Against The Spread Pick
The Cowboys have had a bit of a bounce-back recently after starting Big 12 play in wretched fashion. Their 0-8 start to conference play was clearly not good, but since that point, they have gone 5-3 in their next eight games. This is in stark contrast to Kansas State who is 2-14 in Big 12 play, on a nine-game losing streak, and haven’t picked up a single win in a road conference game this season. The Wildcats are in a rough spot here as they will be dealing with the emotional factor of their late loss against archrival Kansas on Saturday. Losing that game 62-58 after leading the game late is something to consider when making the pick here as college games are often tied to emotional highs and lows. Oklahoma State looked great last time out in beating Iowa State 73-61 behind 19 points from Cameron McGriff. This OSU team is playing its best basketball of the season and will want to keep that feel-good vibe going until the conference tournament. Take the Cowboys at home minus the points here.
Over Under Pick
Kansas State is losing games (generally) by big margins at this point. They have shot just 28.2 percent from three-point range over that span and their lack of firepower is a problem for the over here. Both these teams, however, have been trending to the over this season. Kansas State is 17-10-2 over/under overall and 5-4-1 away from home. The total has also gone over in four of their last five games. Oklahoma State is 15-13-1 over/under this campaign and they are an even 7-7-1 at home in the metric. The total has gone over in four of their last five against Kansas State and in five of their last seven games played on a Wednesday. Given that the total here isn’t too crazy it is worth sticking with these trends and looking for the over as Oklahoma State has found a nice groove shooting the ball as of late.