Kansas State Wildcats vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys - 1/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma State Cowboys (10-8) at Kansas State Wildcats (11-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Bramlage Coliseum)
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The Oklahoma State Cowboys will travel to play the Kansas State Wildcats in a Big 12 game on Saturday.
The Kansas State Wildcats are 11-7 (1-5) and are coming off of a loss to Baylor by a score of 79-72. Kansas State has lost 2 games in a row, and 5 of their last 6. Kansas State’s only conference win came against Texas Tech. Kansas State is averaging 72.8 points per game while giving up 66.4 points per game. Kansas State is also averaging 37.5 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per game. Wesley Iwundu is averaging 12.7 points per game and 4.9 rebounds per game for Kansas State. Justin Edwards is averaging 12 points per game and 5.8 rebounds per game for the Wildcats. Kansas State is shooting 68.9% on free throws, 29.3% on three-pointers, and 42.6% on all field goal attempts.
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The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 10-8 (2-4) and are coming off of a win against Kansas by a score of 86-67. Oklahoma State played very well in their blowout victory against Kansas, after losing their previous 4 games. Oklahoma State also played well against Oklahoma, losing by 2 points. Oklahoma State is averaging 71 points per game while giving up 65.6 points per game. Oklahoma State is also averaging 36.5 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game. Jawun Evans is averaging 12.9 points per game and 5.1 assists per game for Oklahoma State. Jeff Newberry is averaging 11.4 points per game and 4.9 rebounds per game for the Cowboys. Oklahoma State is shooting 73.8% on free throws, 34.8% on three-pointers, and 44.2% on all field goal attempts.
Oklahoma State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. Oklahoma State is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games. The over is 4-1 in Oklahoma State’s last 5 road games. Kansas State is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games. Kansas State is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 conference games. The under is 5-2 in Kansas State’s last 7 home games. The under is 4-1 in these two teams last 5 meetings.
Oklahoma State has looked better in recent games, but will have a tough road challenge in this game. Both teams play tight defense, but Kansas State is scoring more points per game. I really like what I have seen from Oklahoma State lately, so I am picking them in this one.