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NCAAB Game Preview - Cowboys underdogs vs Wildcats at Oklahoma State

Kansas State WildcatsOklahoma State Cowboys
Jan 21, 1:30 PM | Gallagher-Iba Arena

Kansas State Wildcats vs Oklahoma State Cowboys Odds

13-4TEAM RECORD9-9

Oklahoma State looks to cover the Cowboys-Wildcats pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 9-9 mark when they host Kansas State in college basketball action.

Supporters of the Wildcats have watched them go 13-4 and 6-7 ATS on the year, while the Cowboys are at 9-9 and 8-8 ATS. In totals betting, the Cowboys are 7-9, while the Wildcats have a 8-5 mark.

View Kansas State vs Oklahoma State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Wildcats are listed as 3-point favorites at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cowboys sit at No. 86 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Wildcats sit at No. 13 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Wildcats will win this game 79-69.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Oklahoma State has the nation's No. 217-rated offensive output, at 66.4 PPG. The visiting Wildcats defense ranks No. 123 allowing on average 64.9 PPG. The Cowboys FG% has averaged 41.2% so far, less than the Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.8% per game.

Defensively, Kansas State features the nation's No. 98-rated defense on the road, allowing 67 points per game. Oklahoma State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 237 nationally in scoring at home.

Kansas State was an 84-80 winner in its last match at home against Texas. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Rodney McGruder went off for 33 points and added 8 rebounds for good measure, leading Kansas State to an 84-80 win over Texas on Wednesday at Bramlage Coliseum.

Oklahoma State was a 71-68 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Iowa State. They covered the 8-point spread as underdogs. Keiton Page scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Cowboys to a win (they lost 71-68 to Iowa State at Hilton Coliseum on Wednesday).

Kansas State Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Texas Tech are 5-5
After playing Texas are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

Oklahoma State Cowboys Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Missouri are 7-3
After playing Iowa State are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Wildcats at Cowboys trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas State's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Kansas State's last 21 games on the road
Kansas State is 4-11 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
Kansas State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma State
Oklahoma State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas State
Oklahoma State is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games when playing Kansas State
Oklahoma State is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma State's last 6 games

Next up:
Kansas State at Texas Tech, Wednesday, January 25
Oklahoma State home to Missouri, Wednesday, January 25

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