Kansas State Wildcats vs Sooners College Hoops Game Preview
Kansas State Wildcats vs Oklahoma Sooners Odds
The Kansas State Wildcats will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Sooners in Oklahoma at Lloyd Noble Center on Saturday in college basketball action.
The Wildcats will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 7-9 ATS against the number this season, while the Sooners are 10-5 ATS. Kansas State is 6-7-1 on the totals; Oklahoma is 7-5-1.
The Sooners were listed as 3.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 34-ranked Sooners and the No. 45-rated Wildcats in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 76-70 win for the Wildcats on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Oklahoma has the nation's No. 156-rated offensive output, at 68.5 PPG. The visiting Wildcats defense ranks No. 19 allowing on average 58.2 PPG. The Sooners FG% has averaged 43.1% so far, less than the Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.3% per game.
Defensively, Kansas State features the nation's No. 82-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.3 points per game. Oklahoma, meanwhile, comes in at No. 139 nationally in scoring at home.
Kansas State was an 83-57 winner in its last match at home against Texas. They covered the 9.5-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Wildcats and Longhorns didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Texas was handed an 83-57 defeat on Wednesday at Bramlage Coliseum.
Oklahoma was a 74-71 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Baylor. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. Steven Pledger scored 20 points leading the Sooners to a 74-71 victory over Baylor at Ferrell Center on Wednesday.
Kansas State Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Texas Tech are 6-4
After playing Texas are 4-6
After a win are 8-2
Oklahoma Sooners Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Iowa State are 4-6
After playing Baylor are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
A few Wildcats at Sooners trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma
Kansas State is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma
Kansas State is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Oklahoma is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma's last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas State
Oklahoma is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
Oklahoma is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Kansas State
Kansas State at Texas Tech, Tuesday, February 5
Oklahoma at Iowa State, Monday, February 4