Utah State Kansas State Betting – Thursday, 9:57 PM ET
The No.12 Aggies (30-3, 15-1 WAC) absolutely rolled through the WAC, and then went on to win the conference tournament, although they lost big leads in the semifinals and finals of both games. The Aggies are third in the country in points allowed, fourth in field-goal defense and seventh in rebounding margin, but some people who are keeping a March Madness blog wonder how good they really are, given the conference they play in. Forward Tai Wesley is the team’s offensive threat and he’s also their best rebounder, but he also gets help from Brady Jardine, who averaged 7.4 rebounds coming off the bench.
The No.5 Wildcats (22-10, 10-6 Big 12) have been one of the best teams in the country since February, showing everyone why they were a favored Final Four team prior to some off-court troubles that threw off the first half of the season. Jacob Pullen made the preseason All-American team, but he says he was trying to boost his NBA stock too much. It turns out that since he stopped doing that, his stock has gone up, and Pullen has scored 20 or more in six of his last eight games. Forward Curtis Kelly is starting to come around, and the Wildcats will need him to play like he did in last year’s Tournament. People seem to forget that the core of this team went to the Elite Eight last season, but Kansas State should be on your radar.
Online March Madness betting odds have the Wildcats as a 2-point favorite in Tuscon, and these two have never met before, so there is an element of mystery. Utah State has only played two Tournament teams this season, losing at BYU and Georgetown, and they’re out to prove that they can hang with the elite in the NCAA. But the Wildcats represent a huge jump in competition and you could even argue that Kansas State is better than either team Utah State has faced, and the Wildcats are a battle-tested experienced team with a stone-cold killer in Pullen. Utah State’s defense is good, for the WAC, but they’re facing a Kansas State who is on a roll, and there will be no upset on Thursday. March Madness Picks Take Kansas State in your online sports betting book. Make sure you join us for UFC Predictions bets this weekend.
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