Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Kansas State Wildcats Odds
The visiting Oklahoma State Cowboys hope to send their backers to the pay window on Friday as they look to cover the spread at Sprint Center against the Kansas State Wildcats.
This game is part of the Big 12 Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Sprint Center).
Kansas State battles the Cowboys, currently sitting with a 24-7 mark (15-14-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 13-12-1 for the Wildcats and 14-15 for the Cowboys.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Wildcats at No. 51 and the Cowboys at No. 15 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 77-76 result in favor of the Cowboys.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Kansas State has the nation's No. 116-rated offensive output, at 69.7 PPG. The visiting Cowboys defense ranks No. 75 allowing on average 62.7 PPG. The Wildcats FG% has averaged 44% so far, less than the Cowboys marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.5% per game.
Defensively, Oklahoma State features the nation's No. 94-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.1 points per game. Kansas State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 112 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Oklahoma State was a 74-72 winner at home against Baylor. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Marcus Smart scored 21 points leading the Cowboys to a 74-72 victory over Baylor at Sprint Center on Thursday.
Last time out for Kansas State, they were a 66-49 winner as they battled Texas at home. They covered in the match as a 7.5-point favorite. The Wildcats grabbed a 66-49 win over the Longhorns on Thursday, behind a 24-point effort from Rodney McGruder at Sprint Center.