The Kansas State Wildcats have won four straight, cashing with a 4-0 spread record.  Frank Martin’s troops head south for Monday night’s clash with the No. 5 Texas Longhorns.

Sportsbooks opened Texas as a 9 ½-point home favorite, with early wagers mixed.  Betting shops first set the ‘total’ at 135 ½, with initial ‘under’ action driving the number down to 135 on the college basketball odds board.

Kansas State’s latest win came in Saturday afternoon’s 80-70 triumph as a 4 ½-point home favorite against the Missouri Tigers.  The Wildcats hit 51.9 percent of their field buckets, while outrebounding Missouri, 34-21.

Wildcats guard Jacob Pullen notched a team-high 24 points.  The senior drained 4-of-4 from three-point land, while sinking 8-of-9 free throws.

Pullen’s mate Jordan Henriquez-Roberts grabbed a team-high nine boards off the bench.  The sophomore center finished with six points, hitting 3-of-7 from the field.

The contest’s combined 150 points leaped above the closing ‘total’ of 148 ½, making the ‘over’ 3-1 in Kansas State’s last four games.  The Wildcats recorded a sizable 17 turnovers, while holding Missouri to 40.7 percent shooting.

K-State is 3-10 ATS in its first 13 games away from home, with the ‘under’ going 10-3.  Pullen and Co. have allowed 70.8 PPG in the last five duels of that stretch.

Texas LonghornsTexas blew a 15-point halftime lead in Saturday’s 91-89 loss as a 6 ½-point road favorite against the Colorado Buffaloes.  The Longhorns allowed 53.3 percent field shooting, while being edged out in rebounds, 40-36.

Longhorns forward Tristan Thompson put up 16 points, while logging a team-high eight boards.  The freshman added three assists and one block, fouling out after 38 minutes of play.

Texas’ J’Covan Brown came off the bench to notch team-highs of 21 points and five assists.  The sophomore guard hit 4-of-6 three-point buckets, while adding two steals.

The wild affair’s combined 180 points soared above the ‘total’ of 142.  Both squads put up high-octane numbers, despite uniting to sink a meager 39-of-66 free throws.

Texas is 8-4 ATS in its first 12 home ‘board’ games, with the ‘under’ going 8-3 in the 11 matchups containing a ‘total.’  Rick Barnes’ crew has put up 73 PPG in the last five contests of that span.

Kansas State is 3-0 ATS in its last four road games against the Longhorns, with the ‘over’ also cashing at 3-0. 

Texas is in revenge mode for its final home game of the season after losing January’s battle between the Big 12 Conference rivals, 71-62, as a one-point road dog.  The Longhorns were held to 36.8 percent field shooting, while connecting a sparse 9-of-22 free throws.  Kansas State prevailed despite a 1-for-12 night beyond the arc, including Pullen going 0-for-6.

Monday’s tip is scheduled for 9 p.m. (ET), with ESPN providing the national television coverage.

Both foes will be off for four days, resuming action in their respective regular season finales as part of Saturday’s college hoops slate.  Texas travels to face the Baylor Bears, while Kansas State returns home against the Iowa State Cyclones.