The Kansas State Wildcats (22-7, 10-6 Big 12) aim to extend a three-game winning streak when they host the Oklahoma Sooners (14-15, 4-12 Big 12) at 8:00 PM ET on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at Bramlage Coliseum. The game airs on ESPN+.
Wednesday’s matchup between the Wildcats and the Sooners features the Wildcats as healthy 7-point favorites. The matchup’s over/under is 141.5.
Kansas State vs. Oklahoma Odds
Point Spread for Kansas State vs. Oklahoma
The spread for this matchup is set at 7 points, with sportsbooks listing Kansas State as the favorite.
Kansas State vs. Oklahoma Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Kansas State has -325 odds to pick up the win, while Oklahoma is listed at +258 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 141.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN+
- Location: Manhattan, Kansas
- Arena: Bramlage Coliseum
Kansas State vs. Oklahoma Betting Trends
Kansas State is 20-9-0 against the spread this season. The Wildcats have been listed as the favorite 16 times this season and have come away with a win in all of those games. Kansas State has eclipsed the over/under in 48.3% of its opportunities this year (14 times over 29 games with a set point total).
Oklahoma is 14-15-0 against the spread this year. The Sooners have a 5-11 record in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 31.2% of those games). Oklahoma’s games this year have hit the over 15 times in 29 opportunities (51.7%).
Kansas State vs. Oklahoma Key Players to Watch
Markquis Nowell is tops on the Wildcats at 7.6 assists per contest, while also putting up 3.5 rebounds and 17 points. He is third in the nation in assists. Keyontae Johnson is tops on his team in both points (17.6) and rebounds (7.1) per contest, and also posts 2.2 assists. At the other end, he averages 1.1 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. Nae’Qwan Tomlin posts 10 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists per contest, shooting 46.8% from the floor. Desi Sills is averaging 8.3 points, 2.2 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game.
Tanner Groves is No. 1 on the Sooners in rebounding (7 per game), and posts 10 points and 1.5 assists. He also posts 0.8 steals and 1.1 blocked shots. Jalen Hill gets the Sooners 10.1 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. He also posts 0.8 steals and 0.6 blocked shots. The Sooners receive 7 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3 assists per game from Milos Uzan.
What you need to know about the Kansas State Wildcats
Kansas State has put together an 11-5-0 ATS record in conference action so far this year. On offense, the Wildcats are posting 75.3 points per game (100th-ranked in college basketball). They are giving up 68 points per contest on defense (121st-ranked). Kansas State is 145th in the country with 32.3 rebounds per game so far this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 142nd with 30.5 rebounds allowed per contest.
The Wildcats are averaging 74.3 points per game this season when playing at home, which is two fewer points than they’re averaging in away games (76.3). Kansas State is draining 6.9 treys per game (237th-ranked in college basketball). It has a 33.7% shooting percentage (214th-ranked) from downtown. With a 29.1% three-point percentage allowed this season, the Wildcats are 10th-best in college basketball. They rank 44th in college basketball by ceding 6.1 three-pointers per contest.
The Wildcats are 6-4 against the spread and 5-5 overall in their last 10 games. Kansas State has hit the over in three of its last 10 outings. On offense, Kansas State has had a tough time putting the ball in the basket over its last 10 games, scoring 70.3 points per contest over that stretch as opposed to the 75.3 it has put up over the course of this year. Kansas State’s defense has been less stingy lately, as the team has given up 68.8 points per game during its past 10 compared to the 68 points per game its opponents are averaging this season.
What you need to know about the Oklahoma Sooners
Oklahoma has covered seven times in 16 matchups with a spread in conference play this season. At 68 points scored per game and 67.6 points conceded, the Sooners are 275th in college basketball offensively and 105th defensively. At 29.7 rebounds per game and 29.7 rebounds conceded, Oklahoma is 293rd and 93rd in the country, respectively.
At home the Sooners are putting up 68.9 points per game, 2.9 more than they are averaging away (66). In 2022-23, Oklahoma is 224th in the nation in 3-point makes (7 per game) and 122nd in 3-point percentage (35.3%). In 2022-23 the Sooners are 11th-best in college basketball in 3-pointers allowed (5.4 per game) and 26th in defensive 3-point percentage (30.6%).
The Sooners have gone 3-7 over their last 10 contests, with a 4-6 record against the spread in that span. Oklahoma has gone over the total in seven of its past 10 games. Oklahoma is putting up 68 points per contest in its last 10 games, which is the same number of points it is averaging for the season. The Sooners have played worse defensively in their previous 10 games, giving up 74.6 points per contest, seven more points their than season average of 67.6.
Kansas State vs. Oklahoma Prediction & Pick
Our pick to win this contest is Kansas State, and we project that Oklahoma will cover the spread (Kansas State -7). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 141.5 points.
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