Against the Spread Pick
It will be a battle between the two worst teams in the Big 12 when the Kansas State Wildcats entertain the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Tuesday. There is not a whole lot of good news for the Wildcats–except for the fact that they lead Oklahoma State in the conference standings (2-8 to 1-9). Although the ‘Cats have lost three in a row, they have won two of their last three home games. Four different players have led the team in scoring over the past four outings, including the last two (Xavier Snead and Cartier Diarra) with 23 and 24 points, respectively. No one on the Cowboys is averaging more than 11.6 points per game (Isaac Likekele). The Cowboys are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 overall and 2-6 ATS in their last eight following a loss. Kansas State is 4-1 ATS in its last five overall and 4-1 ATS in its last five following a loss. Lean toward the WILDCATS.
Over Under Pick
At least 136 points have been scored in KSU’s two most recent contests. The winning team has scored at least 72 points in seven of OSU’s last eight. Thomas Dziagwa of the Cowboys has drained 56 threes and is shooting better than 40 percent from deep this season. The over is 6-1-1 in the Cowboys’ last eight overall, 4-0 in their last four on the road, and 5-0-1 in their last six following a loss. It is also 6-2 in the Wildcats’ last eight overall, 10-2 in their last 12 at home, and 4-1 in their last five against opponents with losing records. Roll with the OVER.