College Basketball Odds & Prediction: Oklahoma vs. Kansas State

College Basketball Betting Odds & Prediction: Oklahoma vs. Kansas State

Written by on January 16, 2018

The Oklahoma Sooners and Kansas State Wildcats will both be looking to pick up a big win on Tuesday night when they square off in their Big 12 battle at the Bramlage Coliseum. Oklahoma will be looking to extend a modest winning streak while K-State looks to snap out of its recent funk. Now, let’s find out which team is offering the best value against their college basketball betting odds.

Sooners vs. Wildcats College Basketball Betting Odds & Prediction

  • When: Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 9:00 PM ET
  • Where: Bramlage Coliseum, Manhattan, KS
  • TV: ESPNU
  • Radio: 1430 AM (Oklahoma) / 107.9 FM (Kansas State)
  • Live Stream: Watch ESPN
  • College Basketball Odds: Oklahoma Sooners -3 (Over/Under at 164 points)

Team Records

  • All: Oklahoma Sooners 14-2 / Kansas State Wildcats 12-5
  • Home: Oklahoma Sooners 10-1 / Kansas State Wildcats 9-3
  • Away: Oklahoma Sooners 4-1 / Kansas State Wildcats 3-2
  • ATS: Oklahoma Sooners 7-8 / Kansas State Wildcats 5-9
  • Over/Under: Oklahoma Sooners 12-3 / Kansas State Wildcats 6-8

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Recent Head to Head (Last 10 Games)

  • Record: Kansas State Wildcats lead 7-3
  • Score: Oklahoma Sooners 68.10 / Kansas State Wildcats 67.30
  • Field Goal Percentage: Oklahoma Sooners 44.31 / Kansas State Wildcats 41.41
  • Rebounds: Oklahoma Sooners 35.50 / Kansas State Wildcats 34.10
  • 3 Point Shots: Oklahoma Sooners 59-178 / Kansas State Wildcats 68-186
  • Steals: Oklahoma Sooners 6.60 / Kansas State Wildcats 6.60

Why Consider the College Basketball Betting Odds for Oklahoma?

Why consider betting on Oklahoma in this Big 12 battle? Well, there are several good reasons. First, the Sooners have, without a shadow of a doubt, the best player in the nation in electrifying point guard Trae Young. Second, the Sooners are playing excellent basketball, having won two straight over nationally-ranked teams and eight of 10 overall. Last but not least, Oklahoma is far superior to Kansas State at the offensive end of the floor. The Sooners are coming off a fantastic 102-97 win over No. 16 TCU on Saturday that saw Young go off to the tune of 43 points, including 29 after halftime. The sweet-shooting floor leader left his teammates flabbergasted afterward. “Sometimes you wonder, is he even human?” Sooners guard Christian James said. Young leads the nation in scoring and assists by putting up a mind-boggling 30.1 points and 9.9 assists per game. Young drained 10 three-pointers against TCU in the win. “I had to continue to be aggressive, and the shots were there and open for me to take, so I was just trying to knock it down every time,” Young said. The Sooners lead the nation in scoring at 93.6 points per game while shooting a blistering 49.5 percent from the field (21st).

Why Consider the College Basketball Betting Odds for Kansas State?

Why consider betting on Kansas State in this one? Because the Wildcats are pretty good defensively, playing at home and quite desperate! K-State suffered a heartbreaking 73-72 loss against No. 12 Kansas on Saturday in a game that went back and forth between the longtime conference and in-state rivals. There were five lead changes in the game’s final 2:18. Dean Wade scored a team-high 22 points and Cartier Diarra added a career-high 18, but the Wildcats came up just short. The Wildcats come in as the College Basketball Betting Odds underdog against Oklahoma.   “Pretty frustrated,” Wade said. “Pretty disappointed.” The Wildcats are averaging 76.3 points per game (131st) on 48.2 percent shooting (43rd) while allowing 66.4 points per game defensively (51st). Barry Brown averages a team-high 16.6 points per game for the Wildcats.

Latest College Basketball Betting Trends

  • Oklahoma is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Oklahoma is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma’s last 6 games
  • Kansas State is 17-6-1 ATS in its last 24 games when playing Oklahoma
  • Kansas State is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas State’s last 6 games

Expert Analysis and Prediction

There’s a reason why a whopping 69 percent of public bettors are backing Oklahoma in this contest and it’s because they have the next ‘Steph Curry’ on their roster in Trae Young and are averaging almost 94 points per game. If you haven’t seen Trae Young by this point, then shame on you…he really does look like another Curry and that’s just plain old scary right now! Young can shoot it from anywhere on the floor and he is actually a better passer than the Golden State Warriors superstar floor leader and two-time NBA champion. His ability to make plays from all over the court has made his teammates even more dangerous and allows them to get better shots when opposing defenses collapse on him. Oklahoma averages almost 16 points per game more than K-State and while they also give up just about 15 points per game more than their Big 12 rivals, there’s only one team in this matchup that has a legitimately unstoppable player. The Sooners are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games, 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games against their Big 12 rivals and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. I know K-State has gone 7-2 ATS in their last nine conference games, but they haven’t faced a player quite like Trae Young during the span – if ever! K-State is more balanced and they’re playing at home, but Oklahoma has a super special superstar in Trae Young and I believe the Sooners are in the midst of a special campaign because of their incredible floor leader. I like the Sooners to back their College Basketball Betting Odds and cash in! Pick: Oklahoma Sooners -3
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