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Oklahoma State vs. Kansas State - 2/14/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Kansas State Wildcats (17-8) at Oklahoma State Cowboys (15-10)
Date & Time Wednesday February 14, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Oklahoma State Cowboys -3 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
ESPNU
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NCAA BB | Kansas State Wildcats (17-8) at Oklahoma State Cowboys (15-10)
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The Kansas State Wildcats and Oklahoma State Cowboys meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Gallagher-Iba Arena.

The Kansas State Wildcats need a victory here after splitting their last 12 games. The Kansas State Wildcats are averaging 73 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 67.5 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Dean Wade is averaging 16.2 points and 6.4 rebounds while Barry Brown is averaging 15.7 points and 3.5 assists. Kamau Stokes is the third double-digit scorer and Xavier Sneed is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Kansas State Wildcats are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Kansas State Wildcats are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 27.6 rebounds per game. The Kansas State Wildcats have split their last six road games.

The Oklahoma State Cowboys also need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Oklahoma State Cowboys are averaging 77.4 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 73.1 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Jeffrey Carroll is averaging 15.5 points and 5.7 rebounds while Kendall Smith is averaging 12 points and three assists. Tavarius Shine is the third double-digit scorer and Lindy Waters III is dishing 1.9 assists. The Oklahoma State Cowboys are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma State Cowboys are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.4 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma State Cowboys have won five of their last eight home games.

The Wildcats are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 vs. Big 12 and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Cowboys are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 home games, 2-7 ATS in their last 9 Wednesday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Wildcats are 2-8 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Oklahoma State, the home team is 19-7 ATS in the last 26 meetings and the favorite is 11-4 ATS in the last 15 meetings.

The Kansas State Wildcats have cooled off quite a bit recently and are playing inconsistent ball as of late. Kansas State is also shooting just 36.8 percent from the field and being outscored by 12.6 points in its last five games, which also isn't a positive sign. The Oklahoma State Cowboys have had their fair share of hiccups this season, but they are coming off a monster road win over West Virginia and have sprinkled in recent wins over Kansas and Oklahoma. Oklahoma State is also an elite defensive team at home, allowing just 40.6 percent shooting. I'll lay the bucket.

Pick:
Oklahoma State Cowboys -3

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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