College Basketball Picks: Kansas State Wildcats vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys

Jeff Grant@@JeffGrantSportsContributor IMarch 3, 2014

College Basketball Picks: Kansas State Wildcats vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys

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    The Kansas State Wildcats are 14-5-1 against the spread versus teams with a winning record this season, which is important to consider when making your college basketball picks Monday, as they prepare to take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

    Sports bettors will find that the Wildcats are nine-point road underdogs in the NCAA basketball odds, with the betting total sitting at 137.5 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this Big 12 Conference matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.

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Kansas State Wildcats

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    The Kansas State Wildcats have won back-to-back games, including an 80-73 victory over the Iowa State Cyclones as two-point home favorites last Saturday.

    College basketball handicappers will find that the Wildcats are 10-6 straight up and against the spread versus conference opponents.

Oklahoma State Cowboys

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    The Oklahoma State Cowboys have won and covered the number in their last three games, including a 72-65 victory over the Kansas Jayhawks as one-point home favorites last Saturday.

    Over the last two-plus seasons, the Cowboys are 0-4 against the spread as home favorites of 6.5 to nine points.


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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Kansas State Wildcats as one of their college basketball picks, as the Oklahoma State Cowboys are 10-25-1 against the spread in their last 36 games versus teams with a winning record.

    Pick:  Kansas State Wildcats +9

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