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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.

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