Kansas State Wildcats vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys - 1/24/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma State Cowboys (13-5) at Kansas State Wildcats (11-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Bramlage Coliseum)
The Line: Kansas State Wildcats 0 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 2
The Oklahoma State Cowboys and Kansas State Wildcats will face off at the Bramlage Coliseum in Saturday afternoon College Basketball action.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys improved to 13-5 (3-3 Big 12) on the season after defeating the Texas Tech Red Raiders 63-43 this past Wednesday. Oklahoma State held Texas Tech to just 27.8% shooting from the field and 25.0% (4-16) shooting from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Cowboys was Jeff Newberry who had 13 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists. Oklahoma State is ranked 29th in the RPI Standings and has played the 42nd ranked SOS. On the season, the Cowboys have been led by Le’Bryan Nash (17.6 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 2.1 apg) and Phil Forte III (17.2 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 2.3 spg). Offensively, Oklahoma State is averaging 70.0 ppg (ranked 119th) on 44.2% shooting (ranked 135th). The Cowboys average 7.3 three-pointers per game (ranked 83rd) and shoot 70.9% from the free-throw line as a team (ranked 95th). Defensively, Oklahoma State is holding their opponents to an average of 59.5 ppg (ranked 33rd) on 37.7% shooting (ranked 19th). The Cowboys average 8.7 spg (ranked 14th) and pull down 26.22 defensive rpg (ranked 49th).
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The Kansas State Wildcats had their four game winning streak snapped and dropped to 11-8 (4-2 Big 12) on the season after being defeated 77-71 by the 9th ranked Iowa State Cyclones this past Tuesday. Kansas State shot 45.6% from the field against Iowa State, however, only shot 28.6% (4-14) from long range in the loss. Leading the way for the Wildcats was Nino Williams who had 22 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals. Kansas State is ranked 81st in the RPI Standings and has played the 65th ranked SOS. On the season, the Wildcats have been led by Marcus Foster (13.7 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 2.1 apg) and Thomas Gipson (11.4 ppg on 58.9% shooting, 4.6 rpg). Offensively, Kansas State is averaging 65.8 ppg (ranked 209th) on 45.6% shooting (ranked 79th). The Wildcats average 14.1 apg (ranked 89th) and shoot 36.0% from beyond the arc as a team (ranked 100th). Defensively, Kansas State is holding their opponents to an average of 63.2 ppg (ranked 110th) on 44.1% shooting (ranked 248th). The Wildcats have a turnover margin of -0.5 (ranked 216th) and have a rebound margin of 2.7 (ranked 116th).
The Cowboys are 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 vs. the Big 12 however, just 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 road games. The Wildcats are 3-1-1 in their last 5 games overall and 15-7-1 ATS in their last 23 home games.
Oklahoma State has an incredible one-two punch in Nash and Forte III, however, the Cowboys have struggled on the road in conference play so far this season. Kansas State struggled early in the season, but has looked like a completely different team as Foster looks as if he has regained his form as of late. I think that Kansas State gets revenue from their 61-47 loss against Oklahoma State earlier in the season, and gets another Big-12 win on their home floor. Take Kansas State to win this Pick-Em