The Kansas State Wildcats today will face their Big 12 rival, the Oklahoma State cowboy team. The Wildcats turned around a very bad start to the conference game by winning four of their last five games in the Big 12 and climbing to fifth in the conference with a 6-7 record. The Wildcats had one of the toughest finishes to the season as No. 6 Kansas and No. 11 Texas Tech were left to compete.
This means that if the Wildcats can shoot strong, they will have a place in the NCAA tournament. They are not a great team and there will be no easy path, but there is a path to the jump for the Wildcats.
Here are the odds for this Big 12 brawl, with support from WynnBET Sportsbook.
Total: 133 (Over -110/Under -110)
These two teams put together quite well which makes me think a bit about this disparity. I agree that OKState has the edge, but the advantage is slight. That advantage for the Cowboys lies mainly in their offensive behavior which has ranked 1945h nationally. While not great, it’s a pretty good number compared to the Wildcats’ 237th offense with a score of less than 68 points per game.
I’m not so concerned with offenses here, since that’s the difference between the two defenses. While the Wildcats defense ranks impressively 38th nationally in total points, the Cowboys defense allows close to 67 points per game and ranks 94th in the country. They were 237th in total defensive rebounds and 303th in total offensive rebounds.
In addition to having a much better defense, the Wildcats are a much better ATS team. As the underdog, the Wildcats are 6-1 ATS and have won all four of their last six games as laners. For comparison, as the home favorites, the Cowboys are losing 4-7 ATS and 4-7-1 losing.
Pick: Kansas State +155 to win
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