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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Wildcats underdogs vs Sooners at Oklahoma

Kansas State WildcatsOklahoma Sooners
18-8February 22, 2014, 04:00 | Lloyd Noble Center19-7

The Oklahoma Sooners host Kansas State on Saturday, looking to build on their 19-7 mark against the 18-8 Wildcats in college hoops action at Lloyd Noble Center.

The Sooners currently sports a 19-7 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 14-10 ATS. The Wildcats are 18-8 and 15-9 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Sooners produce a 13-10 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Wildcats have gone 8-16 against the number.

View Kansas State Wildcats vs Oklahoma Sooners Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Wildcats were listed as 4.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

The Sooners - Wildcats odds would favor the Sooners if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Oklahoma is rated No. 86 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Kansas State is at No. 187.

Kansas State was a 65-53 winner in their most recent outing at home against TCU. They failed to cover the 15-point spread as favorites. Thomas Gipson scored 16 points leading the Wildcats to a 65-53 victory over TCU at Bramlage Coliseum on Wednesday.

Last time out for Oklahoma, they were a 77-74 winner as they battled Oklahoma State on the road. They covered in the match as a 4-point underdog. Oklahoma got 22 points from Buddy Hield en route to a 77-74 victory over Oklahoma State on Saturday at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Oklahoma has the nation's No. 9-rated offensive output, at 82.65 PPG. The visiting Wildcats defense ranks No. 25 allowing on average 63.23 PPG. The Sooners FG% has averaged 45.02% so far, more than the Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.48% per game.

A few Wildcats at Sooners trends to consider:
Kansas State is 12-5 ATS in its last 17 games
Kansas State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Kansas State is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games
Kansas State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Oklahoma is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Oklahoma is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Oklahoma's last 11 games
Oklahoma is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Kansas State at Texas Tech, Tuesday, February 25th
Oklahoma at Kansas, Monday, February 24th