Kansas State at Oklahoma - 1/1/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Kansas State at Oklahoma - 1/1/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma Sooners (10-2) vs Kansas State Wildcats (8-3)

Game Info: Saturday, January 1, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Lloyd Noble Center)

Betting Odds: Oklahoma Sooners -8 -- Over/Under: 128 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Kansas State Wildcats will travel to play the Oklahoma Sooners in a Big 12 conference game on Saturday night.

The Kansas State Wildcats are 8-3 this season and have won three games in a row. Kansas State is coming off of a win against McNeese by a score of 74-59 in their last game. Kansas State made 10 three pointers and out rebounded their opponent by a total of 34-28 in the win. Markquis Nowell led the Wildcats with 18 points and 10 assists in the victory. Kansas State is averaging 70.9 points per game and is giving up 59.5 points per game against, while also averaging 38 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per game. Nijel Pack is averaging 14.9 points per game and 3.4 rebounds per game, while Markquis Nowell is averaging 12.8 points per game and 4.9 assists per game for the Wildcats. Kansas State is shooting 44.3% on field goals, 74.1% on free throws, and 33.7% on three pointers.

The Oklahoma Sooners are 10-2 this season and have won their last three games. Oklahoma defeated Alcorn State by a score of 72-48 in their last game. Oklahoma held Alcorn State to 30% shooting and only 15 points in the first half in the win. Umoja Gibson led the Sooners with 17 points and 4 rebounds in the game. Oklahoma is averaging 74.8 points per game and is giving up 59.3 points per game against, while also averaging 35 rebounds per game and 16.8 assists per game. Tanner Groves is averaging 14.3 points per game and 6 rebounds per game, while Umoja Gibson is averaging 12.1 points per game and 2.6 rebounds per game for the Sooners. Oklahoma is shooting 51% on field goals, 75% on free throws, and 36.1% on three pointers.

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Kansas State is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games. The under is 6-1 in Kansas State’s last 7 games. Oklahoma is 11-4 ATS in their last 15 Saturday games. The over is 5-2 in Oklahoma’s last 7 Saturday games. The home team is 8-2-1 ATS in these two teams last 11 meetings.

Both of these teams have started the season going in the right direction and have similar numbers in a lot of categories. I do think Oklahoma is the better team and should win, but I like Kansas State to keep it within the number.

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David’s Pick Kansas State +8

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