Can Oklahoma State Cool Off Kansas State?
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are looking to rebound off a horrible 46-56 defeat to Texas on Saturday, making it two losses in their last three and putting them at 9-6 on the season.
Those who bet online know they’re a big dog at Kansas State, a team that’s only lost once all season. The Wildcats have won their last eight games and their past three were against ranked opponents.
Can the Cowboys contend here or at least cover the college basketball odds? Let’s take a closer look.
Let’s check the latest college basketball odds, stats, injury reports and college basketball lines for Oklahoma State vs Kansas State. We’ve plenty of NCAA basketball odds for you to consider.
Oklahoma State Needs Bounce-Back Performance
The Cowboys had an awful showing just a few days ago during their loss to Texas. The team shot a measly 30% from the floor and turned the basketball over a whopping 18 times.
The only true positive for the Cowboys came from a 16-point, 10-rebound performance out of their forward Kalib Boone.
The Cowboys’ offense has never really been considered a strength this season. They have been heavily reliant upon their defense and rebounding all year long.
They hold opponents to 36.4% shooting from the field, which is top-five in the nation. They might have a shot here if they can make this a defensive dogfight.
Kansas State on a Tear
The Wildcats have improved in the rankings once again. The AP Top 25 has them ranked No. 11 coming into this contest and there’s little reason to think they won’t continue to rise.
One thing that has really stood out lately has been their red-hot offense. In three games against Big 12 opponents, they’ve been able to average 98.3 points per game.
Keyontae Johnson has been the most impressive player on the team up to this point in the season. The senior forward is currently averaging 18.8 points and 6.9 rebounds per game.
He’s also gotten a lot of help from Nae’qwan Tomlin and Markquis Nowell, who are averaging double digits in points.
Oklahoma State vs Kansas State Game Injuries
Oklahoma St. vs Kansas St. Head-to-Head
These teams last faced off in February, a matchup that Oklahoma State won by three points.
Oklahoma St. vs Kansas St. Game Information
- Game: Oklahoma St. (9-6, 1-2 Big 12) vs Kansas St. (14-1, 3-1)
- Location: Bramlage Coliseum, Manhattan, KS
- Day/Time: Tuesday, Jan. 10th, 7:00 p.m. ET
- Oklahoma St. vs Kansas St. Live Stream: TBS.com
Oklahoma St. vs Kansas St. Betting Lines
Oklahoma St. vs Kansas St. Picks & Prediction
Oklahoma State does offer up a strong defense, which is why they’re only a six-point dog in the sportsbook. Many players making their college basketball picks probably would have thought this line would be much higher.
Kansas State is on a roll right now and their offense is cooking. It’s hard to see how Oklahoma State competes here on the road. Since it’s a short-ish number on the Wildcats, lay the points as they should win and cover.
Kansas State is listed at -235 in our Vegas lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Wildcats, you have a chance to win $43. Oklahoma State is +195, offering a chance to win $195 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the Cowboys a 70.15% chance to win, with the Wildcats at 33.90%.