Check out our quick-hitting betting notes on Monday’s ranked college basketball games:
(20) Marquette at (15) Georgetown (-4.5, 121.5)
Georgetown has worked its way back up in the Big East with wins in five straight and seven of the last eight, but it is still lagging one game behind first-place Marquette. Marquette edged Georgetown 49-48 back on Jan. 5 and has won four of five after taking down DePaul on Saturday. The Golden Eagles are about to begin the roughest part of their Big East slate, with Pittsburgh coming up after Georgetown and then two on the road before games against Syracuse and Notre Dame in Milwaukee. Marquette has ascended to the top of the conference by beating the teams it is supposed to beat from the bottom of the league. The Golden Eagles have taken out DePaul, South Florida (twice), Providence and Seton Hall by an average of 12.8 points. In the first meeting with the Hoyas, Marquette built up a 34-25 advantage on the glass and went 13-for-18 at the free throw line to pull out the slim victory. Georgetown is 4-0 ATS in its last four home games.
(11) Kansas State at (13) Kansas (-8, 132)
Kansas has experienced a dreadful stretch and Kansas State has taken advantage to move into first place in the Big 12. Kansas State has won four consecutive games while Kansas has lost three in a row to allow the Wildcats to possess a one-game lead over the Jayhawks and Oklahoma State. Kansas is allowing 73 points per game during its skid after giving up an average of 52.3 over its previous six outings. The Wildcats allow a conference-low 58.3 points per game, but the Jayhawks defeated Kansas State 59-55 on Jan. 22 in Manhattan. The Wildcats are 0-6 ATS in the last six meetings in Kansas.