Betting on today’s Cowboys and Wildcats game? Catch the action at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, KS, as the Wildcats hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this game is set at 133.5 points, and the Wildcats are the home favorites against the Cowboys in a Big 12 conference matchup.
OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS VS KANSAS STATE WILDCATS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Oklahoma State Cowboys +9.5
This game will be played at Bramlage Coliseum at 7:00 ET on Saturday, January 20th.
WHY BET THE OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Wildcats.
- Even though we have Kansas State winning straight-up, we like Oklahoma State at +9.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 133.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.
Will the Cowboys Make it Happen in Manhattan?
Coming into tonight’s game, Oklahoma State has lost four straight games, and they are 0-4 in Big 12 play. Overall, the Cowboys are 8-9 this season, and they are 0-4 on the road. Their average scoring margin on the road is -11.2 points per game.
So far, Oklahoma State has been the underdog in five games, and they have yet to win one. They have been the underdog in each of their last four games, and they are 0-5 in those contests. Their average scoring margin at home is +6.8 points per game.
As the underdog, Oklahoma State has struggled against the spread this season, going 0-5. They are also just 4-12 vs. the spread overall. On the road, the Cowboys are 0-4 vs. the spread this year and just 2-8 in their last 10 games as the underdog.
So far this season, the over/under record for Oklahoma State is 9-7. Today’s over/under line of 133.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (140.4). Over their last three games, their games have averaged 142 points compared to their season average of 142.6 points per game. So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line of 133.5.
In contrast to their season average of 72.4 points per game, the Oklahoma State had a below average performance. They scored 66 points against Kansas and had a field goal percentage of 39.6%. In terms of offense, the Cowboys have a season-long field goal percentage of 45%, putting them 191st in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 156th in percentage and 50th in three-pointers made.
So far, the Cowboys’ defense is ranked 108th in the country at 69.4 points per contest. So far, the Oklahoma State defense is giving up an average of 7.8 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 13.2 times per game (661st).
Does Kansas State Have a Shot at a Home Win?
After winning their last game against Baylor by a score of 68-64, Kansas State is 13-4 overall and 3-1 in Big 12 play. At home, they have gone 9-2 this season, and they have won their last three games at home.
So far, Kansas State has been the favorite in 11 of their games and has gone 10-1 in those matchups. On the year, they have a scoring differential of +8.5 points per game at home.
As the favorite this season, Kansas State has gone 6-5 vs. the spread. At home, their ATS record is 5-6, and over their last three games at home, they are 2-1 vs. the spread. In their last 10 games as the favorite, the Wildcats have a mark of 6-4.
Today’s over/under line of 133.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Kansas State’s games this season (146.7). So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than 133.5. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 132 points.
In their recent matchup, the Kansas State offense ended with 68 points against Baylor. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 40.7% and made 7 threes. One area that the Kansas State offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 82nd in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 43%.
This season, the Kansas State defense has been impressive, holding the 76th position in the country while permitting an average of 67.4 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Kansas State’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 39.8% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.6% this season.