Oklahoma vs. Kansas State - 1/10/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas State Wildcats (8-7) at Oklahoma Sooners (11-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Lloyd Noble Center)
The Line: Oklahoma Sooners -14 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Kansas State Wildcats and Oklahoma Sooners play Saturday night at the Lloyd Noble Center.
The Kansas State Wildcats have split their last 10 games and play their fourth true road game. On the season, Kansas State is averaging 66.2 points on 45.8 percent shooting and is allowing 63.2 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Marcus Foster is averaging 13.7 points on 42.8 percent shooting and Thomas Gipson is averaging 11.7 points and 4.7 rebounds. Nino Williams is the third player averaging double-digit points and Jevon Thomas is dishing 3.6 assists. The Kansas State Wildcats are a better offensive team than they’ve been, as seven players are averaging at least five points and theThe Ohio State y’re shooting 66.8 percent from the line and 37.3 percent from deep. Defensively, KSU is allowing teams to shoot 34.2 percent from deep and has allowed 64 or less points in seven straight games.
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The Oklahoma Sooners have won four straight and look for their third conference victory. On the season, Oklahoma is averaging 73.6 points on 44.3 percent shooting and is allowing 58.9 points on 35.6 percent shooting. Buddy Hield is averaging 15.8 points and 5.5 rebounds while Isaiah Cousins is averaging 13.4 points and 6.4 rebounds. TaShawn Thomas is the third player averaging double-digit points and Ryan Spangler is grabbing 8.1 rebounds. The Oklahoma Sooners are a very balanced team that’s shooting 74.1 percent from the line and 33.6 percent from deep. Defensively, Oklahoma is allowing teams to shoot 28.1 percent from downtown and has given up 63 or less points in five of its last six games. Oklahoma is also grabbing more than 40 rebounds.
The Wildcats are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games and 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games following a ATS win. The Sooners are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. Big 12 and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Wildcats are 13-5 ATS in the last 18 meetings and the home team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
I really like this Oklahoma team and think it could win the Big 12. However, Kansas State is a grind it out team that usually plays close games with timely buckets and above-average defense. Also, Oklahoma is coming off a big road win over Texas. Give me the points here.