Planning on watching today's Sooners and Wildcats game? Catch the action at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, KS, as the Wildcats hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on ESPN+. The odds for this Big 12 conference game currently have Kansas State as the -2.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 138.5 points.


The Pick: Kansas State Wildcats -2.5

This game will be played at Bramlage Coliseum at 8:00 ET on Tuesday, January 30th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Wildcats.
  • Not only will Kansas State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 138.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Is a Win at Manhattan Possible for the Sooners?

With a road record of 2-2, Oklahoma has been much better at home this season, going 13-3 compared to 2-2 on the road. They are also 2-3 as the underdog, and for the season, they are 15-5.

Over their last 10 road games, the Sooners are 3-7, and they have lost two straight games. Their most recent game was an 85-84 loss to Texas Tech.

As the underdog this season, Oklahoma has gone 2-3 vs. the spread. Their overall ATS mark is 11-9. On the road, the Sooners are 2-2 vs. the spread this year, and their last 3 road ATS record is 1-2.

Oklahoma's over/under record this season sits at 10-10, and today's line of 138.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (144.8). So far, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today's line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 146 points.

In their latest game, Oklahoma offense put up 84 points against Texas Tech. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 47.5% and made 11 threes. Offensively, the Sooners have a season long field goal percentage of 48%, which is 59th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 192nd in percentage and 176th in three-pointers made.

So far this season, the Oklahoma defense has been performing well, ranking 58th in the country at 66.6 points allowed per contest. In their previous game vs. Texas Tech, the Red Raiders finished with a field goal percentage of 47% and a total of 85 points vs. Oklahoma.

Will Kansas State Come Through as Home Favorites?

After a 74-52 loss to Houston, Kansas State will look to get back on track at home against Oklahoma. So far this season, the Wildcats have been much better at home, going 10-2 compared to 4-4 on the road. At home, Kansas State has an average scoring margin of +8.2 compared to -0.1 on the road.

On the season, Kansas State is 14-6, including a 4-3 mark in Big 12 play. They have been the favorite in 12 of their 20 games, going 11-1 in those contests. Over their last 10 games at home, the Wildcats have gone 9-1.

As the favorite this season, Kansas State has gone 6-6 vs. the spread. At home, they are 5-7 vs. the spread this year and 10-10 overall. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Wildcats have gone 5-5 vs. the spread.

Today's over/under line of 138.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Kansas State games this season (144.6). So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today's OU line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 135 points, which is higher than the season average of 141.2 points per game.

In their most recent game, the Kansas State offense concluded with only 52 points against Houston. Throughout the game, they made 7/21 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 40.4%. The team's scoring leader is Cam Carter, who holds an average of 16.3 as they head into today's matchup. Additionally, Arthur Kaluma is averaging 15 points per game this season.

The Wildcats' defense is presently ranked 90th nationally, allowing an average of 68.2 points per contest. The Kansas State defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 74 points and allowed Houston to connect on 7 threes.