Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Kansas State Wildcats: College Basketball Betting Odds and Picks
Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Kansas State Wildcats
Saturday, 1/4/14, 4:00 PM EST
Opening Point Spread: Oklahoma State -4.5
Current Betting Line: Oklahoma State -4.5
Opening Total: N/A
Current Total: N/A
Odds Courtesy of Bookmaker
Oklahoma State has won five games in a row, including a 92-66 victory over Robert Morris last time out, while going OVER the betting total for a second consecutive contest. The Cowboys are 49-74 SU all-time against the Wildcats, including a 15-36 mark in Manhattan, which can’t be ignored when looking over the college basketball odds page. Offensively, the team is shooting 50.3 percent from the floor, including 38.5 percent from beyond the arc. Oklahoma State is 0-4 ATS in its last four road games versus a team with a winning home record.
The Cowboys have three probable starters averaging double figures, with guard Marcus Smart leading the way at 17.2 points a contest. In three games against the Wildcats, Smart averaged 21.3 points and 3.7 assists a year ago. Oklahoma State leads the Big 12 Conference in outscoring opponents by an average of 23.2 points per game, with most of the credit going to an offense that ranks sixth nationally in scoring 86.8 points a contest.
Kansas State has won eight games in a row, including a resounding 72-55 victory over the George Washington Colonials as 4.5-point home favorites last time out. The Wildcats have won four of the last five meetings in this series, which is important to consider when making your college basketball betting picks. The team has limited opponents to 51.6 points and 36.5 percent shooting over its current winning streak. Kansas State is 7-2 ATS in its last nine Saturday games.
The Wildcats are 29-2 SU under head coach Bruce Weber when out-rebounding their opponent, including a 9-1 mark this season. Kansas State has held 11 of 13 opponents below 65 points this season. It’s important to point out that the program picked up a victory over Gonzaga in its only try versus a ranked foe thus far during the 2013-14 campaign.
Sports bettors will likely back the Wildcats due to the home team covering the number in the last four meetings in this series.
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