Oklahoma State Cowboys visit Kansas State Wildcats in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Kansas State Wildcats Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Kansas State vs Oklahoma State battle Saturday at Bramlage Coliseum as the Wildcats look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
Kansas State will face the 10-2 Cowboys, who own a 7-4 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Wildcats are 1-6 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Cowboys are 2-8 favoring the OVER.
The Wildcats were listed as 1.5-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:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Wildcats at No. 69 and the Cowboys at No. 12 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 79-77 result in favor of the Cowboys.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Kansas State's No. 138-ranked offense, averaging 69.5 PPG, against a Cowboys defense that ranks No. 19 at 56.6 PPG. The Wildcats field goal percentage has averaged 42% so far, less than the Cowboys marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.5% per game.
Defensively, Oklahoma State features the nation's No. 31-rated defense on the road, allowing 60.7 points per game. Kansas State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 156 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Oklahoma State, they were a 69-68 loser as they battled Gonzaga at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point favorite. Marcus Smart scored 23 points in a futile effort to lead the Cowboys to a win (they lost 69-68 to Gonzaga at Gallagher-Iba Arena on Monday).
Last time out for Kansas State, they were a 70-50 winner as they battled South Dakota at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 23-point favorite. The battle between the Wildcats and Coyotes didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as South Dakota was handed a 70-50 defeat on Monday at Bramlage Coliseum.
Oklahoma State Cowboys Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing TCU are 4-0
After playing Gonzaga are 3-1
After a loss are 7-3
Kansas State Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing West Virginia are 1-0
After playing South Dakota are 0-1
After a win are 8-2
A few Cowboys at Wildcats trends to consider:
Oklahoma State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Oklahoma State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Kansas State
Oklahoma State is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Kansas State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Kansas State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Kansas State is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games when playing Oklahoma State
Oklahoma State home to TCU, Wednesday, January 9
Kansas State at West Virginia, Saturday, January 12