Assists Turnovers
45.6 (108th in nation) 42.7 (114th) 36.5 (ninth) 26.9 (ninth) 15.2 (42nd) 10.8 (71st)

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Kansas State statistics, trends and more

Recent trends

  • The Kansas State Wildcats are scoring 72.9 points per contest in their past 10 games, which is 2.6 fewer points than their average for the season (75.5).
  • While Kansas State is surrendering 68.9 points per game in 2022-23, it has been worse over its past 10 games, allowing 70.2 points per contest.
  • The Kansas State Wildcats are making 6.8 threes per contest over their past 10 games, which is 0.2 fewer three-pointers than their average for the season (7.0). Additionally, they have a lower three-point percentage over their last 10 games (30.9%) compared to their season average from downtown (33.9%).

Kansas State betting records this season

  • ATS Record: 22-11-0 (Home: 12-4-0; Away: 5-6-0)
  • ATS Record When Underdog by 3+: 4-4-0 (As Favorite: 16-3-0; As Underdog: 6-8-0)
  • O-U-P: 17-16-0 (Home: 7-9-0; Away: 8-3-0)
  • Record When Moneyline Favorite: 18-0 (Home: 12-0; Away: 1-0)
  • Record When Moneyline Underdog: 5-9 (Home: 2-1; Away: 3-7)
Field Goal % Opp. Field Goal % Rebounds Opp. Rebounds Assists Turnovers
45.7 (103rd in nation) 42.1 (77th) 32.2 (149th) 29.9 (96th) 16.9 (eighth) 13.7 (322nd)
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