Free College Basketball Picks Today: Kansas State Wildcats vs Oklahoma Sooners 3/1/23

Free College Basketball Picks Today: Kansas State Wildcats vs Oklahoma Sooners 3/1/23
Wed 1st March 2023

The No. 11 Kansas State Wildcats (22-7, 10-6 Big 12) will be looking to extend their winning run when they host the Oklahoma Sooners (14-15, 4-12 Big 12) on Wednesday. Oklahoma beat the Iowa State Cyclones 61-50 at James H. Hilton Coliseum on Saturday.

Jacob Groves had a standout performance with 16 points. The Sooners are 10th in the Big 12 Conference. Kansas State won their third in a row on Saturday at Gallagher-Iba Arena, beating the Oklahoma State Cowboys 73-68.

Markquis Nowell had 22 points and eight assists, carrying the team. The Wildcats dropped to fourth in the Big 12 Conference. The teams are meeting for the final time this season. Oklahoma will be aiming for a season sweep against Kansas State after earning the win in the only earlier game 79-65 at Lloyd Noble Center on February 14, their third straight head-to-head victory.

Grant Sherfield led the Sooners with 22 points, eight rebounds, and six assists. Nae’Qwan Tomlin had 17 points and 10 rebounds in the losing effort. The Sooners have been led this season by Sherfield, who is averaging 16.3 points per game. Sherfield also has dished 3.3 assists per game.

Meanwhile, Tanner Groves is grabbing 7.0 rebounds. Keyontae Johnson and Nowell have been the primary providers of the Wildcats’ offense, averaging 17.6 and 17.0 points per game, respectively. Johnson also has averaged 7.1 rebounds per game, while Nowell has doled out 7.6 assists per game, third-most in the NCAA.

The Sooners have had minimal success at Fred Bramlage Coliseum in recent seasons, losing nine of the last 10 trips. Oklahoma is 3-7 in the last 10 games with an average margin of -6.6 (68.0-74.6). For the season, the Sooners are averaging 68.0 points per game, compared to 67.6 for opponents.

Kansas State has split the last 10 (5-5), scoring 70.3 points per game on average while allowing 68.8 (+1.5 margin). The Wildcats are averaging 75.3 ppg for the full season while allowing 68.0.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Otega Oweh: 9.8 | 5.3 | +4.5
Jacob Groves: 6.2 | 10.0 | -3.8
Points per game:
Milos Uzan: 10.2 | 7.0 | +3.2
Jacob Groves: 3.8 | 6.7 | -2.9


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
David N’Guessan: 6.0 | 8.6 | -2.6
Points per game:
Cam Carter: 4.6 | 6.3 | -1.7
Rebounds per game:
Keyontae Johnson: 4.8 | 7.1 | -2.3

SportsTips’ College Basketball Pick:

Kansas State -7.5 (-110)

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