College Basketball

Oklahoma State vs Kansas State 2/19/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Kansas State Wildcats (14-11) vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys (12-13)
February 19, 2022 2:00 pm EDT
The Line: Oklahoma State Cowboys -5.5 / Kansas State Wildcats +5.5; Over/Under: -131.5
(Click here for latest betting odds)

The Kansas State Wildcats and the Oklahoma State Cowboys meet in college basketball action from the Gallagher-Iba Arena on Saturday afternoon.

The Kansas State Wildcats will look to build on back-to-back wins after a 78-73 win over West Virginia in their last matchup. Nijel Pack leads the Wildcats in scoring with 17.5 PPG while Markquis Nowell has 12 PPG and a team-high 5 APG as well this season. Mark Smith also has 12.2 PPG along with a team-high 8.5 RPG to lead the Wildcats on the glass and to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Kansas State so far this season. As a team, Kansas State is averaging 67.9 PPG on 41.9% shooting from the field, 34% from three and 71.5% from the foul line while allowing 64.4 PPG on 41.2% shooting from the field and 27.3% from three this season.

The Oklahoma State Cowboys will hope to bounce back and find some consistency after alternating wins and losses in each of their last 5 games after a 76-62 loss at Kansas last time out.  Avery Anderson III leads the Cowboys in scoring with 11.4 PPG while Bryce Thompson has 10.4 PPG as the only other double-digit scorer for Oklahoma State so far this season. Bryce Williams has got 9.5 PPG while Isaac Likekele has 7.4 PPG with 5.6 RPG and a team-high 3.6 APG to lead the Cowboys in assists this season. Moussa Cisse also has a team-high 5.9 RPG to lead the Cowboys on the glass this year. As a team, Oklahoma State is averaging 69.5 PPG on 43.8% shooting from the field, 29.7% from three and 67% from the foul line while allowing 66.9 PPG on 39.9% shooting from the field and 32.6% from three this season.

Kansas State is 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games as a road underdog and 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games following a win. Oklahoma State is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games against a team with a winning road record and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games as a favorite while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games against a team with a winning record.

I get why OK State’s favored at home, but the reality is that the Cowboys haven’t been anything special, as they’re 8-5 SU and just 5-8 ATS at home. Kansas State’s been an outstanding 7-2 ATS on the road this season and I think the Wildcats will be able to keep this one close if not give themselves a chance to win this one outright, so give me the Wildcats and the points here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:
Kansas State +5.5

Chris Ruffolo

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and since then he's worked tirelessly to pick out winners across a wide range of sports from NBA,NHL,MLB and NFL and even into the college ranks of football and basketball as well. Chris has carried over his drive and determination from playing sports at a young age to crushing the competition on a daily basis here at Sports Chat Place!
Back to top button