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College Basketball Picks: Kansas State Wildcats vs. Kansas Jayhawks

Jeff GrantContributor IFebruary 11, 2013

College Basketball Picks: Kansas State Wildcats vs. Kansas Jayhawks

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    The Kansas Jayhawks have never lost at Allen Fieldhouse under Bill Self when featured on ESPN's Big Monday, which is important to consider when making your college basketball against-the-spread picks, as they prepare to host the Kansas State Wildcats.

    Sports bettors will find that the Jayhawks are 7.5-point home favorites in the NCAA basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at 129 in the market.

    Self has won all 15 games in Lawrence when participating in this prime-time event, while the program is 47-16 all-time in this situation.

    Let's take a closer look at this Big 12 Conference showdown from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.

Kansas State Wildcats

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    The Kansas State Wildcats sit atop the Big 12 Conference standings after winning four games in a row, which includes a 79-70 victory over the Iowa State Cyclones as 6.5-point home favorites last Saturday.

    Sports bettors will find that the Wildcats are 0-4 against the spread in their four losses as underdogs this year.

Kansas Jayhawks

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    The Kansas Jayhawks will be trying to avoid their first four-game losing streak since 1988-89, as they suffered a 72-66 setback to the Oklahoma Sooners as 5.5-point road favorites last Saturday.

    Sports bettors will find that the Jayhawks are 19-9 ATS in their last 28 Monday games.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Kansas Jayhawks as one of their sports betting picks Monday night, as the home team is 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings in this series.

    College Basketball Pick: Kansas Jayhawks -7.5 

     

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