Free College Basketball Picks Today: Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Kansas State Wildcats 2/25/23

Free College Basketball Picks Today: Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Kansas State Wildcats 2/25/23
Sat 25th February 2023

The No. 14 Kansas State Wildcats (21-7, 9-6 Big 12) will try to break down one of the country’s top shooting defenses when they head to face the Oklahoma State Cowboys (16-12, 7-8 Big 12) on Saturday.

Kansas State topped the Baylor Bears 75-65 at Fred Bramlage Coliseum on Tuesday. Keyontae Johnson was a top performer with 25 points. The Wildcats are third in the Big 12 Conference.

Oklahoma State dropped their third in a row in blowout fashion on Monday at WVU Coliseum, falling to the West Virginia Mountaineers 85-67. Caleb Asberry had 15 points in defeat to lead the team. The Cowboys are seventh in the Big 12 Conference. The teams are meeting for the last time this season.

Kansas State will be seeking a season sweep against Oklahoma State after earning the win in the only earlier matchup 65-57 at Fred Bramlage Coliseum on January 10. Markquis Nowell led the Wildcats with 20 points and seven assists.

Kalib Boone had 23 points in the losing effort. The Wildcats have been led this season by Johnson and Nowell, who are averaging 17.6 and 16.8 points per game, respectively. Johnson also has grabbed 7.2 rebounds per game, while Nowell has dished 7.6 assists per game, second-most in the country.

Boone (11.8 ppg) and Bryce Thompson (11.8) have powered the Cowboys’ offense. Moussa Cisse is collecting 6.9 rebounds per game, and Avery Anderson III is distributing 2.8 assists. Opponents are shooting 40.1% from the field against the Cowboys, ranking as one of the NCAA’s stingiest FG% defenses (21st).

The Cowboys have found success in the last 10 matchups between the teams at Gallagher-Iba Arena, winning seven. Kansas State is 5-5 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +2.0 (69.8-67.8). For the season, the Wildcats are averaging 75.4 points per game, compared to 68.0 for opponents.

Oklahoma State has gone 6-4 over the last 10, allowing 73.8 points per game on average while scoring only 72.1 (-1.7 margin). The Cowboys are averaging 69.6 ppg for the full season while allowing 66.3.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points per game:
Cam Carter: 4.6 | 6.3 | -1.7
Rebounds per game:
Keyontae Johnson: 5.2 | 7.2 | -2.0


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Avery Anderson III: 0.0 | 14.7 | -14.7
Points per game:
Bryce Thompson: 16.4 | 11.8 | +4.6
Avery Anderson III: 0.0 | 9.0 | -9.0
Rebounds per game:
Tyreek Smith: 1.6 | 3.3 | -1.6
Assists per game:
Avery Anderson III: 0.0 | 2.8 | -2.8

SportsTips’ College Basketball Pick:

Kansas State +2.5 (-110)

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