Kansas State vs. Nebraska Prediction and Odds: Cornhuskers in Danger of Dropping Five Straight

The Nebraska Cornhuskers are a team in serious trouble and have a tough matchup against the K-State Wildcats to deal with tonight.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are a team in serious trouble and have a tough matchup against the K-State Wildcats to deal with tonight. / Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

The Nebraska Cornhuskers are desperate for a win as they host the Kansas State Wildcats Sunday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Nebraska is currently dealing with a four-game losing streak after a solid 5-2 start to the season. Now 5-6, Nebraska is 12th in the Big Ten and needs to make big changes fast if they have any hope of salvaging this season. Their recent losses came to NC State, Indiana, Michigan, and Auburn.

Kansas State, on the other hand, is coming off a win over Green Bay in a solid rebound game after losing their third of the year to Marquette 64-63. The 82-64 win over the Phoenix brings their points per game average to 71.0 and average score margin to +11.3. These aren't championship numbers, but considering how bad Nebraska has been, they don't need to be.

Can the Cornhuskers turn things around tonight against a well-matched opponent? Or will they continue to underperform against teams that they could be beating? 

Here are the odds for this Sunday night matchup, courtesy of WynnBET Sportsbook.

Kansas State vs. Nebraska  Spread and Over/Under


  • Kansas State: -1.5 (-110) 
  • Nebraska: +1.5  (-110) 


  • Kansas State: -130
  • Nebraska: +110


  • 138.0 (Over -110/Under -110)

Kansas State vs. Nebraska Prediction and Pick

It is no mystery as to why the Cornhuskers are losing games left and right. Their offense is shooting just 42.7 and ranks 233th in effective FG percentage at 48. They are atrocious from deep with a make rate of 25.9 percent that ranks them 347th in the nation.

Honestly, that isn’t even the most glaring issue with this team. It's actually their defense; ranking 307th in the country with an average of 77.5 points surrendered per game.

How about rebounding? Nope. They are 357th in the nation on the glass. The more I comb over these numbers the more I’m wondering why the spread is so close to begin with. The Cornhuskers are stuck in a rut and showing very little signs of life. 

For reference, the Wildcats defense is ranked 22nd in opponents scoring and is holding teams to a shooting percent of 38.4. They are also the second-ranked team in the nation in defending the perimeter. 

Based on their defensive strength alone, I think this game is an easy win for Kansas State and am very happy to get them a near pick ’em price. 

Pick: Kansas State -1.5 (-110)