Kansas State vs. Washington State Pick
Can Kansas State pick up a lopsided win on the road when the Wildcats take on Washington State tonight at 11PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Kansas State is favored on the road tonight, as the Wildcats are getting odds of -9.5 points against Washington State. The over/under total for the game has been set at 144.5 points. Tonight’s game takes place from Friel Court in Pullman, Washington and will air live on ESPN2.
Kansas State is off to a 9-2 start to the season following an 89-71 win over Southeast Missouri this past weekend. The Wildcats have struggled at the betting window, going just 2-6 against the spread this year. Kansas State is scoring 77.5 points per game on offense this year while allowing just 62 per game on defense. Kamau Stokes is leading the team with 14.6 points and 4.5 assists per game while Dean Wade is adding 13.5 points and 6.3 rebounds per contest.
Washington State snapped a three-game losing streak this weekend when it beat IUPUI 72-59 to move to 7-3 on the season. The Cougars are 6-3 against the spread, failing to cover in their losses. Washington State is averaging 76.8 points per game on offense while giving up 74.8 per game on defense. Robert Franks is leading Washington State with 18.3 points and 7.1 rebounds per game while Malachi Flynn is adding 15.4 points and 4.2 assists per game.
Kansas State has won and covered in four of its last five meetings with Washington State. Washington State hasn’t tested itself too much this season. The Cougars have seen their losses come against UTEP, Idaho and UC-Davis. Kansas State hasn’t exactly faced juggernauts either, but the Wildcats have faced Arizona State and Vanderbilt. That experience should pay off today. The public betting is siding with Washington State tonight, but I think Kansas State is able to cover.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: KANSAS STATE -9.5