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Kansas State vs. Oklahoma State - 2/23/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Oklahoma State at Kansas State
Date & Time Saturday February 23, 2019, 4:00 PM (EST)
Location
Bramlage Coliseum
Manhattan, KS
The Line
Kansas State Wildcats -11 -- Over/Under: 125.5
TV Channel
ESPN2
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Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

The Oklahoma State Cowboys will travel to Bramlage Coliseum to take on the 23rd ranked Kansas State Wildcats this Saturday afternoon in College Basketball action.

The Oklahoma State Cowboys snapped their 5-game losing streak and improved to 10-16 (3-10 Big 12) on the season after defeating the TCU Horned Frogs, 68-61, this past Monday. Oklahoma State was solid from beyond the arc agianst the Horned Frogs and  was able to hold off a late TCU charge after taking a 56-45 lead midway though the 2nd half. Oklahoma State shot 44.0% from beyond the arc, while holding TCU to 43.4% shooting from the field and 27.8% shooting from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Cowboys was Thomas Dziagwa who had 23 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 assists.

On the season, Oklahoma State is averaging 67.8 ppg on 42.5% shooting from the field. The Cowboys are averaging 8.6 three-pointers per game on 38.2% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Oklahoma State has been led by Cameron McGriff (12.9 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.2 spg), Lindy Waters III (12.0 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 2.9 apg, 1.2 spg), Thomas Dziagwa (11.3 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 1.5 apg), and Issac Likekele (8.3 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 3.7 apg, 1.3 spg).

Defensively, Oklahoma State is allowing their opponents to average 70.5 ppg on 42.4% shooting from the field. The Cowboys have a rebound margin of -0.5 and a turnover margin of -0.7.

The 23rd ranked Kansas State Wildcats improved to 20-6 (10-3 Big 12) on the season after defeating the West Virginia Mountaineers, 65-51, this past Monday. Kansas State led by just a 30-28 margin at halftime, however, was outstanding defensively in the 2nd half and was able to pull away after a 14-0 Wildcats run gave Kansas State a 56-42 lead with 7:36 left in regulation. Kansas State shot 44.4% from the field while holding West Virginia to just 34.6% shooting from the field and 21.7% shooting from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Wildcats was Barry Brown Jr. who had 21 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, and 4 steals.

On the season, Kansas State is averaging 65.8 ppg on 43.0% shooting from the field. The Wildcats are averaging 6.9 three-pointers per game on 33.4% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Kansas State has been led by Barry Brown Jr. (15.9 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 2.7 apg, 2.0 spg), Dean Wade (13.4 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 2.9 apg), Xavier Sneed (10.3 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.3 spg), and Kamau Stokes (10.0 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.3 spg).

Defensively, Kansas State is holding their opponents to an average of 59.8 ppg on 41.5% shooting from the field. The Wildcats have a rebound margin of 2.0 and a turnover margin of 3.2.

The Cowboys are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and just 5-15 ATS in their last 20 games overall. The Wildcats are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games vs. Big 12 opponents and 62 ATS in their last 8 games following an ATS win.

Oklahoma State has lost 8 of their last 10 games and come into this game ranked 294th in scoring offense, 275th in FG%, and T-153rd in scoring defense.

Kansas State has won 10 of their last 12 games and although the Wildcats don’t put up a lot of points on the board as they rank just 322nd in scoring offense, the Wildcats have one of the best defenses in the country as they rank 4th in scoring defense and 69th in defensive FG%.

Kansas State was lucky to avoid injury to one of their key players in Dean Wade in their recent loss at Iowa State and showed us agianst earlier this week in their victory at West Virginia that the Wildcats have the defense to snap Kansas reign as Big-12 regular season champions. Oklahoma State picked up a nice win at TCU, however, this is offense that can really struggle if they’re not hitting three-pointers. The Cowboys are just 1-8 in away games this season as Kansas State has already defeated Oklahoma State by a 75-57 margin on the road in early February, I think Kansas State will be able to do enough to cover this large home spread. Good Luck!

Pick:
Kansas State Wildcats -11

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