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Kansas State Wildcats take on Sooners in college basketball test

Kansas State WildcatsOklahoma Sooners
Jan 14, 1:30 PM | Lloyd Noble Center

Kansas State Wildcats vs Oklahoma Sooners Odds

12-3TEAM RECORD10-5

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Oklahoma vs Kansas State battle Saturday at Lloyd Noble Center as the Sooners look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Sooners sit at 10-5 (6-6 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Wildcats are currently 12-3 (6-5 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Oklahoma is 5-7 OU, and Kansas State is 6-5 OU.

View Kansas State vs Oklahoma Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Sooners as 3-point underdogs in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 52-ranked Sooners and the No. 11-rated Wildcats in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 82-76 win for the Wildcats on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Wildcats is ranked No. 22 in NCAA hoops at 39.6 per game. Contrast that with Oklahoma’s No. 8 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Oklahoma is the No. 213-ranked team in the country at 5.8 per game, while Kansas State rates No. 225 at 5.7 per game.

Defensively, Kansas State features the nation's No. 31-rated defense on the road, allowing 62 points per game. Oklahoma, meanwhile, comes in at No. 60 nationally in scoring at home.

Kansas State was a 75-73 loser in their most recent outing at home against Baylor. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Rodney McGruder was dynamite, scoring 30 points and adding 6 rebounds but Baylor still won, 75-73, over Kansas State on Tuesday at Bramlage Coliseum.

In their last action, Oklahoma was a 72-65 loser on the road against Oklahoma State. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. The Sooners got a 20-point effort from Carl Blair, who added 10 rebounds, but Oklahoma State still managed to defeat Oklahoma 72-65 Monday at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

Kansas State Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Texas are 7-3
After playing Baylor are 4-6
After a loss are 8-2

Oklahoma Sooners Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Texas Tech are 4-6
After playing Oklahoma State are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

A few Wildcats at Sooners trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Kansas State's last 20 games on the road
Kansas State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas State's last 6 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma
Kansas State is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
Oklahoma is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma's last 6 games when playing Kansas State
Oklahoma is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Kansas State
Oklahoma is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing Kansas State

Next up:
Kansas State home to Texas, Wednesday, January 18
Oklahoma home to Texas Tech, Tuesday, January 17

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