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Kansas State vs Oklahoma Pick & Preview: Tuesday, February 14th Betting Odds
Wildcats vs Sooners Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Kansas State Wildcats at Oklahoma Sooners
- Where: Norman at Lloyd Noble Center
- Date: Tuesday, February 14th
- Betting Odds: Kansas State -1, KANST -115 | OKL -107 O/U 141.5
The Kansas State Wildcats head into today’s game in what will be their 26th game of the season, posting a record of 19-6. On the road, the Wildcats will be playing their 9th game of the season, having gone 4-5. So far, the Wildcats have been favored 16 times, going 16-0 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have Kansas State as -1 point favorites.
Keyontae Johnson comes into today’s game as the Wildcats’ leading scorer at 17.6 points per contest. Not only has Johnson been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Kansas State’s top rebounder at 7.64 boards per contest. Behind Johnson, the team has benefited from the strong play of Markquis Nowell, who is second on the team in scoring at 16.92 points per game. Overall, he has hit 39.0% of his shots and is adding 3.36 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Kansas State this season, as they are currently ranked 266th in college basketball at 69.0 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Wildcats’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.6%, placing them 206th in the NCAA.
Coming into today’s matchup, the Oklahoma Sooners are in the middle of a 4 game losing streak and have an overall record of 12-13. Currently, the Sooners have been the home team 17 times, sitting with a record of 10-7. So far, the Sooners have been the underdog 14 times, going 4-10 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +1 underdogs on the spread.
Oklahoma will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Grant Sherfield who is averaging 16.52 points per game for the Sooners. Sherfield is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Sooners’ offensive game plan is the play of Jalen Hill who has hit 52.0% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.16 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Oklahoma this season, as they are currently ranked 286th in college basketball at 68.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Sooners’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.9%, placing them 260th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Oklahoma Sooners +1
In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a home underdog. Coming into the game, the Kansas State Wildcats are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -1. However, we anticipate Oklahoma putting up a strong fight and benefiting from playing at home and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Wildcats as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Sooners to cover.