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Wildcats open as college hoops underdog vs Cowboys

Oklahoma State CowboysKansas State Wildcats
12-1January 04, 2014, 04:00 | Bramlage Coliseum10-3



The Kansas State Wildcats will try to cover the spread at Bramlage Coliseum on Saturday when they get a visit from the Oklahoma State Cowboys in NCAA basketball action.

The Wildcats sport a record of 10-3 and 7-4 ATS heading into this battle, while the Cowboys have 12-1 and 5-4 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 1-10 for the Wildcats and 5-4 for the Cowboys.

View Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Kansas State Wildcats Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Cowboys were listed as -7-point favorites earlier in the day at Bovada.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Wildcats at No. 40 and the Cowboys at No. 61 heading into this contest.

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Oklahoma State was a 92-66 winner in its last match at home against Robert Morris. They covered the 25.5-point spread as favorites. The Cowboys blew out Robert Morris on Monday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 92-66 win at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

In their last action, Kansas State was a 72-55 winner at home against George Washington. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites. Kansas State got 21 points from Shane Southwell en route to a 72-55 victory over George Washington on Tuesday at Bramlage Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Kansas State has the nation's No. 219-rated offensive output, at 67.38 PPG. The visiting Cowboys defense ranks No. 35 allowing on average 63.69 PPG. The Wildcats FG% has averaged 41.8% so far, less than the Cowboys marksmen have achieved on the year, 50.27% per game.

A few Cowboys at Wildcats trends to consider:
Oklahoma State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Oklahoma State is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Oklahoma State is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oklahoma State's last 9 games on the road
Kansas State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Kansas State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Kansas State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Kansas State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home


Next up:
Oklahoma State home to Texas, Wednesday, January 8th
Kansas State at TCU, Tuesday, January 7th

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