In a rivalry that dates back over a century, tonight Kansas will travel down the road to Manhattan to face Kansas State in the Sunflower Showdown. The Wildcats (17-7, 6-6 Big 12) are coming off a 75-64 loss at Texas while the #4 Jayhawks (20-5, 10-2 Big 12) just capped a big week with double figure victories over Oklahoma State and Baylor.
Expect the Bramlage Coliseum to be rocking tonight as these two starkly different teams take the court. Kansas State is lead in scoring by 6’4″ guard Rodney McGruder (14.6 ppg) but they feature a balanced offensive attack in which nine players average at least 11 minutes per game.
In contrast, the success of Kansas this season has hinged on the performance of Player of the Year candidate Thomas Robinson. The athletic 6’9″ forward leads the Big 12 in rebounding (12.1), ranks second in scoring (18.1) and could be a top 5 pick in the 2012 NBA draft.
Kansas opened as a 3-point favorite at the market-setting CRIS sportsbook and, according to Sports Insights’ College Basketball Betting Trends, is currently receiving 83% of spread wagers. That lop-sided betting percentage has pushed the line a full point to -4 throughout the marketplace.
So far none of our betting systems have been triggered on the spread in this game; however All-Pro members are able to view all of our College Basketball Betting System Plays by logging-in to their SportsInsights.com account.
The following table shows the breakdown of spread betting percentages from our six contributing sportsbooks: