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Florida vs Kansas St. Basketball Picks & Predictions

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Florida is on the road playing Kansas St. at the Fred Bramlage Coliseum stadium on Saturday, 1/28/2023 @ 6:00pm EST. Kansas St. -5.5 was the opening favorite and current line is Kansas St. -5.

As the Power 12/SEC Challenge kicks off this Saturday, an exciting slate of matchups awaits. A quality matchup will be between the Florida Gators of the SEC and the #5 Kansas State Wildcats in Manhattan, KS. With an 11-8 record overall and a 4-3 record in the SEC, Florida enters this non-league matchup at 4-3. Meanwhile, Kansas State is 17-3 on the season and 6-1 in the highly competitive Conference 12. There will be an opening tap at 6:00 pm Eastern Standard Time.

The Gators must push forward

The Florida Gators are certainly in the NCAA Tournament conversation, but they must move quickly. Two weeks ago, Florida defeated #20 Missouri 73-64 for its only quality win this season. Florida has a chance to make a push for a spot with 11 wins in a power-five conference, but it will have to start putting together wins soon. A 81-60 win over South Carolina on Wednesday night gave Florida its 11th win of the season. A season-high 21 assists were handed out by the Gators, who shot 47% from the field. In addition to nine points, 10 rebounds, and eight assists, Myeron Jones led Florida with a near triple-double. The Gators were led by Colin Castleton, who scored 18 points.

There is something surprising about wildcats

The Kansas State Wildcats have been one of the most surprising teams in the country this season. It was predicted that the Wildcats would finish in the bottom tier of the talented Power 12 Conference, but they have defied expectations so far. The Wildcats are ranked fifth in the country and are 17-3 so far this season. Among the Wildcats' quality wins are those against West Virginia, Texas, Baylor, Oklahoma State and, most recently, Kansas. Despite this, K-State has recorded just 2-2 in its last four games. Iowa State defeated the Wildcats by a score of 80-76 on Tuesday night. In addition to 23 points, Markquis Nowell had nine assists for a game-high. With 14 seconds left, K-State could have cut the lead to one, but Nowell's layup rimmed out.

In this situation, the Wildcats might just need some home cooking. Despite their 11-0 record at home so far this season, Kansas State will be looking to take on the Gators with their high-powered offense. With the country's 33rd-ranked scoring offense, Kansas State has beaten a number of quality opponents this season, while the Gators have struggled against better competition. On Saturday, the Wildcats will continue their surprising season with a comfortable win over a Florida team still searching for its first win of the season.

Florida Highlights

With a power ranking of 125, Florida is ranked #166 in offense (scoring an average of 72.32 per game), #75 in defense (allowing an average of 65.32 points to be scored against them per game) and are 12-8 (11-9 ATS) this season.

Kansas St. Highlights

Kansas St. Wildcats has a power ranking of 206 and are #52 for offense (scoring an average of 77.80 per game), #152 for defense (giving up an average of 65.32 points per game) and 17-3 (15-5 ATS) overall. Florida went 1-1 (1-1 ATS) in their last 3 matchups against Kansas St..

Curated Picks & Predictions

  • Based on the current lines, Oddsmakers predict the score to be FLA 76.375, KANST 66.375.
  • 51% of SportsJaw players predict Kansas St. Wildcats to cover.
  • OddsShark's prediction is Florida will win, cover the spread, and the total will go over.
  • 70% picked Kansas St. Wildcats on
  • SportsJaw's ScoreCaster prediction: Gators 71 to Wildcats 67.

Staff Prediction

Our prediction: Gators 71 to Wildcats 67.

Written by SportsJaw Staff
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Under 138

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Power Rankings[ - ]

Florida Gators
Kansas St. Wildcats
FG %
3 PT %
FG %
3 PT %

Last 10 Games Stats[ + ]

Florida GatorsFlorida

vs SCARW 81-60
46.97FG %
70.59FT %
73 PT %
vs MISSTW 61-59
41.82FG %
50FT %
103 PT %
vs TEXAML 52-54
26.23FG %
73.68FT %
63 PT %
vs MIZZUW 73-64
47.06FG %
71.43FT %
103 PT %
vs LSUW 67-56
39.58FG %
75FT %
53 PT %
vs GAW 82-75
49.18FG %
88.24FT %
73 PT %
vs TEXAML 63-66
45.45FG %
72.73FT %
73 PT %
vs AUBL 58-61
40.43FG %
89.47FT %
33 PT %
vs OUL 53-62
32.79FG %
78.57FT %
23 PT %
vs OHIOW 82-48
51.85FG %
76.19FT %
103 PT %

Kansas St. WildcatsKansas St.

vs IASTL 76-80
52.08FG %
68FT %
93 PT %
vs TTECHW 68-58
42.55FG %
74.07FT %
83 PT %
vs KUW 83-82
41.67FG %
78.79FT %
73 PT %
vs TCUL 68-82
43.08FG %
85.71FT %
63 PT %
vs OKSTW 65-57
35.59FG %
73.68FT %
93 PT %
vs BAYW 97-95
53.12FG %
85.71FT %
113 PT %
vs TEXASW 116-103
60FG %
93.94FT %
133 PT %
vs WVUW 82-76
42.03FG %
61.76FT %
33 PT %
vs RADW 73-65
49.15FG %
66.67FT %
53 PT %
vs NEBW 71-56
40FG %
68.42FT %
103 PT %

Injuries[ - ]

Florida GatorsFlorida

  • FCJ Felder (Is out indefinitely, Personal)
  • FAlex Fudge (Is "?" Saturday vs Kansas State, Head)

Kansas St. WildcatsKansas St.

  • GAnthony Thomas (Is out for season, Redshirt)
  • FDavid N'Guessan (Is "?" Saturday vs Florida, Undisclosed)
  • FTaj Manning (Is out for season, Redshirt)

Infographics & Predictions[ - ]

Won $90 in NCAAB L.7 days
Florida vs Kansas State prediction and stats

The Wildcats have a slightly better offense and both teams have a compariable defense. The Wildcats won more games straight up while Huskies won more ATS over their last 3 matchups. Adjusted score predictions based on power rankings and strength of schedule: Gators 75 to Wildcats 68.


Florida Injuries

  • F CJ Felder Is out indefinitely, Personal
  • F Alex Fudge Is "?" Saturday vs Kansas State, Head

Kansas St. Injuries

  • G Anthony Thomas Is out for season, Redshirt
  • F David N'Guessan Is "?" Saturday vs Florida, Undisclosed
  • F Taj Manning Is out for season, Redshirt

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Florida vs Kansas St  infographic

After crunching 8 relative data points, our relative predictions model has a 63% confidence Wildcats will cover the spread - view the Florida vs Kansas St. infographic for details on this prediction.

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